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08 Aug

Twenty two reasons to be excited about growth of global optometry

Twenty two people from five nations are currently in Sydney brought together through the Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowship program funded by the Australian Agency for International Development and hosted by the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE). The ALA Fellowship aims to promote knowledge, education links and establish enduring ties between Australia and a new generation of global leaders in eye care. Read more →

02 Aug

Quantum leap in detection and diagnoses of eye and other disorders

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has just taken a quantum leap into the future of health and vision care by taking a controlling share holding in US based Quantum Catch, a diagnostic technology development company that has focused on making real time, high resolution systems, including retinal cameras, for detection and diagnosis of eye diseases and other conditions related to general health. Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Global advocacy update

Significant progress has been made in generating renewed global political will for efforts to prevent avoidable blindness and vision impairment. Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium update

A key milestone in the planning for the 2013-2015 Avoidable Blindness Initiative has been achieved, with AusAID approving the concept design.  More detailed planning can now commence focused on the three countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor.  Working Groups have been formed and in country consultation will take place in late August/early September.  The final design plan must be approved by the end of the year, so that programs can commence in early 2013. Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people advocacy update

Work is progressing on the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy plan. It focuses on identifying links between The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision and the key action areas identified in the National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss (National Framework). Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Prevention and Early Intervention advocacy update

The Prevention and Early Intervention Committee (PEIC) met on 18 April 2012. It was Genevieve Quilty’s first meeting as Chair of the PEIC.  Guest speaker, Terry Findlay - Director of the National Transition Project at the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) – updated members on Medicare Locals and the systems being put in place to monitor their performance. 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 →

15 May

Australian Professor receives prestigious honour from University of Houston

An Australian Professor who has been at the forefront of vision correction research for more than four decades has received the University of Houston’s highest honour. Professor Brien Holden, “the most influential optometrist of our generation”, according to world authority on myopia research, Professor Earl Smith III, has been acknowledged through the award of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Read more →

04 May

WHO action plan for 2014-2019

WHO invites feedback on Discussion Paper reflecting responses to 2009-2013 Action Plan to assist in 2014-2019 draft. Read more →

16 Dec

DoHA Flexible Funds submission

Discussions have continued with the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) in relation to the Flexible Funds. Read more →

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