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12 Feb

Half the world to be short sighted by 2050

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology this week.

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04 Feb

Relaunched Vision 2020 Australia website improves navigation

Vision 2020 Australia has relaunched its website, with improvements that make it easier to access information and find relevant eye health and vision care resources.

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04 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia announces MP line up at Vision Summits

MPs confirm their attendance for Vision 2020 Australia's Vision Summits

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02 Feb

Indigenous Eye Health Unit releases diabetes eye care resources

The 'Check Today, See Tomorrow' resources aim to help reduce the incidence of preventable blindness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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27 Jan

Australia Day Honours 2016

Vision 2020 Australia congratulates individuals who have been honoured in the Australia Day 2016 Honours List.

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25 Jan

Pioneering new eye and ear instrument for low-income countries

Arclight, a low-cost, solar-powered ophthalmoscope aimed at helping health workers in low-income countries detect signs of blindness has today been launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

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17 Dec

CEO eBulletin – December 2015

With focus on next year’s Federal Election, the Vision 2020 Australia team are ramping up instead of winding down. This eBulletin edition features updates of ongoing projects, and the start of program and advocacy efforts for 2016. 

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16 Dec

New Toolkit to support eye care for Indigenous Australia

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has released a practical and simple set of approaches health services can use to help improve eye care for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities with whom they work, based on work done through the Vision CRC research project, Models of Vision Care Delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. 

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15 Dec

1 in 2 Australians affected by eye problems – higher for Indigenous Australians

More than half (54%) of all Australians report having at least one long-term eye health condition, with nearly half the population wearing glasses or contact lenses, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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11 Dec

Australia ratifies landmark treaty to end book famine

The book famine for people who are blind or have low vision is a step closer to being resolved after Australia ratified the Marrakesh Treaty overnight in Geneva, a world treaty that facilitates access to published works by visually impaired persons and persons with print disabilities.

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