MEDIA RELEASE In a move that further recognises the importance of optometry in managing patients with glaucoma and improving the low glaucoma detection rates in Australia, Glaucoma Australia has made a second optometrist appointment to its Council of Management (Council).
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New research partnership targets relatives of people with glaucoma
MEDIA RELEASE Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced details of Partnership Projects – including a glaucoma project – being funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently.
Australian College of Optometry marks its 75th Anniversary
MEDIA RELEASE. In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Australian College of Optometry will launch “A History of Australian Optometry” written by Professor Emeritus Barry Cole at the ACO National Conference on October 24th.
Health Minister commits $5 million to improve Victoria’s eye health
MEDIA RELEASE. The sight of one in five Victorians could be saved following today’s pre-election announcement that the Victorian Government will commit $5 million to Victoria’s eye health.
Slide on sunnies and save your sight this World Sight Day
MEDIA RELEASE. Vision 2020 Australia and SunSmart are calling on Victorians to slide on their sunglasses and join in the global efforts to stop avoidable blindness, as today marks World Sight Day.
New eye health resources launched on World Sight Day set sights on non-English speaking Victorians
MEDIA RELEASE. When it comes to having eye tests, non-English speaking residents rank among the lowest in the state. But a suite of new materials being launched today on World Sight Day by the Minister for Health, David Davis, as part of Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program is targeting non-English speaking Victorians in a bid to encourage them to get an eye test.
Australian-first survey gets green light to tackle blindness and vision impairment
MEDIA RELEASE. Australia is one step closer to eliminating blindness and vision impairment following a Federal Government funding announcement for a major survey that will map the prevalence of eye conditions nationally.