Position statements

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Nov 2017

Position Statement on Aged Care

Position statement on meeting the needs of people who are blind or vision impaired within the aged care system Read more →

Oct 2017

Position Statement on Employment

Position Statement on meaningful employment for people with a disabiltiy in the Australian Public Service  Read more →

Oct 2016

Position statement on access to anti-VEGF therapy

Vision 2020 Australia has identified two key barriers to access to anti-VEGF therapy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those in rural and remote Australia, making four key recommendations to eliminate these barriers and improve access to these sight-saving therapies.  Read more →

Aug 2016

Position statement on a nationally consistent approach to subsidised spectacle schemes

Vision 2020 Australia endorses the Optometry Australia Principles for nationally consistent subsidised spectacle schemes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Recommended implementation standards. Read more →

Mar 2015

Position statement on MBS optometry rebate March 2015

Vision 2020 Australia has concerns for Australia’s eye health and vision care resulting from the recent changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule reducing the patient rebate for optometric consultations which came into effect on 1 January 2015, and the freeze on indexation of this rebate until July 2018. Read more →

Feb 2015

Position Statement on Holistic Specialist Assessment February 2015

Vision 2020 Australia considers it is critical for consumers who are blind or vision impaired seeking support through the NDIS or aged care, to have access to a holistic specialist assessment both at the time of application and during support planning. Read more →

Sep 2014

Position Statement on National Eye Health Survey September 2014

In collaboration with the eye health and vision care sector, Vision 2020 Australia urges the Australian Government to fund the delivery of a National Eye Health Survey (NEHS) to commence by the end of 2014. The NEHS will be the first representative nationwide study of the burden of major eye disease in Australia. It will close a fundamental gap in evidence based policy and program delivery for eye health and vision care. Read more →

Apr 2014

Position Statement Monitoring Indigenous Access to Cataract Surgery Policy

The removal of barriers to utilisation and access for cataract surgery in order to reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are blind from cataract requires a multi-pronged, whole-of-system approach.  Read more →

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