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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 →

01 Jul

Single national advocate for low vision launches today

Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following today’s integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF). 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 →

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 →

08 Feb

Parliamentary event to highlight employment inequality for people who are blind or have low vision

People who are blind or have low vision face significant barriers at each stage of employment from finding a job, to keeping a job, through to re-entering the workforce after taking a break.  Vision 2020 Australia, along with its members, are holding a Parliamentary Friends Group in Canberra next week, on Disability and Employment to bring attention to this policy area with a particular focus on people who are blind or have low vision.   Read more →

03 Oct

Vision Initiative Whittlesea Launch

Vision Initative launch expansion to program to include an additional six local government areas including: Bass Coast, Central Goldfields, Glenelg, Hepburn, Moira and Whittlesea.  Read more →

25 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia supports call to the Minister for Social Services over NDIS accessibility

Vision 2020 Australia would like to thank Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert for drawing attention to the fact that many people who are blind or vision impaired have been unable to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Read more →

05 Oct

Australians encouraged to snap for sight on World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to 'snap for sight' this World Sight Day by posting images, video or audio files that capture a moment on social media, using alternative text (alt text) and the #snapforsight hashtag.  Read more →

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