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06 Aug

AIHW data shows progress, but more to be done to close the gap for vision

Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, welcomes today’s release of the Indigenous eye health measures 2018 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This report is invaluable to the sector’s efforts to close the gap for vision, and contains critical data to help track progress towards this important goal. Read more →

02 Jul

Eye health sector priorities for returning parliament

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes all new and returning MPs to Canberra with the commencement of the 46th Parliament of Australia. The eye health and vision sector has identified a range of priorities for the next three years to reduce vision loss and improve opportunities for Australians who are blind or have low vision. Read more →

12 Sep

Parliamentary event celebrates Indigenous health community’s impact on eye care

Federal MPs have heard first-hand about the positive impact community-based Indigenous health service workers are having in closing the gap between the eye health and vision of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those of non-Indigenous Australians. Read more →

24 Apr

Commonwealth leaders commit to eye care for all

Heads of Commonwealth have committed to take action towards achieving access to quality eye care for all, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meeting in London on 19 to 20 April. Read more →

15 Mar

Sector collaborates to close the eye health gap

Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to be blind or have vision loss than the broader population despite the eye health and vision care gap closing in recent years. Read more →

09 Mar

World Glaucoma Week: 50% of Australians living with glaucoma are undiagnosed

During World Glaucoma Week, Vision 2020 Australia would like to encourage all Australians to consider regular eye tests to ensure they are not one of the 150,000 people unknowingly living with glaucoma.  Read more →

27 Nov

Australian Government called on to consider the needs of blind and vision impaired people aged 65 and over

Vision 2020 Australia has today called on the Australian Government to address barriers to services it has identified for those aged 65 and over who are blind and vision impaired. Read more →

24 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes $9.46 million to be invested into glaucoma blindness research

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes today’s announcement that the Australian Government will be investing $9.46 million into genetics research aimed at preventing glaucoma blindness. Read more →

12 Oct

Australians encouraged to think about their eyes this World Sight Day

This World Sight Day, Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to think about their eye health and look after their sight. Read more →

11 Oct

Eye Health and Vision Care facts and figures

World Sight Day - Backgrounder Read more →

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