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Mar 2021

Public cataract surgery – the case for increasing access for Australians in need

Cataract is one of the leading causes of avoidable vision loss in Australia and Vision 2020 Australia members have identified improving access to public cataract surgery as a high priority for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. Vision 2020 Australia commissioned the University of New South Wales to conduct an analysis […]

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Mar 2021

Improving support for older Australians with vision loss

The final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety echoes many of the issues raised by the sector in our submission. The Commissioners advocate strongly for a system which prioritises “care, dignity and respect” for older Australians. Some of the major weaknesses they see in the current system are summarised in […]

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Dec 2020

Vision 2020 Australia – 2020 year in review

We are proud that, despite the challenges posed by the events of 2020, there have been significant gains made by, and for, the eye health and vision sector as Vision 2020 Australia celebrated its 20th birthday. This document summarises some of those, which have been achieved through the joint efforts of member organisations working with […]

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May 2020

Strong eyes, strong communities – 12 month progress report

The eye health and vision sector remains strongly committed to improving eye health and vision care for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Strong Eyes, Strong Communities – a five year plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision provides the overarching policy framework that is guiding our collective […]

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Mar 2019

Strong eyes, strong communities – A five year plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision, 2019-2024

Strong Eyes, strong communities describes what needs to be done to close this gap for vision and ensure eye problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are prevented wherever possible and treated early if they do develop.

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Oct 2017

World Sight Day 2017 Key Messages and Poster

World Sight Day, observed annually is a global event which draws attention to blindness and vision impairment. 

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Sep 2017

Rising Stars In Eye Health and Vision Care Handbook

Rising Stars in Eye Health and Vision Care, an initiative of Vision 2020 Australia and its member organisations, showcased the sector’s leading early-career professionals to parliamentarians and policy decision makers.

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Oct 2016

National Eye Health Survey Report

The first national survey report to determine the prevalence and major causes of vision impairment and blindness in Australia prepared by the Centre for Eye Research Australia and Vision 2020 Australia.

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Jul 2016

East Asia Vision Program- Combined Year Three Annual and Completion report

The Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium’s East Asia Vision Program (EAVP) is a key component of the Australian Government’s East Asia Avoidable Blindness Initiative (ABI). The report covers the three-year program of activities in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Vietnam from 2013-2015.

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May 2016

Eye health workforce in Australia

This report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) presents the latest available data on the eye health workforce in Australia. It also provides a baseline for reporting against workforce capacity indicators.

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