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13 Apr

Launch of first optometry school brings new hope for Haiti

Today we celebrate the momentous occasion of opening the first optometry school in Haiti. The initial 19 students are the pioneers of their profession for Haiti. They have been recruited by I’Université d’État d’Haïti to begin their five year Optometry and Vision Science degree. Read more →

11 Apr

25 disability groups sign joint statement to increase disability employment

Vision Australia’s joint statement signed by 25 disability advocacy organisations and peak bodies has led to positive feedback from the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) who has pledged to promote and closely monitor accessibility guidelines. Read more →

11 Mar

Glaucoma Awareness Week campaign aims to find 150,000 Aussies who are unaware they have glaucoma

More than 300,000 Australians have glaucoma, yet only 50% have been diagnosed, typically because they lack noticeable symptoms and haven’t had a simple eye exam. Read more →

09 Feb

World class virtual reality eye surgery training program begins at Eye and Ear

Virtual reality is commonly used to train aviation pilots, now The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is using state-of-the-art virtual reality simulators to train the next generation of eye surgeons. Read more →

07 Feb

Orthoptics Awareness Week 2018 – ‘Discover the Depths of Orthoptics’

Orthoptics Awareness Week (OAW) is an important event in the Orthoptics Australia calendar each year. This year it will be held between Monday 5th to Friday 9th of March 2018. Read more →

01 Feb

Optometry Australia celebrates its centenary year

Optometry Australia is celebrating its 100-year anniversary since its foundation as the peak professional body for optometrists. Read more →

06 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia 17th Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 29 November in Melbourne. Read more →

10 Nov

Shining a light on women this World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Victoria is celebrating this year’s World Diabetes Day in line with the International Diabetes Federation’s theme: To the women of diabetes – thank you Read more →

27 Oct

Eye and Ear named Health Service of the Year

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has been named the Premier’s Large Health Service of the Year at the prestigious Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Read more →

15 Oct

Shared Spaces must be safe

October 15 marks White Cane Safety Day, a day to raise public awareness about safety and independence for persons living with blindness and partial sight.  Read more →

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