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08 Oct

Vanstone says investing in eye health will deliver tremendous savings

Addressing the National Press Club in Canberra today, Vision 2020 Australia Chair Amanda Vanstone said Australia is facing staggering blindness and vision loss projections as the population ages. Read more →

17 Jul

Australian-first survey gets green light to tackle blindness and vision impairment

Australia is one step closer to eliminating blindness and vision impairment following a Federal Government funding announcement for a major survey that will map the prevalence of eye conditions nationally. Read more →

19 Jun

Amanda Vanstone announced as new Chair of Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia is proud to announce the election of the Hon Amanda Vanstone as Chair of Vision 2020 Australia. Read more →

05 Jun

Leader in blindness and vision impairment recognised at Disability Awards

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates Director of Policy and Advocacy Brandon Ah Tong for his win at the 2014 Victorian Disability Sector Awards. Read more →

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 →

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