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Globally, 223.4 million people are vision impaired, 32.4 million of whom are blind.

For the first time in history the number of people who are blind or vision impaired is decreasing.

This enormous achievement has been accomplished through worldwide cooperation and collaboration of non-government organisations, private sector and governments. The catalyst has been Vision 2020: The Right To Sight global initiative, created by the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. This initiative has been key to reducing avoidable blindness and vision loss over the past 15 years.  

As part of this global initiative, Vision 2020 Australia brings together organisations from across the eye health and vision care sector to share their knowledge and work together towards the elimination of avoidable blindness and vision loss and ensure full participation of people who are blind or vision impaired in the community.

Through a coordinated advocacy effort there has been great progress:

  • Australia's first ever National Eye Health Survey into the prevalence and causes of eye disease for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is underway. The impact of this means that Australian organisations and governments will have necessary information and data to provide services where they are most needed.
  • Funding secured to enable Indigenous Australians to access eye care services, leading to better vision and quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Government recognition for the need to improve integrated care across disability, aged care and health. This will result in improved quality of life for all ages whether they have avoidable or unavoidable blindness.
  • Vision 2020 Australia members engaged in international development in the Indo-Pacific region are making inroads into reducing avoidable blindness and providing inclusive development for those whose vision impairment is untreatable. Moving forward, this collaborative action will be strengthened to achieve the Global Action Plan goal to reduce blindness by 25 per cent by 2019.  

If you share our vision for the elimination of avoidable blindness and the full participation of people who are blind or vision impaired in the community, join Vision 2020 Australia and further strengthen our united voice.

Vision 2020 Australia offers a range of membership levels to enable access for all types of organisations. So consider your options and give some thought to the role you can play in the broader eye health and vision care sector.

Membership structure


Corporate Member


Principal Member


Gold Member


Silver Member


Bronze Member


Major Supporting Member


Supporting Member


Corresponding Member




For more information on member benefits, or on how to become a member, please contact us on (03) 9656 2020 or email us

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