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10 Nov

Shining a light on women this World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Victoria is celebrating this year’s World Diabetes Day in line with the International Diabetes Federation’s theme: To the women of diabetes – thank you Read more →

15 Oct

Shared Spaces must be safe

October 15 marks White Cane Safety Day, a day to raise public awareness about safety and independence for persons living with blindness and partial sight.  Read more →

12 Oct

Macular Disease Foundation Australia awards $600,000 in research grants

This World Sight Day (12 October), Macular Disease Foundation Australia will announce its fourth round of funding to the Australian macular degeneration research community.  Read more →

19 Sep

Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Enters General Circulation

The new $10 banknote enters general circulation tomorrow, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year. Read more →

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 →

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