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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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29 Oct

Brien Holden honoured with humanitarian award

Professor Brien Holden has been awarded the inaugural Optometry Giving Sight Humanitarian Award in recognition for his outstanding contribution in support of global efforts to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision and reduce the disability, poverty and lack of opportunity associated with vision loss.

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25 Oct

Universal eye health action plan endorsed in WHO high-level meeting

To help eliminate avoidable blindness as a public health problem, the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific has reviewed and endorsed the draft action plan Towards Universal Eye Health: A Regional Action Plan for the Western Pacific (2014–2019).

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23 Oct

Sector makes World Sight Day a day to remember

Vision 2020 Australia has been calling for the eye health and vision care sector to get behind World Sight Day over the past few years, and in 2013 this call was well and truly answered with the theme Universal Eye Health and the call to action of ‘Get Your Eyes Tested’ spread far and wide! Our members called on their own members and, together with Members of Parliament, took to traditional and social media to fly the flag for World Sight Day on Thursday, 10 October.

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10 Oct

A Vision for All to See: A report on global eye health and vision care

Today marks World Sight Day, an annual day to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. In support of this effort, Brien Holden Vision Institute releases A Vision for All to See: A report on global eye health and vision care, aimed to raise awareness of the impending crisis of myopia and presbyopia and to create a call to action that prioritises this growing issue.

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