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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

24 Jul

Revo partners with Bono to fight vision impairment and unnecessary blindness

Brien Holden Vision Institute partners with the Buy Vision, Give Sight campaign to implement program with local partners to help more than five million people by 2020. Read more →

05 May

Launching the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health

PNG Eye Care, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Vision 2020 Australia and the University of Papua New Guinea are proud to announce the launch of the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health on Thursday 7 May. Read more →

01 May

Investment in science and early R&D urgently needed says Shorten

Sustained public investment in science and research and development critical for Australia to improve its record in innovation and generate jobs said Federal opposition leader Bill Shorten today. Read more →

30 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia urges Government not to lose focus on aid commitment

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the Australian Government to stay focussed on finishing the job of eliminating avoidable blindness in the region, in light of recent cuts and potential further slashing of aid in the upcoming Federal Budget. 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 →

31 Oct

A new era for optometry in Vietnam

October 2014 heralded a historic moment in the growth of Vietnam’s education and eye health sectors with the official opening of Vietnam’s first optometry program at the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more →

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