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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 →

30 Jan

Start the Lunar New Year with clear vision

Victoria’s Vietnamese community are encouraged to get their eyes tested in the lead up to Lunar New Year.   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 →

13 Oct

Australia’s first people are encouraged to #snapforsight this World Sight Day

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Vision 2020 Australia are asking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to ‘snap for sight’ this World Sight Day by posting images, video or audio files that capture a significant moment on social media using the #snapforsight and #DeadlyEyes hashtags. Read more →

13 Jan

Vision Initiative Pilot Projects: results released

In 2012-15, the Vision Initiative successfully tested a novel three-tiered approach to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in four local government areas (LGAs) where populations were considered at increased risk of eye disease. Read more →

06 May

State Budget commits $3.4 million to improve Victoria’s eye health

Victoria’s eye health received a boost yesterday following the commitment by the Victorian State Government to increase the Vision Initiative funding to $3.4 million over four years. Read more →

18 Nov

Health Minister commits $5 million to improve Victoria’s eye health

The sight of one in five Victorians could be saved following today’s pre-election announcement that the Victorian Government will commit $5 million to Victoria’s eye health.  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 →

28 May

New funding to target eye health in Victorian CALD communities

New funding announced this week for Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative program will deliver a boost for the eye health of Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 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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