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17 Feb

Guide Dogs 2014 Travel Awards now open

Following the successful launch of its travel awards for people who are blind or vision impaired last year, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling for applications for this inspirational competition set to run again in 2014.

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12 Feb

Diabetes trial participants needed

Last November, CERA released the Out of Sight report which identified that diabetes affects approximately one million Australian adults. The number is expected to double by the year 2025, posing major public health and economic concerns. However, little is known whether blood vessel dysfunction in the eye, which causes vision loss in people with diabetes, is due to the effects of high blood glucose (sugar) or an indirect result of chronic cell damage.

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24 Jan

MSc Public Health for Eye Care course – London

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is currently accepting applications for its annual MSc Public Health for Eye Care course. 

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22 Jan

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust joins IAPB

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is delighted to welcome The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) as its newest member.

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16 Jan

Launch of Optometry giving sight in Mexico

Industry Leaders join hands with Optometry Giving to help eliminate avoidable blindness and to improve access to sustainable eye care in Mexico. 

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08 Jan

Vision 2020 Australia 2014 committee members and dates

The Vision 2020 Australia committees, members and meeting dates for 2014 are detailed below.

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18 Dec

National Policy Committee Update

Late in 2011, Vision 2020 Australia strengthened its national policy committees’ governance. As their first two-year term comes to an end it is worth reflecting on what has been achieved through collaboration. Each committee aligns with Vision 2020 Australia’s strategic goals and focuses on matters relating to prevention and early intervention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or low vision and rehabilitation. At recent meetings, committee members reflected on the successes and considered the opportunities, challenges and priorities for 2014 and the incoming committees. 

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18 Dec

Bringing back the refractor in award-winning style

The 2013 Sydney Design Awards has recognised the Virtual Refractor, an online innovation that teaches how to correct vision, with the best Digital Experience Website award. 

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27 Nov

2013 Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held yesterday in Sydney with 13 members in attendance. Key items included approving updates to the Constitution and the election of Directors to the Board.

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15 Nov

ZEISS supports center for eye doctors in Paraguay

To improve medical care in South America, ZEISS joined forces with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM), the Fundación Visión and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness(IAPB) to establish a diagnostic, treatment and training center operated by the Fundación Visión.

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