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11 Oct

Australians encouraged to think about their eyes this World Sight Day

This World Sight Day, Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to think about their eye health and look after their sight. Read more →

11 Oct

Eye Health and Vision Care facts and figures

World Sight Day - Backgrounder Read more →

20 Oct

World Sight Day breakfast heralded a success!

World Sight Day this year saw the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care come together in Canberra for the launch of both the findings of Australia’s first ever National Eye Health Survey and Vision 2020 Australia’s #snapforsight eye health awareness campaign. Read more →

13 Oct

Landmark survey sets national eye health benchmark for Australia

Blindness and vision impairment appear to be on the decline in Australia according to the findings of the first ever National Eye Health Survey, released on World Sight Day 2016. Rates of vision impairment were also found to be lower in Australia when compared to other high income countries.  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 →

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 →

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 →

08 Oct

Vanstone says investing in eye health will deliver tremendous savings

Addressing the National Press Club in Canberra today, Vision 2020 Australia Chair Amanda Vanstone said Australia is facing staggering blindness and vision loss projections as the population ages. Read more →

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