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10 Oct

Aussies fear going blind but still take sight for granted: study

On World Sight Day (10 October) a new Vision 2020 Australia national study has found nearly two thirds of Australians fear going blind over losing a limb or having a heart attack. Yet according to the Eye Health Report Card study released today, millions of Australians are still taking their sight for granted. 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 →

08 Oct

Growth of diabetes puts eyesight of half a million Victorians at risk say experts

On World Sight Day two peak health bodies have warned that by 2025 around half a million Victorians risk losing their sight due to the diabetes epidemic facing the nation. 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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