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.
Tag: low vision
Bringing technology to life in a low vision world
EYE HEALTH HERO. David Woodbridge loves his job as an Adaptive Technology Consultant at Vision Australia—so much so that he’s been doing it for 25 years.
GPs safeguard vision impaired Australians from depression
MEDIA RELEASE. Referring vision impaired patients to a GP for treatment significantly decreases their symptoms of depression, a study by the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) has found.
Vision Australia and the NDIS
BLOG. A year on from the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Trial Sites, Vision 2020 Australia is hosting a series of blogs dedicated to the NDIS. In this installment Vision Australia’s Graeme Craig, General Manager NDIS Demonstration Sites, reflects on the progress so far.
Blog: Vision Australia staff trained to manage depressive symptoms using problem-solving therapy
Depression is a serious health concern in Australia and affects approximately 1 in 3 individuals with low vision. For a person who has a vision impairment, depression can lead to increased levels of disability, reduced quality of life and interfere with and restrict rehabilitation outcomes (such as the use of optical devices and aids). Despite the availability of effective treatments, depression most often remains undetected and untreated in people with vision impairment.
Coalition funding for Guide Dogs Victoria
MEDIA RELEASE – Guide Dogs Victoria welcomes the announcement today from the Coalition who, if elected, would provide $2 million dollars in funding to redevelop our veterinary clinic, kennel facilities and breeding centre.
Have an eye test…it’s on my ‘to do list’ somewhere.
Courtney, 25, from Western Melbourne, couldn’t remember when she had her last eye test. After spending almost two years struggling when reading or using a computer, it was working for an eye health and vision care organisation that finally motivated her to book an appointment at a local optometrist.