Vision 2020 Australia engages with members to exchange views, share information, collaborate and develop policies, strategies and submissions to improve eye health and vision care for all Australians. Representatives from member organisations actively participate via a range of channels to implement the strategic plan to ensure we meet our organisational objectives.
The Vision 2020 Australia policy and program committees are formed around the 'four pillars'. Each pillar has set priortites for the next three years:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Implementation of the recommendations of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision by all Australian governments, including the establishment of a national oversight function to set priorities and monitor progress, will increase access to services and improve the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more →
Advocacy for further research funding and current initiatives such as the National Eye Health Survey, Vision Initiative, and a new sector information hub will improve information sharing among stakeholders and expand the evidence base. This evidence will better inform and focus future policy, program and service delivery across the sector. Read more →
Independence and Participation
The ability of Australians who are blind or vision impaired to participate in the community and live independently will be improved through better understanding of the social and economic benefits of delivering services and supports. Advocacy to improve outcomes and sustainability of existing funding streams will also assist, while highlighting limitations and gaps for further reform to support those of all ages with a disability. Read more →
Eye health and vision care interventions will be improved for all Australians through initiatives such as the development of the National Framework Implementation Plan. Through the work of our members and our advocacy efforts to improve awareness and support, implementation of this plan will improve the efficiency, effectiveness and integration of frontline service delivery. Read more →
More information on the four pillars and the Vision 2020 Australia Strategic Plan 2014-17 is available on the Our Plan page.