Clinicians and scientists are beginning to understand something that people with vision impairment have known for some timeâ”€simple measure of vision on a letter chart does not capture the impact of vision loss on quality of life, nor does it give us a complete picture of the benefits of treatments or services.
Author: Vision Initiative
Optometrists Needed for AMD Study
Optometrists are invited to participate in a study that will evaluate new practice tools for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
31 Best Dry Eye Treatments in 2019
Local Victorian optometrist Leigh Plowman summarises the 31 best dry eye treatments in 2019
Eye scan sheds new light on Alzheimer’s disease
New research by Australian scientists has demonstrated that a quick, non-invasive eye scan can identify changes in the retina that could be used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.
Daylesford man Ted Nason urges people to take care of their eyesight
It's something many people take for granted, but just imagine what your life would be like without your eye sight. – Bendigo Advertiser
Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019—2023
The Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019–2023 (the plan) continues the Victorian Government's vision for the public health and wellbeing of Victorians: 'A Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing and participation at every age.'
Introducing Vision Australia’s Sensory Campus, located in Kensington, Melbourne
People who are blind or have low vision, can now receive multiple services at the one location, Vision Australia’s innovative Sensory Campus.
Diabetes Victoria: It’s time to get back to basics
Diabetes is one of the most misunderstood health conditions. To educate Victorians about diabetes, Diabetes Victoria is launching a brand new Back to Basics campaign during National Diabetes Week (14 – 20 July 2019), educating the general public about diabetes in a series of short videos dealing with one issue at a time.
Accredited Quit Online Training for GPs
Quit has developed online training to equip GPs with the skills, confidence and knowledge to have brief advice conversations with their patients who smoke.
A plan for better vision this NAIDOC week
Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, is marking NAIDOC week by calling for action to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have the same access to eye care as other Australians.