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04 Dec

Why wearing glasses can help eradicate poverty

The simple act of a child putting on a pair of glasses can contribute to global efforts to eradicate poverty, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today.

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02 Dec

Optometry Australia elects new National President

Optometry Australia has announced its new National President, Kate Gifford, who is only the second female and youngest candidate to be elected to the optometry profession’s highest office.

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25 Nov

Guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear referral pathways to support patient safety and well-being.

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24 Nov

Indigenous eye health on track to close the gap

The effort to close the gap in Indigenous eye health is well on track according to a report launched today at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane.

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18 Nov

NACCHO welcomes new Chairperson

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) members have elected Matthew Cooke as their new Chairperson and Sandy Davies as Deputy Chairperson at the NACCHO Annual General Meeting in Cairns.

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17 Nov

Optometry’s highest honour for Brien Holden

An Australian researcher who has spent nearly 50 years studying the cornea, the requirements and solutions for safe and comfortable contact lens wear, surgical vision technologies, the major causes and solutions to blindness and impaired vision from refractive error and the global epidemic of myopia, has been rewarded with optometry's highest scientific honour at the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting in Denver, US on 14 November.

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31 Oct

A new era for optometry in Vietnam

October 2014 heralded a historic moment in the growth of Vietnam’s education and eye health sectors with the official opening of Vietnam’s first optometry program at the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City.

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28 Oct

Finalists announced in 2014 National Disability Awards

Vision 2020 Australia's Director of Advocacy and Policy, Brandon Ah Tong, is one of the 23 outstanding individuals and organisations who have been named as finalists in the 2014 National Disability Awards.

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14 Oct

An untapped workforce

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is urging business owners to open their eyes to the benefits of employing someone who is blind or vision impaired.

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02 Oct

Heroes tell their story

The Eye Health Heroes were in the spotlight at the Parliamentary Friends Group dinner in Canberra on Tuesday night. Parliamentarians, advisers and departmental reps heard how those working at the coalface are making a difference to lives of others and the challenges they face in their daily work.

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