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10 Mar

Guidelines developed to protect eye banks

Thousands of people are needlessly blind because they live in a country where they have no access to donated corneal tissue. Every day, surgeons in these communities face the challenge of securing the corneas needed to save sight from eye banks elsewhere – often in places like Australia or New Zealand. 

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06 Mar

Walking in the shoes of someone who is blind for NDIS

The National Disability Service (NDS), with support from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, held a blindfold challenge, where politicians were blindfolded and guided through Canberra's CBD by a guide dog, to highlight how the right support services can enable people with a disability to live as independently as possible.

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27 Feb

Final call for participants for largest global diabetic retinopathy survey

Urgent final call for participants from 42 countries to contribute now to largest global diabetic retinopathy survey.

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26 Feb

Optometry sector calls for improved access to eye care

Optometry Australia, the peak professional body for the optometry sector, has called on the Federal Government to increase investment in Medicare funded optometry to make access to optometry fair for all Australians.

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13 Feb

CBM Australia announces new CEO

CBM Australia is delighted to announce that Jane Edge has been appointed CEO of CBM Australia from July 2015. 

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12 Feb

The blind must lead the blind

Vision Australia calls on the Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison to immediately return funding to Blind Citizens Australia (BCA).

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11 Feb

Detecting preventable diseases key to Closing the Gap

Australian governments at all levels must persist with efforts to Close the Gap on Indigenous health and life expectancy, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today.

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29 Jan

Clarke and Dawe promote eye health

Public commentators John Clarke and Bryan Dawe are once again encouraging Victorians to save their sight and get their eyes tested in a relaunched series of Community Service Announcements (CSAs).

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16 Dec

CEO eBulletin – December 2014

Welcome to the last edition of the Vision 2020 Australia eBulletin for 2014.

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15 Dec

Government’s promises on Australian aid are worthless

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for aid and humanitarian agencies, condemns the deep cuts to Australia’s aid budget announced by the Treasurer today as damaging to the poor and a lazy way to find budget savings.

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