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15 Aug

Vision 2020 Australia’s website a finalist in the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards

Vision 2020 Australia's website has been selected as a finalist in the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards in the 'Internet Access and Digital Skills' category.

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08 Aug

Twenty two reasons to be excited about growth of global optometry

Twenty two people from five nations are currently in Sydney brought together through the Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowship program funded by the Australian Agency for International Development and hosted by the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE). The ALA Fellowship aims to promote knowledge, education links and establish enduring ties between Australia and a new generation of global leaders in eye care.

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02 Aug

Quantum leap in detection and diagnoses of eye and other disorders

The Brien Holden Vision Institute has just taken a quantum leap into the future of health and vision care by taking a controlling share holding in US based Quantum Catch, a diagnostic technology development company that has focused on making real time, high resolution systems, including retinal cameras, for detection and diagnosis of eye diseases and other conditions related to general health.

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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Global advocacy update

Significant progress has been made in generating renewed global political will for efforts to prevent avoidable blindness and vision impairment.

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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium update

A key milestone in the planning for the 2013-2015 Avoidable Blindness Initiative has been achieved, with AusAID approving the concept design.  More detailed planning can now commence focused on the three countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor.  Working Groups have been formed and in country consultation will take place in late August/early September.  The final design plan must be approved by the end of the year, so that programs can commence in early 2013.

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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people advocacy update

Work is progressing on the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy plan. It focuses on identifying links between The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision and the key action areas identified in the National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss (National Framework).

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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Prevention and Early Intervention advocacy update

The Prevention and Early Intervention Committee (PEIC) met on 18 April 2012. It was Genevieve Quilty’s first meeting as Chair of the PEIC.  Guest speaker, Terry Findlay – Director of the National Transition Project at the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) – updated members on Medicare Locals and the systems being put in place to monitor their performance.

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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Low Vision and Rehabilitation advocacy update

At the COAG meeting and in the days following, agreement was reached to trial the NDIS in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and ACT. To begin defining the design of NDIS, consultation will commence in late August with people with a disability, their families and carers, the workforce, disability sector and peak bodies.

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02 Jul

The RANZCO Eye Foundation launches JulEYE

JulEYE is The RANZCO Eye Foundation’s national eye health awareness month that takes place annually during July.

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02 Jul

The RANZCO Eye Foundation’s JulEYE kicks off

Australians still not getting the message to have their eyes tested regularly. 2 out of 5 Australians are taking their eye health for granted.

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