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04 May

Budget leaves eye care out in the cold

An extension of the freeze on patients’ Medicare rebates to June 2020 is disappointing for Australian optometry patients, after Government investment in rebates was already reduced by an estimated $50 million in 2015. Read more →

04 May

What does the Federal Budget 2016 mean for eye health and vision care?

The first Federal Budget for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison, handed down on Tuesday 3 May, can only be described as uninspiring for the eye health and vision care sector. Read more →

21 Apr

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT urges community to not distract working dogs in harness

You wouldn’t place your hands over the eyes of a taxi driver concentrating on the road ahead, or pat a surgeon on the back mid-way through an operation, as the consequences could be disastrous. Read more →

13 Apr

Government urged to scrutinise eye care as Budget looms

Government investment in rebates for optometry patients under Medicare was reduced by an estimated $50 million in 2015, significantly impacting eye care access for middle-aged Australians. Read more →

11 Apr

Announcing another Programme Partner – CBM

IAPB’s 10th General Assembly, the premier global event discussing public health issues related to blindness and visual impairment, is delighted to announce another Programme Partner – CBM. Read more →

29 Mar

IAPB and L’OCCITANE Foundation announce ‘Eye Health Heroes’ 2016

The Eye Health Heroes 2016 initiative will recognise and celebrate frontline staff whose work in the field and engagement with the community makes a real difference in restoring sight. Read more →

17 Mar

Vision Summits put eye health and vision care on the agenda

While Australians wait patiently for the announcement of a date for the Federal election, Vision 2020 Australia and its members have spent the past month meeting with each of the three major parties to ensure eye health is positioned firmly on their agendas. Read more →

25 Feb

Parliamentary Friends Group celebrates Australian leadership and collaboration

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care came together on Monday evening to hear about critical eye health and vision care issues in Australia and globally. Read more →

12 Feb

Half the world to be short sighted by 2050

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology this week. Read more →

04 Feb

Relaunched Vision 2020 Australia website improves navigation

Vision 2020 Australia has relaunched its website, with improvements that make it easier to access information and find relevant eye health and vision care resources. Read more →

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