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28 Jul

Vision for everyone, everywhere…a legacy that will live on

Global leader in eye care and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia, passed away last night in Sydney Read more →

24 Jul

Revo partners with Bono to fight vision impairment and unnecessary blindness

Brien Holden Vision Institute partners with the Buy Vision, Give Sight campaign to implement program with local partners to help more than 5 million people by 2020. Read more →

12 Jul

3 out of 4 Australians underestimate the diabetes epidemic

New research* released by Diabetes Australia today shows that three out of four people substantially underestimate the prevalence of diabetes and over 60 per cent of people don’t link diabetes to its major complications including heart attacks, stroke, anxiety and depression.  Read more →

01 Jul

JulEYE is about saving sight now and into the future

Imagine missing the big moments in your life. Get your eyes tested this JulEYE!  Read more →

30 Jun

Novartis launches first smart watch app for people with vision loss

Novartis Pharmaceuticals launches the first app for visually impaired people for use with the Apple Watch and other smart watches. Read more →

29 Jun

#EyeCareForAll Photo Competition launched

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, ‘Eye care for all’.   Read more →

19 Jun

Report on tracking UHC adopts cataract surgical coverage as key indicator

Influential new report co-authored by the WHO and the World Bank identifies a small set of indicators to track and monitor Universal Health Coverage. IAPB’s recommendation–Cataract Surgical Coverage (UHC)–among the thirteen health intervention indicators listed. Read more →

17 Jun

Eye health identified as rural health priority

Vision 2020 Australia is pleased to see eye health identified for the first time in the top ten key health priorities, following the 13th National Rural Health Conference in May. Read more →

17 Jun

Eye health an indicator for measuring Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organisation and World Bank have included eye health as a measurable indicator for reporting progress on achieving Universal Health Coverage, which is promising for the future investment in global eye health. Read more →

16 Jun

Not for profit tax concessions submission

Vision 2020 Australia recently submitted a response on behalf of the sector to the Australian Government’s discussion paper Re:Think: Better tax, better Australia that specifically targets tax concessions currently available to the not for profit (NFP) sector.  Read more →

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