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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 →

21 Sep

Professor Keith Martin announced as CERA’s next Managing Director

The Board of the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Keith Martin as Managing Director of CERA and Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne. Read more →

12 Sep

Microsoft launches navigation app, Soundscape, in partnership with Vision Australia

Microsoft Australia and Vision Australia have announced the availability of Soundscape, a new application that empowers people who are blind or have low vision to explore the world around them through a 3D audio experience. Read more →

01 Aug

Good news continues for Indigenous eye health with program extension

Brien Holden Vision Institute is pleased to announce the Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training. Read more →

27 Jul

Greater certainty and choice at Victorian elections

Thanks to changes to the Electoral Legislation Act passed in the Victorian Parliament yesterday, voters who are blind or have low vision will now have greater electronic voting choices and certainty. Read more →

24 Jul

First female recipient for prestigious vision medal

Optometry Australia has announced that Sydney optometrist Professor Fiona Stapleton has been named the 2018 recipient of the organisation’s prestigious H Barry Collin Research Medal. Read more →

13 Jul

Peak health groups welcome government funding for new National Diabetes Eye Screening Program to prevent blindness

Leading diabetes and eye health groups today applauded the Australian Government funding announcement for a new national diabetes eye screening program to reduce vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. Read more →

08 Jul

Failure to detect type 2 diabetes early costing $700 million per year

Diabetes Australia has warned that failure to implement a comprehensive national type 2 diabetes early detection program could be costing the Australian health system more than $700 million each year. Read more →

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