The freeze on Medicare rebates for optometry must be lifted immediately to ensure the eye health of all Australians, writes Kirsty Machon, Acting CEO of Optometry Australia.
Emma Bennison, Executive Officer of Blind Citizens Australia, recently featured on the ABC’s You Can’t Ask That. She explains why sharing her experience of blindness was a difficult but important decision.
Vision 2020 Australia’s Policy and Advocacy Officer Jess Cutter considers what it will take to Close the Gap for Vision by 2020.
Dr Rowan Porter explains why Item 11219 to reimburse the use of OCT (Optical coherence tomography) as an alternative diagnostic procedure to FA is great news for patients.
At the heart of Carols by Candlelight are the children who are blind or have low vision. Chief Executive Officer for Vision Australia Ron Hooton shares how proceeds from the iconic event go towards much needed services.
Ophthalmologist Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo brings a wealth of knowledge to the eye health and vision care sector in PNG
Ugandan ophthalmologist Geoffrey Wabulembo writes about his extensive career worldwide and how ophthalmology training in Papua New Guinea can be improved going forward.
Vision 2020 Australia’s Year 10 work experience student, Leah Sidhu, shares her family’s experience with vision loss that inspired her to find out more about the eye health and vision care sector.
Brandon Ah Tong Director of Policy and Advocacy at Vision 2020 Australia blogs about his journey with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
Jaki Adams-Barton, new Chair of the Vision 2020 Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee, blogs about her work as Manager of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program and her commitment to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
My younger brother was four years old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. A previously well child, there were no obvious signs that his pancreas was under an insidious attack from his own immune system until his insulin ran out and he experienced dangerously high blood glucose levels. Like the diabetes itself, the complications of diabetes are hard to detect until considerable damage has already been done.