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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 →

03 Jul

The Fred Hollows Foundation named one of Australia's Top Businesses

The Fred Hollows Foundation has joined Deloitte, NRMA, the CSIRO and NAB in winning a national award for leadership in business practices. The Foundation has been honoured as The Australian Charity of the Year 2013 in the inaugural Australian Charity Awards, a new partner program of The Australian Business Awards. Read more →

01 Jul

Discuss your family’s eye history this JulEYE. It’s as simple as having a conversation and as serious as saving your eyesight.

The RANZCO Eye Foundation (Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists), a national not-for-profit organization, dedicates the month of July to its annual community awareness campaign.  JulEYE is aimed at educating Australians about eye disease and this year is encouraging everyone to discuss their family eye history. Read more →

26 Jun

Eyefly launches EyeGive partnering with Brien Holden Vision Institute Say Eye campaign

Eyefly, the online fashion eyewear retailer for men and women, announces today its launch of a social responsibility effort by pledging to donate one frame for every frame they sell to the Brien Holden Vision Institute Say Eye campaign. With an initial donation of 15,000 optical frames, Eyefly is lending its support, while serving to promote advocacy and education for the development of eye care worldwide. Read more →

28 May

New Global Action Plan a milestone for international eye health

A visionary new Global Action Plan adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week is good news for people living with avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $39 million to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $39 million in today’s budget to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $16.5m budget boost to tackle trachoma but more needs to be done to close the gap in vision

Peak eye health organisation Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $16.5 million in today’s budget to tackle the blinding eye infection trachoma in Indigenous communities. But more needs to be done to close the gap in vision. Read more →

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