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11 Oct

One in four people with vision loss wait more than 10 years to request assistance

People with vision loss are increasing their risk of trips, falls, isolation and depression, with a Guide Dogs Australia survey revealing that 50 per cent of respondents waited more than two years between diagnosis and seeking assistance from the organisation. Read more →

06 Oct

Australian College of Optometry Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is pleased to announce the launch of the Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma (ACO ACG). This six-month post graduate level course provides optometrists across Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to undertake comprehensive higher level study in this specialised area.  Read more →

04 Oct

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness

Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings in Gary, IN on World Sight Day Read more →

16 Sep

Retina International advocates for access to Genotyping services

On World Retina Day, Saturday September 24th 2016, Retina International urges the Global Retina Community to advocate for access to Genotyping services that will expedite the development of therapies for unmet need.  Read more →

13 Sep

Roll call for eye care equipment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector

A new project to count and catalogue eye care equipment in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector is part of a wider Australian Government program to ensure improved access to eye checks for Indigenous Australians with diabetes. Read more →

05 Sep

Optometry Australia launches community eye health awareness campaign

Optometry Australia today launched a new national information campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need to have regular eye health examinations throughout life to prevent avoidable vision impairment. Read more →

17 Aug

Glaucoma Australia Partnership to Help Over 300,000 Australians

MedAdvisor Limited (ASX: MDR, the Company), Australia’s leading digital medication adherence company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Glaucoma Australia Inc, to help improve medication adherence in patients living with glaucoma. Read more →

10 Aug

Have you been diagnosed with Hereditary retinal degenerations/dystrophies?

Flinders University is conducting a study to explore the influence hereditary retinal diseases have on patient’s overall quality of life. Volunteers are invited to answer a set of simple questions about how your eye disease and how treatments affect you.  Read more →

12 Jul

One Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes, and with that comes the increased risk of vision loss. Support JulEYE to fund vital research into cures and treatments to create a future where no one is blind

SYDNEY: 11 July 2016:  A person with diabetes is 25 times more likely to go blind than other people. With 1.7 million Australians currently living with diabetes, the strain that diabetic related eye disease has on Australian health services is immense. It is only through continued funding into eye research, and increased screenings, that can we progress towards seeing a clearer future, according to The Eye Surgeons’ Foundation. Read more →

05 Jul

Australian College of Optometry Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is pleased to announce that enrolments are now open for the Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (ACO-CACL). This newly launched post graduate level course provides optometrists across Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to comprehensive higher level study through self-paced learning supported by online lectures, e-learning materials, demonstration videos and on-line discussion forums.  Read more →

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