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28 May

New funding to target eye health in Victorian CALD communities

New funding announced this week for Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative program will deliver a boost for the eye health of Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Read more →

01 Apr

Senate report one step closer to clarifying the future of Australia’s foreign aid program

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the recent Senate report into Australia’s overseas aid program. The report contains a number of recommendations that, if adopted, would provide a clear roadmap for the future of Australia’s international development program. Read more →

10 Oct

Aussies fear going blind but still take sight for granted: study

On World Sight Day (10 October) a new Vision 2020 Australia national study has found nearly two thirds of Australians fear going blind over losing a limb or having a heart attack. Yet according to the Eye Health Report Card study released today, millions of Australians are still taking their sight for granted. Read more →

08 Oct

Indigenous eye health in focus on World Sight Day

Indigenous AFL player Patrick ‘Paddy’ Ryder calls on Australians to get their eyes tested. Read more →

06 Sep

Coalition foreign aid cuts a blow for the world’s most vulnerable

Eye health and vision care peak body Vision 2020 Australia said the Coalition had delivered a blow to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people including those who are blind or vision impaired, by reducing the foreign aid budget. Read more →

08 Aug

Government tells Vision Summit dramatic steps needed to reduce blindness

Indigenous eye health, diabetes-related eye disease and support for people with low vision were among the Federal Government’s priorities for eye health and vision care according to Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Shayne Neumann. Read more →

23 Jul

IAPB Launches new ‘Eye Health Leaders’ Award

The ‘Eye Health Leaders’ awards 2013 will recognise and celebrate eye health professionals with the vision and potential to lead the eye health sector in the future. Read more →

15 Jul

Coalition rules eye health into plans at Vision Summit

The Coalition pledged its support to the eye health and vision care sector during the Vision 2020 Australia Vision Summit which was held in Brisbane last week.   More than 40 CEOs from leading eye health and vision care organisations across Australia attended the Summit to ask questions of the Coalition in the lead up to the Federal Election. Read more →

09 Jul

Indigenous eye health put on the Coalition agenda

CEOs from some of Australia’s leading eye health organisations urged the Coalition to close the gap for vision in Indigenous people at a Vision Summit in Brisbane today which coincides with NAIDOC Week. Read more →

03 Jul

Holden an AOA Legend

It’s official, Australian researcher and entrepreneur for eye health solutions Professor Brien Holden is a ‘legend’. So says the American Optometric Association (AOA), which represents over 35,000 members from the optometry profession in the U.S. and conferred the honour at a special awards reception on Friday. Read more →

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