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09 May

Diabetes Australia welcomes additional funding for insulin pumps

Up to 280 children and young people with type 1 diabetes will be able to access fully subsidised insulin pumps thanks to a significant expansion of the Insulin Pump Program announced in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. Read more →

09 May

Morally wrong and strategically short-sighted aid budget disappoints

With better than expected revenues the government has squandered the perfect opportunity to repair the beleaguered aid budget and instead delivered a blueprint that is “morally wrong and strategically short-sighted”, the CEO of ACFID, Marc Purcell, said.        Read more →

08 May

Aid cuts fail the world’s poorest

The Fred Hollows Foundation has expressed disappointment with tonight’s Federal Budget, which has delivered tens of billions of dollars in tax cuts while again reducing aid to the world’s poorest people.  Read more →

02 May

New research shows indigenous eye health ‘sadly neglected’ across the world

The world’s indigenous populations experience significantly higher rates of avoidable vision impairment and a striking lack of support for research to address this major health issue, according to a review of eye health led by the Centre for Eye Research Australia and the University of Melbourne. Read more →

01 May

Australian macular disease study released today indicates 64% of those diagnosed with diabetes don’t know it can affect their eyes

Marking the launch of the inaugural Macula Month (May), study results released today by Macular Disease Foundation Australia highlight the need for Australians, particularly those living with diabetes, to be more aware of macular disease and how to minimise the risk.       Read more →

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 →

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