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Events

Kids Eyes Free Info Day

CHILDREN’S EYE DISEASE – AN INFORMATION DAY FOR PARENTS/ CARERS/ TEACHERS

Saturday 19 July 2014, 10.00am – 4.00pm

A full-day forum with an expert speaker lineup. The program will cover a range of important topics related to supporting children with eye disease and low vision. We encourage all parents and carers of children aged 12 and under to attend.

Presented by Professor Peter McCluskey, Professor John Grigg, Dr Caroline Catt and featuring an excellent line up of experts from Vision Australia, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. Lunch is provided.

Call (02) 9382 7316 or Click Here to register. More Information

 

Diabetic Eye Disease Information Forum

DIABETIC EYE DISEASE INFORMATION FORUM

Thursday 17 July 2014, 11.00am-12.00pm

Diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy) is a common complication of diabetes and one of the leading causes of avoidable vision loss. Regular screening and timely treatment of diabetic retinopathy can prevent almost all cases of vision loss.

In this free community forum you will learn about the latest research and recent developments in the treatment of diabetic eye disease.

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Glaucoma Information Forum

GLAUCOMA  INFORMATION FORUM

Thursday 11 September 2014, 11.00am-12.00pm

Hosted By Professor Jonathan Crowston

Managing Director & Head of Glaucoma Research Unit, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA)

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.
1 in 10 Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma.

Learn about developments in glaucoma research and treatment from a leading ophthalmologist and researchers in this free information forum.

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Vietnam Cambodia Bike Ride

VIETNAM TO CAMBODIA TANDEM BIKE RIDE

11- 22 October 2014.

The Vietnam to Cambodia (Tandem) Bike Ride 2014 promises the experience of a lifetime: a chance to spend five days cycling through two of the most fascinating countries in South East Asia.

It’s also an opportunity to help provide greater independence and mobility to people living with vision impairment, by supporting Guide Dogs NSW/ACT so that they can continue to offer Guide Dogs and other services free of charge to people in need.

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WORLD SIGHT DAY

9 October, 2014

‘World Sight Day’ as the name suggests, is a day that is dedicated to pledging perfect vision for every individual on earth.
It is an event that receives global attention every year. The agencies involved help bring attention to vision related issues that are plaguing the world. The World Sight Day initiative is organized under the Vision2020 global initiative.

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Watch Out Cane About

INTERNATIONAL WHITE CANE DAY

Wed October 15, 2014

International White Cane Day is held on 15 October each year to raise awareness of the importance of the white cane and how it can aid mobility and independence for a person with vision loss. This year marks 92 years since the white cane was invented by an Englishman who lost his sight in an accident and painted his black cane white to make it more visible to others.

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Macular Degeneration Community Research

MACULAR DEGENERATION COMMUNITY RESEARCH

Friday November 14th, 2014  10am-12pm

Hear from Professor Mark Gillies and the team from the Save Sight Institute Macular Research Group about latest research projects and developments.

Call (02) 9382 7316 or Click Here to register. More Information

 

Vision 2020 Event Calender Link
VISION 2020 EVENT CALENDAR

For all the latest events at Vision 2020

Established in October 2000, Vision 2020 Australia is part of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, a global initiative of the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Vision 2020 Australia represents over 50 member organisations involved in: local and global eye care; health promotion; low vision support; vision rehabilitation; eye research; professional assistance and community support.

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