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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 →

04 May

WHO action plan for 2014-2019

WHO invites feedback on Discussion Paper reflecting responses to 2009-2013 Action Plan to assist in 2014-2019 draft. Read more →

22 Feb

Aboriginal eye health needs $70m

Researchers from the University of Melbourne say $70 million over five years would be enough to bring indigenous eye health into line with other Australians. Read more →

16 Dec

DoHA Flexible Funds submission

Discussions have continued with the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) in relation to the Flexible Funds. Read more →

16 Dec

Parliamentary Friends Groups join forces

On 12 October Vision 2020 Australia and the Australian Council for International Development co-hosted a joint event of the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care and the Parliamentary Friends of the Millennium Development Goals. Read more →

17 Nov

Blindness prevention stimulus package for India announced

An initiative to underpin the future development of eye care services in India and advance the vision correction industry was signed today by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia, and the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India. Read more →

07 Oct

DoHA seeks funding submissions

As of 1 July 2011, the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) has consolidated 159 health and ageing programs into 18 larger flexible Funds. Read more →

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