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26 Aug

Study shows blind looking at longer waiting times for services

A new survey has found that Australians who are blind or vision impaired are experiencing longer wait times for low vision services with signs that this is expected to worsen.

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26 Aug

Warilla residents help shine a spotlight on eye health

The National Eye Health Survey (NEHS) will allow Warilla residents to become some of the first people in NSW to have their eyes tested as part of ground-breaking Australian r esearch into eye health.

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28 Jul

Legacy of a visionary

The eye health and vision care sector has lost one of its most influential and passionate leaders with the sudden passing of Professor Brien Holden OAM, in Sydney overnight.

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02 Jul

Landmark eye health survey will be completed

Vision 2020 Australia is pleased to announce that the Australian Government has funded the National Eye Health Survey’s (NEHS) $650,000 shortfall ensuring the much-needed research will be completed.

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12 Jun

Testing gets underway as National Eye Health Survey launches

Residents from Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs had their eyes tested today, officially launching the nation’s first National Eye Health Survey.

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13 May

World’s poorest will be worst affected by Budget cuts

Australia’s cuts to foreign aid will impact some of our most vulnerable neighbours after Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed a further $1 billion cut in last night’s federal budget.

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06 May

State Budget commits $3.4 million to improve Victoria’s eye health

Victoria’s eye health received a boost yesterday following the commitment by the Victorian State Government to increase the Vision Initiative funding to $3.4 million over four years.

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29 Jan

IAPB Board appoints Jennifer Gersbeck as Trustee

Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck has been named as one of the new faces of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) board.  Ms Gersbeck’s appointment comes following a review of the IAPB’s governance model which introduced a number of elected board seats to be drawn from the wider membership.

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01 Dec

First day of Summer brings eye health warning

On the first day of summer, Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) are warning that Australians might not be doing enough to protect their eyes in the sun.

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18 Nov

Health Minister commits $5 million to improve Victoria’s eye health

The sight of one in five Victorians could be saved following today’s pre-election announcement that the Victorian Government will commit $5 million to Victoria’s eye health. 

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