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18 Sep

WHO addresses vision disability in report on ageing

A World Health Organisation report on the needs of older people in developing communities has identified vision impairment as a significant burden for the ageing.  Read more →

06 May

Visionary to receive James Cook Medal

Professor Brien Holden has been recognised for his outstanding contributions to science and humanity by the award of the James Cook Medal from The Royal Society of New South Wales. Read more →

29 Oct

Brien Holden honoured with humanitarian award

Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the inaugural Optometry Giving Sight Humanitarian Award in recognition for his outstanding contribution in support of global efforts to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision and reduce the disability, poverty and lack of opportunity associated with vision loss. Read more →

23 Apr

Eye care leader wins world award at WCO

In optometry there are few global accolades and Professor Brien Holden has just about won them all, but the vision correction researcher, educator, innovator and entrepreneur for eye care solutions globally, joined an elite group in the optometry field today when the World Council of Optometry (WCO) acknowledged him with its Distinguished Service Award – their highest honour. A pioneer in contact lens development and eye health, and now a global leader of efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment, Holden is only the sixth to receive the award. Read more →

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