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10 Jul

An initiative to stop Australians with diabetes going needlessly blind

This National Diabetes Week, Vision 2020 Australia is calling on the Australian Government to invest in the prevention of diabetes-related eye disease – the leading cause of avoidable vision loss among working-aged Australians. Read more →

15 Nov

Deadly resources launched to close the eye health gap in Victoria

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and the Vision Initiative will be launching a suite of culturally appropriate eye health promotion materials at Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative on Friday 18 November at 11.30am. Read more →

14 Nov

Save your sight from diabetes- get tested

On World Diabetes Day, Vision 2020 Australia is encouraging all Australians living with diabetes to get their eyes examined. Read more →

29 Nov

Cigarette packaging and warnings a visionary move towards eliminating the impact of smoking on eyes

CEO of Australia’s eye health and vision care peak body is hailing Saturday’s landmark roll out of plain packaging tobacco products as a crucial step in saving the sight of millions of Australians at risk of eye disease caused by smoking. Read more →

13 Nov

Waistline worry for eye health on World Diabetes Day

On the eve of World Diabetes Day (14 November) the national peak body for eye health and vision care is warning Australia’s diabetes epidemic will mean worrying results for eye health. Read more →

08 Oct

Growth of diabetes puts eyesight of half a million Victorians at risk say experts

On World Sight Day two peak health bodies have warned that by 2025 around half a million Victorians risk losing their sight due to the diabetes epidemic facing the nation. Read more →

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