A federal Government commitment to the National Strategic Action Plan developed by Macular Disease Foundation Australia to save the sight of Australians – backed by a firm commitment of funding – is recognition of the enormous impact macular disease has in our society.
Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, is calling for action to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have the same access to eye care as other Australians. The recently released Strong eyes, strong communities – A five year plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision, 2019-2024 sets out a plan to achieve this goal.
Vision 2020 Australia welcomes the leadership shown by the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt AM, along with his state and territory counterparts, in discussing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health and vision at the COAG Health Council Meeting on Friday March 8.
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) will distribute digital toolkits to eyecare providers ahead of its month-long national awareness campaign, which this year will maintain a sharp focus on hereditary links associated with the disease.
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Following the Vision Initiative and Vision 2020 Australia's inclusion in Australia's first review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) delivered to the UN, a case study on the program has been submitted for publication on the SDGs website.
MEDIA RELEASE. Despite being the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness, more than 10 million Aussies do not automatically think to have a simple eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist which can save their sight.
MEDIA RELEASE. Despite being the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness, only half of Aussies know about glaucoma.
MEDIA RELEASE. Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy today revealed thousands of residents across Brimbank, Greater Dandenong, Swan Hill and Campaspe are set to benefit from Vision 2020 Australia’s Vision Initiative eye health program.