A partnership promoting eye health and vision care

Our partners

Australian College of Optometry

Australian College of Optometry logo

The ACO is a proud partner of the Vision Initiative. Our work     in eyecare services, research and education has benefitted millions of patients across Australia and internationally.

The Australian College of Optometry:

  • provides primary, acute and specialist eye care services for disadvantaged communities
  • improves lives through research discoveries that preserve sight and prevent blindness
  • advances the profession through the education of current and future generations of optometrists.

Tel. 03 9349 7400

www.aco.org.au


 Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association 

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in the patient-centered care. 

Tel. 03 9669 7400

www.apna.asn.au


Centre for Eye Research Australia

The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) is at the forefront of ophthalmic research in Australia. Our mission is to eliminate vision loss and blindness.

Together with the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology, we deliver a comprehensive program of teaching, training and research. Our work covers the full spectrum of medical research, from basic discovery to understand disease processes better, through clinical research to improve diagnosis and treatment, to translation and applied research including better health service delivery, eye health education and program evaluation.

Tel. 03 9929 8360

www.cera.org.au


Diabetes Victoria

Diabetes Victoria is the leading charity and peak consumer body working to reduce the impact of diabetes.

We are committed to minimising the impact of diabetes in the community, helping all people affected by diabetes and contributing to the search for a cure. Our work covers type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as programs for people at risk.

Tel. 03 9696 2020

www.diabetesvic.org.au


Guide Dogs Victoria logoGuide Dogs Victoria

Guide Dogs Victoria transforms lives for Victorians living with vision impairment by providing freedom and independence through a range of free services.

Our iconic Guide Dogs assist hundreds of Victorians every day to live a fuller life and reduce barriers to participation in society. Funded     completely by generous donations and gifts in wills from the public, our Guide Dogs are provided for free and become a guide, a symbol of freedom and a best friend. We work with children from 4 years of age to develop the skills and confidence to fulfil every opportunity and lead a life of their choosing. We support individuals impacted by stroke and brain injury to assist their transition in coping with lifestyle changes, utilising their remaining vision and other senses to regain safe and independent mobility.

Tel. 1800 804 805

www.guidedogsvictoria.com.au


Optometry Victoria

Optometry Victoria is a member-based organisation providing professional information, support, and education for registered optometrists practising primarily in Victoria.

Professional services, information, resources, policy and advocacy, continuing professional development and other activities to support the work of practising optometrists, support members in practising to the highest standards, and ensure vision care is a priority in the Victorian community.

Tel. 03 9652 9100

www.optometry.org.au/victoria


Pharmaceutical Society of Australia logoPharmaceutical Society of Australia

A professional peak body representing all pharmacists.

Provides advocacy, professional development and practice support to all pharmacists.

Tel. 03 9389 4000

www.psa.org.au


Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital 

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is Australia’s only specialist eye, ear, nose and throat hospital and has been providing care for the senses for over 150 years.

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is a world class specialist hospital in eye and ear care that provides services across Victoria. The Eye and Ear has over 50 different outpatient clinics for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of vision and hearing loss and provides a 24 hour emergency eye and ear, nose, and throat health service. In 2012-13 the Eye and Ear cared for around 250,000 patients, with over 195,000 outpatients, nearly 40,000 emergency patients and nearly 13,000 inpatients.

Tel. 0 3 9929 8666

www.eyeandear.org.au


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Opthalmologists (RANZCO) is the medical college responsible for the training and professional development of opthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand. 

Tel. 02 9690 1001

www.ranzco.edu


Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation 

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) was established in 1996. VACCHO is the peak Aboriginal health body representing 100% of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in Victoria. The role of VACCHO is to build the capacity of its membership and to advocate for issues on their behalf. 

Tel. 03 9411 9411

www.vaccho.org.au  


Vision Australia                                                                                                            

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia.

We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Vision Australia provides services to clients with varying degrees of vision loss. Our services meet the diverse and changing needs of the individual over a lifetime.

Tel. 1300 84 74 66

www.visionaustralia.org.au


Vision 2020 Australia

Vision 2020 Australia represents around 50 member organisations involved in: local and global eye care; health promotion; low vision support; vision rehabilitation; eye research; professional assistance and community support.

Tel. 1300 84 74 66

www.vision2020australia.org.au