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06 Jul

Call to raise vital funds for medical eye research

Every year in Australia, more than 1,600 children are diagnosed with significant vision impairment – an average of four children a day whose lives will change forever. Read more →

06 Apr

Actioning Towards 2020 strategic action planning sessions

Vision 2020 Australia is hosting its facilitated event, Actioning Towards 2020, in Melbourne on Thursday 22 June 2017. 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 →

14 Mar

50 years in optometry, 40 years of innovation - Professor Brien Holden reflects

Since its humble beginnings in 1973, starting with the establishment of the Optometric Vision Research Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute has been at the forefront of vision technology, contributing to some of the most innovative advances that have shaped the optometric landscape. Read more →

15 Nov

ZEISS supports center for eye doctors in Paraguay

To improve medical care in South America, ZEISS joined forces with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM), the Fundación Visión and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness(IAPB) to establish a diagnostic, treatment and training center operated by the Fundación Visión. 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 →

11 Jul

Government and ABC fail to deliver on accessible TV for Australia’s blind

Blind Citizens Australia, on behalf of people who are blind or vision impaired, has today lodged 21 complaints of disability discrimination with the Australian Human Rights Commission against the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and the Federal Government for its failure to provide fully accessible content on Australian television. All complaints call for the Federal Government to commit ongoing funding to provide a minimum of 14 hours of audio described content per week. Read more →

25 Mar

Pre-election policy proposals

Integral to Vision 2020 Australia’s mission is to advocate for improved eye health and vision care for all Australians. With the announcement of the 14 September Australian federal election, Vision 2020 Australia is developing funding and policy proposals for consideration by the Australian Government and the Opposition. The first proposal finalised: Progressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision care lists recommendations the sector would like to see adopted by both sides of politics. Read more →

20 Mar

Parliamentary Friends for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast

On 19 March, Vision 2020 Australia hosted a Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast at Parliament House, in Canberra. The event was a great success attracting over 95 guests–including 18 members of parliament from both sides of the house. Special guests included former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) and Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 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 →

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