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01 Aug

Online program for glaucoma diagnosis

The Australian College of Optometry has released the first in a planned series of unique online programs for optometrists, starting with the Glaucoma self-Assessment Program, ACO-GAP. Read more →

22 May

Caring Australians lose sight of their own eye health

New research, commissioned by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and released in time with Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, reveals people aged 50 to 64 are placing their vision at risk and could be jeopardising their ability to care for others. Read more →

04 Apr

Every child should have an eye exam, but millions don’t have access to the glasses they need

A new global campaign is helping to ensure that every child, everywhere, has access to the eye care they need.  Read more →

19 Mar

Praise from parliamentarian for sector event

Andrew Laming MP, co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care, praised the sector for turning the spotlight on vision impairment and blindness.  Read more →

03 May

Multilingual online platform provides breakthrough in optometry education

More than 600 million people globally speak either French, Spanish or Portuguese and a breakthrough in optometric education will now result in many millions of these having greater access to eye care in their local communities. Read more →

12 Apr

Academic Vision Centre handed over to the Ministry in Malawi

The future of eye care in Malawi became brighter today when an Academic Vision Centre, the first of its kind, was handed over to the Malawi Ministry of Health by a consortium of partners dedicated to the eradication of avoidable blindness in Southern Africa. Read more →

25 Mar

Pre-election policy proposals

Integral to Vision 2020 Australia’s mission is to advocate for improved eye health and vision care for all Australians. With the announcement of the 14 September Australian federal election, Vision 2020 Australia is developing funding and policy proposals for consideration by the Australian Government and the Opposition. The first proposal finalised: Progressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision care lists recommendations the sector would like to see adopted by both sides of politics. Read more →

20 Mar

Parliamentary Friends for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast

On 19 March, Vision 2020 Australia hosted a Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast at Parliament House, in Canberra. The event was a great success attracting over 95 guests–including 18 members of parliament from both sides of the house. Special guests included former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) and Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more →

14 Mar

NDIS amendments give relief to older Australians who are blind or vision impaired

Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck has welcomed the Government’s announcement to amend the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) Bill to ensure people over the age of 65 have access to disability support. 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 →

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