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12 Jul

One Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes, and with that comes the increased risk of vision loss. Support JulEYE to fund vital research into cures and treatments to create a future where no one is blind

SYDNEY: 11 July 2016:  A person with diabetes is 25 times more likely to go blind than other people. With 1.7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, the strain that diabetic related eye disease has on Australian health services is immense. It is only through continued funding into eye research, and increased screenings, that can we progress towards seeing a clearer future, according to The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation. Read more →

05 Jul

Australian College of Optometry Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is pleased to announce that enrolments are now open for the Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (ACO-CACL). This newly launched post graduate level course provides optometrists across Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to comprehensive higher level study through self-paced learning supported by online lectures, e-learning materials, demonstration videos and on-line discussion forums.  Read more →

04 Jul

Medicare Budget inclusion to be a game changer for diabetic eye health

The 2016 Federal Budget has allocated funding towards reducing the impact of diabetic related eye disease, a measure that is particularly significant for people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent living with diabetes.  Read more →

04 Jul

July is the month to look after your sight!

The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation, is asking Australians to donate $1 for every year of good sight they have enjoyed to fund vital research as part of its’ annual community awareness campaign, JulEYE.  The Foundation funds these new projects through grants to the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA), which supports vision researchers around the country.  Read more →

01 Jul

Minister announces NDIS roll out across Australia at RIDBC

On Thursday 30 June Minister for Disability Services, The Honourable John Ajaka MLC, officially announced the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Western Sydney. Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) hosted the launch of this historic event. Read more →

14 Jun

Outback Vision Van’s first tour of duty hailed a success

The Lions Outback Vision Van (LOVV) has completed its first tour of regional Western Australia – delivering vital eye health services to more than 660 patients across 12 sites. Read more →

31 May

Routine eye examination prevents stroke

A man has avoided having a stroke thanks to a routine eye examination with his optometrist.  Read more →

27 May

Labor’s Indigenous health package acknowledges role of ACCHO sector

The peak Aboriginal health organisation, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to invest in preventative health strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and measures to protect Medicare and bulk billing for low income Australians. Read more →

19 May

Labor's announcement to unfreeze Medicare indexation welcome

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Labor’s announcement this morning to unfreeze Medicare indexation in 2017, a critical move to ensure Australia's eye care system is sustainable. Read more →

16 May

Brien Holden COO named IAPB Regional chair for Western Pacific region

London, UK, 16 May 2016: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced that Amanda Davis will take up the role of Regional Chair for Western Pacific Region Read more →

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