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22 May

Caring Australians lose sight of their own eye health

New research, commissioned by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and released in time with Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, reveals people aged 50 to 64 are placing their vision at risk and could be jeopardising their ability to care for others. Read more →

26 Apr

Guide Dogs taking the lead to improve accommodation access for vision impaired

To mark International Guide Dog Day, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has launched an education campaign to improve guide dog access rights. Read more →

07 Apr

Australian government announces new television audio description working group

The Australian Government has set up a working group to expand audio description services in a move welcomed by the blindness and low vision sector.  Read more →

06 Apr

Actioning Towards 2020 strategic action planning sessions

Vision 2020 Australia is hosting its facilitated event, Actioning Towards 2020, in Melbourne on Thursday 22 June 2017. Read more →

04 Apr

Every child should have an eye exam, but millions don’t have access to the glasses they need

A new global campaign is helping to ensure that every child, everywhere, has access to the eye care they need.  Read more →

21 Mar

Disability groups stand together against transport cuts

National and state disability groups unite to campaign against proposed cuts to the Mobility Allowance for people with disability. Read more →

12 Mar

New campaign aims to unearth 150,000 Aussies unknowingly living with sight-stealing disease

Despite being the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness, only half of Aussies know about glaucoma. Read more →

28 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia’s new look Policy and Advocacy team

Vision 2020 Australia has completed the development of a multi-disciplinary Policy and Advocacy team following two recent appointments. Read more →

16 Feb

CERA looks to the promise of driverless vehicles

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has revealed it is looking to collaborate with companies, industry, and peak bodies in the development of autonomous vehicle systems. Read more →

16 Feb

Increased Optometry Input into Glaucoma Australia Awareness Activities

In a move that further recognises the importance of optometry in managing patients with glaucoma and improving the low glaucoma detection rates in Australia, Glaucoma Australia has made a second optometrist appointment to its Council of Management (Council). Read more →

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