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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 →

08 Oct

Australians urged to snap for sight this World Sight Day

Australians are still not doing enough to look after their sight but a new campaign is hoping to change this by encouraging more people to get their eyes tested. Read more →

26 Aug

Study shows blind looking at longer waiting times for services

A new survey has found that Australians who are blind or vision impaired are experiencing longer wait times for low vision services with signs that this is expected to worsen. Read more →

09 Oct

Slide on sunnies and save your sight this World Sight Day

Vision 2020 Australia and SunSmart are calling on Victorians to slide on their sunglasses and join in the global efforts to stop avoidable blindness, as today marks World Sight Day. Read more →

09 Oct

New eye health resources launched on World Sight Day set sights on non-English speaking Victorians

When it comes to having eye tests, non-English speaking residents rank among the lowest in the state. But a suite of new materials being launched today on World Sight Day by the Minister for Health, David Davis, as part of Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program is targeting non-English speaking Victorians in a bid to encourage them to get an eye test.   Read more →

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