Vision Initiative Manger Dee Tumino reflects on the four years since the Vision Initiative changed its approach to eye health promotion in Victoria.
Vision Initiative's Dee Tumino writes about the novel three-tiered approach to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in four local government areas (LGAs) of Victoria where populations were considered at increased risk of eye disease, and what made it so successful.
There appears to be a worrying mismatch between what non-English speaking Victorians understand about eye health and the actions they take to preserve their vision, according to the results of a recent research project that the Vision Initiative team commissioned.
At 32 you don’t expect to be told that you’re at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Following a Work Health Check last year, some questions about diabetes in my family, and a waist measurement, I was told that my over indulgence over the years, growing serving sizes, and inactivity has placed me at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.