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13 Oct

Lions Outback Vision Van delivering on mission to close eye health gap in Western Australia

The Lions Outback Vision Van has run 75 clinics and treated almost 1500 patients since its launch six months ago – delivering on a mission to bring comprehensive eye care to some of the most isolated people in Western Australia. Read more →

04 Oct

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness

Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings in Gary, IN on World Sight Day Read more →

09 Oct

IRIS joins call to action: Eye care for all

The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists is using the message of World Sight Day - Eye care for all - to remind the Federal Government of the valuable contribution its sight saving program IRIS was making to help close the gap on eye health services for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians before funding for it was cut. Read more →

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 →

29 Jun

#EyeCareForAll Photo Competition launched

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, ‘Eye care for all’.   Read more →

02 Oct

Heroes tell their story

The Eye Health Heroes were in the spotlight at the Parliamentary Friends Group dinner in Canberra on Tuesday night. Parliamentarians, advisers and departmental reps heard how those working at the coalface are making a difference to lives of others and the challenges they face in their daily work. Read more →

09 Sep

Mexico City to host global World Sight Day event

Top eye health organisations join hands for a Gala event, paired with world-class academic sessions, at the historic UNAM medical palace in Mexico City to mark World Sight Day. Read more →

10 Oct

A Vision for All to See: A report on global eye health and vision care

Today marks World Sight Day, an annual day to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. In support of this effort, Brien Holden Vision Institute releases A Vision for All to See: A report on global eye health and vision care, aimed to raise awareness of the impending crisis of myopia and presbyopia and to create a call to action that prioritises this growing issue. Read more →

30 Oct

World Sight Day a Success

World Sight Day (WSD) celebrated on 11 October this year, was a huge success, largely due to the support of government, Vision 2020 Australia members, supporters and champions, as well as wide media coverage of WSD events. With a strong theme for this year’s campaign – that 75% of blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable – the key message was spread far and wide. Read more →

25 Oct

Invest in your future - get yours eyes checked

From Pakistan to Papua New Guinea, South Africa to Vietnam and Cambodia, the message is going out across the world that our eyesight is vital to our health and well-being and getting your eyes checked regularly is one of the best investments you can make in your future. Read more →

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