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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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11 Dec

Optometry sector hit hard by Government health changes

The Abbott Government has again reduced its investment in essential preventative eye health and vision care as a result of the changes it is making to Medicare rebates to freeze indexation until July 2018.

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10 Dec

Barriers to vision correction in a disadvantaged school community

On Wednesday 19 November the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) launched its research paper Barriers To Vision Correction For Children In A Disadvantaged School Community.

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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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