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16 Jan

Launch of Optometry giving sight in Mexico

Industry Leaders join hands with Optometry Giving to help eliminate avoidable blindness and to improve access to sustainable eye care in Mexico.  Read more →

06 Sep

Coalition funding for Guide Dogs Victoria

Guide Dogs Victoria welcomes the announcement of $2 million dollars in funding to upgrade their veterinary clinic, custom boarding kennels and breeding centre in Kew. Read more →

11 Jun

Funding boost by AusAID for optometry faculty development

Following the success of last year’s Australia Awards Fellowship, hosted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, funding has been awarded again by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) to run the Fellowship in 2013, providing a sizeable boost to global optometry faculty development. This year eighteen candidates will join the Fellowship program in Australia from the Western Pacific and South Asian regions – including Fiji, India, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan and Vietnam. 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 →

20 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia tells NDIS inquiry future of blind and vision impaired is in the dark

The safety and independence of some of Australia’s most vulnerable people may be at risk under the current NDIS draft legislation including people with vision loss and seniors. Read more →

18 May

New plan uses iPads to help country kids with sensory loss

Children with a vision and/ or hearing impairment in regional and remote areas will have greater access to services thanks to a new video conferencing program launched today. Read more →

09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health. Read more →

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