A partnership promoting eye health and vision care

Vision Initiative


01 JUL
31 JUL


July 2019

JulEYE is national eye health awareness month

03 JUN

World Orthoptic Day

Today is World Orthoptic Day

This year's theme, Orthoptics Together, focuses on what unites orthoptists with other eye care professions, and is an opportunity to heighten the visibility of the orthoptic profession.

29 MAY

2019 Ageing Eye Disease Forum

Wednesday 29 May 2019, 10:30am - 2:00pm

Join CERA for a half day forum to learn about the latest research developments in ageing eye diseases.

16 MAY

Making the Invisible Visible

The G.R.A.I.N. Store and Vision Initiative presents... Making the Invisible Visible, an 'EYE OPENING' companion exhibition to the community collaboration Marking the Nature of Things

EXHIBITION RUNS: 16th May – 30th May
OPENING EVENTS: Thursday 16th May
10:30am – 11:30am: Info session and morning tea with Vision Initiative staff. RSVP to Kristen: 0410 952 647 or online for catering purposes https://www.trybooking.com/BCMQH
2pm – 4pm: Official Opening featuring some of the artists speaking about their work.

15 MAY

2019 Community Board Meeting: Living with Glaucoma

Over 300,000 people in Australia are living with glaucoma, many remain undiagnosed and at risk of losing their sight.

Come and learn from specialists Professor Keith Martin and Dr George Kong on why early detection is so critical, what clinical treatments are available now and where research and technology will take us in the future at our 2019 Community Board Meeting.

01 MAY
31 MAY

May is Macula Month (1 – 31 May 2019)

May is Macula Month (1 – 31 May 2019)

If you’re over 50 you are at higher risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). If you have a direct family member (parent or sibling) who has been diagnosed with AMD, you have a 50% increased risk of diagnosis. Smokers are at three to four times higher risk of AMD than non-smokers.

Everyone with diabetes is at risk of vision loss through diabetic eye disease.

With regular eye examinations and by adopting the healthy habits below you can help minimise your risk of vision loss from macular disease, whether you have been diagnosed with the disease or not.