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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 →

28 Jul

Vision for everyone, everywhere…a legacy that will live on

Global leader in eye care and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia, passed away last night in Sydney. Read more →

26 Mar

WHO-BHVI joint Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia

A joint World Health Organisation and Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia, discussed the rapidly rising prevalence and impact of myopia. Read more →

17 Nov

Optometry's highest honour for Brien Holden

An Australian researcher who has spent nearly 50 years studying the cornea, the requirements and solutions for safe and comfortable contact lens wear, surgical vision technologies, the major causes and solutions to blindness and impaired vision from refractive error and the global epidemic of myopia, has been rewarded with optometry's highest scientific honour at the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting in Denver, US on 14 November. Read more →

22 Feb

Australian Government invests in world's first intelligent retinal camera

The Australian Government invests in the detection and management of blinding eye disease, and diabetes through intelligent high-resolution retinal camera development by Vision CRC. Read more →

21 Aug

ICEE changing name to Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation

From 3 September 2012, ICEE will be known as the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation to celebrate its long-standing partnership with the Brien Holden Vision Institute, its founding supporter and partner, and eye health and vision care research non-profit organisation. By aligning the two organisations, the Foundation and Institute will work closely to harness their networks, expertise and resources, and together, achieve much more. Read more →

02 Aug

Quantum leap in detection and diagnoses of eye and other disorders

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has just taken a quantum leap into the future of health and vision care by taking a controlling share holding in US based Quantum Catch, a diagnostic technology development company that has focused on making real time, high resolution systems, including retinal cameras, for detection and diagnosis of eye diseases and other conditions related to general health. Read more →

15 May

Australian Professor receives prestigious honour from University of Houston

An Australian Professor who has been at the forefront of vision correction research for more than four decades has received the University of Houston’s highest honour. Professor Brien Holden, “the most influential optometrist of our generation”, according to world authority on myopia research, Professor Earl Smith III, has been acknowledged through the award of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Read more →

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