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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 →

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 →

29 Jan

United blindness sector eyeballs parliamentarians on NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia and member organisations have come together to provide a united voice to ensure the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or who have functional vision loss. 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 →

15 Oct

Eye health and vision care sector joins forces to respond to NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia has collaborated with its member organisations to provide a united voice to ensure that a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is fair, equitable and meets the needs of people who are blind or have significant functional vision loss. Read more →

11 Oct

Barry Jones makes $35 million birthday wish to tackle avoidable blindness

On World Sight Day Vision 2020 Australia Chair the Hon Dr Barry Jones AO has called on the Federal Government to step up its fight to end avoidable blindness and reduce the impact of vision loss for all Australians. Read more →

02 Aug

Prevention a priority for sector this World Sight Day

Some 75 per cent of blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable – that’s the key message Vision 2020 Australia is urging the sector to get behind for World Sight Day this year. Read more →

25 Jun

Strong bi-partisan support to eliminate avoidable blindness visible at Vision 2020 Australia event

Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, Peter Dutton, were among the prominent guests in attendance at the Vision 2020 Australia Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday night. Read more →

13 Oct

Don’t be blind to family history this WSD

On the eve of World Sight Day, CEO of Vision 2020 Australia is encouraging Victorians to get talking about their family history as a lack of conversation is putting families at risk of serious eye disease. Read more →

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