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06 Sep

Coalition foreign aid cuts a blow for the world’s most vulnerable

Eye health and vision care peak body Vision 2020 Australia said the Coalition had delivered a blow to the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people including those who are blind or vision impaired, by reducing the foreign aid budget.

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08 Aug

Government tells Vision Summit dramatic steps needed to reduce blindness

Indigenous eye health, diabetes-related eye disease and support for people with low vision were among the Federal Government’s priorities for eye health and vision care according to Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Shayne Neumann.

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23 Jul

IAPB Launches new ‘Eye Health Leaders’ Award

The ‘Eye Health Leaders’ awards 2013 will recognise and celebrate eye health professionals with the vision and potential to lead the eye health sector in the future.

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15 Jul

Coalition rules eye health into plans at Vision Summit

The Coalition pledged its support to the eye health and vision care sector during the Vision 2020 Australia Vision Summit which was held in Brisbane last week.
More than 40 CEOs from leading eye health and vision care organisations across Australia attended the Summit to ask questions of the Coalition in the lead up to the Federal Election.

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09 Jul

Indigenous eye health put on the Coalition agenda

CEOs from some of Australia’s leading eye health organisations urged the Coalition to close the gap for vision in Indigenous people at a Vision Summit in Brisbane today which coincides with NAIDOC Week.

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03 Jul

Holden an AOA Legend

It’s official, Australian researcher and entrepreneur for eye health solutions Professor Brien Holden is a ‘legend’. So says the American Optometric Association (AOA), which represents over 35,000 members from the optometry profession in the U.S. and conferred the honour at a special awards reception on Friday.

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03 Jul

The Fred Hollows Foundation named one of Australia’s Top Businesses

The Fred Hollows Foundation has joined Deloitte, NRMA, the CSIRO and NAB in winning a national award for leadership in business practices. The Foundation has been honoured as The Australian Charity of the Year 2013 in the inaugural Australian Charity Awards, a new partner program of The Australian Business Awards.

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01 Jul

Discuss your family’s eye history this JulEYE. It’s as simple as having a conversation and as serious as saving your eyesight.

The RANZCO Eye Foundation (Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists), a national not-for-profit organization, dedicates the month of July to its annual community awareness campaign.  JulEYE is aimed at educating Australians about eye disease and this year is encouraging everyone to discuss their family eye history.

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26 Jun

Eyefly launches EyeGive partnering with Brien Holden Vision Institute Say Eye campaign

Eyefly, the online fashion eyewear retailer for men and women, announces today its launch of a social responsibility effort by pledging to donate one frame for every frame they sell to the Brien Holden Vision Institute Say Eye campaign. With an initial donation of 15,000 optical frames, Eyefly is lending its support, while serving to promote advocacy and education for the development of eye care worldwide.

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28 May

New Global Action Plan a milestone for international eye health

A visionary new Global Action Plan adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week is good news for people living with avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world.

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