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26 Feb

Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.

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19 Feb

Glaucoma. Could you be one of the undiagnosed cases?

Glaucoma Australia launches risk awareness campaign ahead of World Glaucoma Week (10 – 16 March).

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18 Feb

Make sure you register with KeepSight

Optometrists are expected to deliver thousands of extra comprehensive eye examinations as a result of the new national KeepSight program, said CEO of Optometry Australia Lyn Brodie said today. 

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16 Jan

Barry O’Farrell appointed as Diabetes Australia’s President and Board Chair

Diabetes Australia today announced the appointment of Mr Barry O’Farrell, former Premier of New South Wales, as its new President and Board Chair.

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17 Dec

Lions Eye Institute appoints Professor Bill Morgan to leadership role

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) has appointed renowned ophthalmologist and medical researcher Professor Bill Morgan as Acting Managing Director.

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12 Dec

Optometry 2040 – transformational vision for eye health care launched

The 20-year vision for the future of optometry has been unveiled by Optometry Australia.

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27 Nov

$23 million funding boost for peak health groups

The Liberal National Government will provide the nation’s peak health groups and advisory bodies with $23.5 million over three years to help build a healthier Australia.

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18 Nov

Federal Funding Keeps Good Ideas Van on the Road

First Australians living in regional areas and on country in Queensland have greater access to blindness prevention services, thanks to an $860,000 investment from the Morrison Government to keep the Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van on the road.

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16 Nov

Survey shows blind people significantly underemployed around the world

New research from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand found people with sight loss are significantly less likely to be employed full time compared to their sighted counterparts.

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14 Nov

Celebrating Australian Women Research Pioneers

Australian women research pioneers in optometry, who have had published papers in Clinical and Experimental Optometry have been celebrated in a special virtual issue of this leading peer-reviewed journal.

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