A partnership promoting eye health and vision care

Vision Initiative

Events

29 MAY
2019

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
2019

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

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
2019
31 MAY
2019

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. 

27 APR
2019

Diabetes Expo 2019

Diabetes Expo is a full-day event where thousands of Victorians affected by, or at risk of, diabetes will have the opportunity to hear the latest health advice from top healthcare experts on how to manage, or even prevent, this relentless condition.

06 APR
2019
18 APR
2019

Marking the Nature of Things

Vision Initiative are proud to be supporting the Moira Shire's vibrant rural art space The G.R.A.I.N. Store in Nathalia on a collaborative art project this April.

27 MAR
2019

Glaucoma Australia Patient Symposium

On Wednesday 27 March 2019 you and your family are invited to attend the Glaucoma Australia Patient Symposium at the 8th World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

24 MAR
2019
27 MAR
2019

15th National Rural Conference

In March 2019 the rural health sector will gather in Hobart for the 15th National Rural Conference. Every two years we meet to learn, listen and share ideas about how to improve health outcomes in rural and remote Australia.