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25 Jan

Pioneering new eye and ear instrument for low-income countries

Arclight, a low-cost, solar-powered ophthalmoscope aimed at helping health workers in low-income countries detect signs of blindness has today been launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  Read more →

17 Dec

CEO eBulletin - December 2015

With focus on next year’s Federal Election, the Vision 2020 Australia team are ramping up instead of winding down. This eBulletin edition features updates of ongoing projects, and the start of program and advocacy efforts for 2016.  Read more →

16 Dec

New Toolkit to support eye care for Indigenous Australia

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has released a practical and simple set of approaches health services can use to help improve eye care for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities with whom they work, based on work done through the Vision CRC research project, Models of Vision Care Delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.  Read more →

15 Dec

1 in 2 Australians affected by eye problems - higher for Indigenous Australians

More than half (54%) of all Australians report having at least one long-term eye health condition, with nearly half the population wearing glasses or contact lenses, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Read more →

11 Dec

Australia ratifies landmark treaty to end book famine

The book famine for people who are blind or have low vision is a step closer to being resolved after Australia ratified the Marrakesh Treaty overnight in Geneva, a world treaty that facilitates access to published works by visually impaired persons and persons with print disabilities. Read more →

03 Dec

New technology drives an accessible content future

An innovative toolbar that revolutionises the ease and speed of creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word has been launched, on International Day of People with Disability. Read more →

03 Dec

Kovin Naidoo appointed CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute

The board of the Brien Holden Vision Institute have announced the appointment of Professor Kovin Naidoo to the position of CEO. Professor Naidoo was appointed Interim CEO following the passing of Professor Brien Holden in July 2015. Read more →

24 Nov

New partnership to promote awareness of glaucoma

With the total cost of glaucoma on the Australian economy rising by $120 million per year, two of Australia’s foremost professional associations have established a new partnership to increase awareness of this debilitating eye disease. Read more →

24 Nov

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes two new Board Members

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Jane Edge and Justin Mohamed to the Board after being elected at this morning’s Annual General Meeting, bringing a greater diversity to the Vision 2020 Australia Board. Read more →

23 Nov

Closing the gap in Indigenous eye heath is within reach

Health agencies are closer to eradicating preventable blindness in Indigenous Australians, according to an update on progress released by the University of Melbourne. Read more →

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