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08 Oct

Government urged to do more to end blindness on World Sight Day

The Fred Hollows Foundation today used the occasion of World Sight Day to highlight the critical contribution that Australian aid has made to ending avoidable blindness in our region. Read more →

30 Sep

Australian College of Optometry marks its 75th anniversary

In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Australian College of Optometry will launch “A History of Australian Optometry” written by Professor Emeritus Barry Cole at the ACO National Conference on 24 October. Read more →

16 Sep

Nash announces more funding for Indigenous eye health

Eye disease trachoma is another step closer to extinction among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples thanks to new funding announced by Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash. Read more →

26 Aug

Eyes on the ball for outback vision

The Western Australian Government has contributed about $4 million to take an eye health clinic on the road to parts of remote and regional Western Australia. Read more →

30 Jun

Novartis launches first smart watch app for people with vision loss

Novartis Pharmaceuticals launches the first app for visually impaired people for use with the Apple Watch and other smart watches. Read more →

13 May

Government remains blinded to eye needs of Australians

The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services. Read more →

12 May

Budget cuts to hit the world's most vulnerable even harder

The fears of Australia’s development and aid organisations have been realised, with a massive $1 billion cut to Australian aid in 2015-16 revealed in today’s Federal Budget. Read more →

11 May

Minister Ley makes a sight saving decision

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today applauded the Federal Government’s decision to place the registered drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), enabling patients affordable access to this sight saving treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). Read more →

26 Feb

Optometry sector calls for improved access to eye care

Optometry Australia, the peak professional body for the optometry sector, has called on the Federal Government to increase investment in Medicare funded optometry to make access to optometry fair for all Australians. Read more →

11 Dec

Optometry sector hit hard by Government health changes

The Abbott Government has again reduced its investment in essential preventative eye health and vision care as a result of the changes it is making to Medicare rebates to freeze indexation until July 2018. Read more →

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