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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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Frequently asked questions - Vision Initiative

Frequently asked questions This section provides answers to some of the more frequently asked questions about eye health and vision care

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Cataracts - Vision Initiative

Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which may result in poor vision

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About eye health - Vision Initiative

About eye health By 2020, over 800,000 people will be affected by blindness or vision loss unless they become proactive about saving their sight

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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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Booking an eye test - Vision Initiative

Booking an eye test Book an eye test Where do I go for an eye test? You can book an eye test directly with an optometrist who is a qualified eye health professional

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Age-related macular degeneration - Vision Initiative

Age-related macular degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with ageing that affects the central vision

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Sun and eye health - Vision Initiative

Sun and eye health When outside, it is important to protect your eyes from UV rays (sunlight)

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Glaucoma - Vision Initiative

Glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that slowly damage the nerve for vision at the back of the eye (‘optic nerve’)

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Optometry services - Vision Initiative

Optometry services Optometrists are registered, university-trained health professionals

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Driving and Eye Health - Vision Initiative

Driving and Eye Health Even a small loss of vision can affect your driving

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