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29 Mar

IAPB and L’OCCITANE Foundation announce ‘Eye Health Heroes’ 2016

The Eye Health Heroes 2016 initiative will recognise and celebrate frontline staff whose work in the field and engagement with the community makes a real difference in restoring sight.

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17 Mar

Vision Summits put eye health and vision care on the agenda

While Australians wait patiently for the announcement of a date for the Federal election, Vision 2020 Australia and its members have spent the past month meeting with each of the three major parties to ensure eye health is positioned firmly on their agendas.

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25 Feb

Parliamentary Friends Group celebrates Australian leadership and collaboration

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care came together on Monday evening to hear about critical eye health and vision care issues in Australia and globally.

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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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