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12 Oct

“Avoidable Blindness” Set to Increase in Future

New data published in the Lancet Global Health shows that decades of declining “avoidable blindness”—those with uncorrected refractive errors and cataract—is plateauing, and is projected to increase between 2015 and 2050. Read more →

12 Oct

Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $600,000 in research grants

This World Sight Day (12 October), Macular Disease Foundation Australia will announce its fourth round of funding to the Australian macular degeneration research community.  Read more →

19 Sep

Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Enters General Circulation

The new $10 banknote enters general circulation tomorrow, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year. Read more →

11 Aug

New $10 note launch date revealed

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced the release date for the next generation of the $10 banknote, which will include tactile features to support people from the blind and low vision community. Read more →

09 Aug

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership for better health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people need to lead health policy and services in our communities. Read more →

01 Aug

Online program for glaucoma diagnosis

The Australian College of Optometry has released the first in a planned series of unique online programs for optometrists, starting with the Glaucoma self-Assessment Program, ACO-GAP. Read more →

27 Jul

CBA to become our most disability-friendly bank, unless you’re blind

While Blind Citizens Australia congratulates the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on making its facilities more accessible for people with disability, the bank still has 75,000 devices in retail outlets that are not accessible to people who are blind or vision impaired. Read more →

06 Jul

Call to raise vital funds for medical eye research

Every year in Australia, more than 1,600 children are diagnosed with significant vision impairment – an average of four children a day whose lives will change forever. Read more →

22 May

Caring Australians lose sight of their own eye health

New research, commissioned by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and released in time with Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, reveals people aged 50 to 64 are placing their vision at risk and could be jeopardising their ability to care for others. Read more →

26 Apr

Guide Dogs taking the lead to improve accommodation access for vision impaired

To mark International Guide Dog Day, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has launched an education campaign to improve guide dog access rights. Read more →

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