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05 Oct

Alcon receives FDA Approval for pre-loaded intraocular lens delivery system to treat patients undergoing cataract surgery

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its AcrySof®IQ Aspheric IOL with the UltraSertTMPre-loaded Delivery System for patients undergoing cataract surgery.  Read more →

30 Sep

Australian College of Optometry marks its 75th anniversary

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Australian College of Optometry will launch “A History of Australian Optometry” written by Professor Emeritus Barry Cole at the ACO National Conference on 24 October.  Read more →

16 Sep

Nash announces more funding for Indigenous eye health

Eye disease trachoma is another step closer to extinction among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples thanks to new funding announced by Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash. Read more →

16 Sep

Eye Care for All at Parliamentary event

Last Monday, Vision 2020 Australia together with Andrew Laming MP and the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP once again hosted the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner at Parliament House in Canberra.  Read more →

15 Sep

More assistance needed for those with disability

Half of Australians with disability who reported that they needed assistance from a formal service provider in 2012 did not have their assistance needs met, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more →

15 Sep

Optometrists recommend early eye examinations for kids

Approximately one in five Australian children suffers from an undetected vision problem, or requires ongoing assessment.  Read more →

09 Sep

Push for audio description gathers momentum

Representatives of Vision Australia, along with a number of people who are blind or have low vision, met MPs in Canberra today to demonstrate audio description and lobby for its inclusion on Australian TV. Read more →

03 Sep

Hands off your eyes!

Eye specialists from the Save Sight Institute in Sydney have warned that chronic eye-rubbing could be damaging your eyes. In collaboration with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and Keratoconus Australia, the Save Sight Institute is calling for better public awareness of the risks associated with eye friction.  Read more →

01 Sep

Plan to save the sight of 32,000 Indigenous Australians will generate millions

The eyesight of more than 32,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people would be saved if the Government invested just $227 million over 10 years, a new report has found. Read more →

31 Aug

NSW seniors eye savings

NSW Minister for Ageing John Ajaka has announced an exclusive offer with OPSM that will allow NSW Seniors Card Holders to take advantage of additional discounts on health services. Read more →

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