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27 Nov

$23 million funding boost for peak health groups

The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia. Read more →

18 Nov

Federal Funding Keeps Good Ideas Van on the Road

First Australians living in regional areas and on country in Queensland have greater access to blindness prevention services, thanks to an $860,000 investment from the Morrison Government to keep the Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van on the road. Read more →

16 Nov

Survey shows blind people significantly underemployed around the world

New research from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand found people with sight loss are significantly less likely to be employed full time compared to their sighted counterparts. Read more →

14 Nov

Celebrating Australian Women Research Pioneers

Australian women research pioneers in optometry, who have had published papers in Clinical and Experimental Optometry have been celebrated in a special virtual issue of this leading peer-reviewed journal. Read more →

01 Nov

LEI Managing Director stepping down to focus on world-leading genetic eye research

Professor David Mackey is stepping down as Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) at the end of February 2019 to focus on five funded research projects into the genetics of eye disease. Read more →

30 Oct

WA-based mobility project receives top honours at national awards

Victoria Park based disability service provider VisAbility has been announced winner of the Outstanding Organisation Award at the 2018 HESTA Community Sector Awards. Read more →

29 Oct

CERA researchers look to AI to solve diabetic eye disease prevalence

Diabetic retinopathy is a major public health issue globally and in Australia. Nearly all vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is avoidable, however approximately 50% of cases are undiagnosed. Read more →

24 Oct

Online, but off-track

Universities across Australia are failing to adequately address the needs of students who are blind or have low vision according to new research conducted by Vision Australia and endorsed by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Alastair McEwin. Read more →

09 Oct

New UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science Head of School

UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science is delighted to announce that Associate Professor Lisa Keay has been appointed as the new Head of School. Read more →

05 Oct

Professor Brian Layland resigns as Chair and Director of Brien Holden Vision Institute

Professor Brian Layland, OAM OLM Fellow UNSW (HON. Causa) has resigned as Chair and Director of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Board. Read more →

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