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Vision Initiative

The Vision Initative is an integrated eye health promotion program funded by the Victorian Government and managed by Vision 2020 Australia.

The Vision Initiative aims to prevent avoidable blindness and address the impact of vision loss in the Victorian community.

Partnerships are a key mechanism to the success of the Vision Initiative. Their partner organisations provide governance to the program and work collaboratively to deliver Vision Initiative activity across Victoria.

The Vision Initiative works across Victoria at local and state level to deliver activity to promote the importance of regular eye tests to the Victorian community. Activity is delivered through three tiers targeting health providers, community and local media to communicate the importance of regular eye tests.

The Vision Initiative has developed a range of information sheets (PDF, Word, Audio), brochures (print only) and multimedia clips (MP4) that health providers can use with patients or customers to assist with educating them on eye health. Resources are available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Mandarin and Vietnamese and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Last reviewed: August 2017

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Smokers - Vision Initiative

Smokers Most people know that smoking is not good for your health, but many are surprised to learn that smokers are at an increased risk of vision loss

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What is an eye test? - Vision Initiative

What is an eye test? Regular eye tests are important to detect and diagnose eye problems early

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Support for people who are blind or vision impaired - Vision Initiative

Support for people who are blind or vision impaired By 2020, it is expected that over 800,000 people aged over 40 will be blind or living with vision loss in Australia

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How your eyes work - Vision Initiative

How your eyes work Our vision allows us to be aware of our surroundings

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Diabetes - Vision Initiative

Diabetes All people with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational) have an increased risk of developing eye complications such as macula oedema, cataracts, glaucoma or the most common diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy

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Refractive error - Vision Initiative

Refractive error Refractive error is a common eye disorder that occurs when the eye cannot clearly focus on the images of objects looked at

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Optometry services - Vision Initiative

Optometry services Optometrists are registered, university-trained health professionals

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Good habits for good eye health - Vision Initiative

Good habits for good eye health Many eye conditions have no symptoms until it is too late

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Eye health in Australia - Vision Initiative

Eye health in Australia As the population in Australia ages, the number of people who are blind or have vision loss is expected to be over 800,000 by 2020

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The ageing eye - Vision Initiative

The ageing eye While eye conditions can develop at any age, it is important to know that the risk increases as we get older

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