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1 August 2018, Sydney, Australia: We are pleased to announce the Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training.

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Sydney, Australia, 11 July 2018: A five-fold increase in vision impairment due to myopic macular degeneration (MMD) is a likely consequence of the growing prevalence of myopia globally, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

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Sydney, Australia, 28 June 2018: Brien Holden Vision Institute and the World Council of Optometry are pleased to announce a partnership to promote “Myopia Awareness Week” globally in 2019.

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New York, U.S., 24 May 2018: Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the State University of New York (SUNY) today.

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Sydney, Australia, 10 May 2018: Myopia (short- or near-sightedness) is becoming a major public health crisis of our time and it’s already having an impact on young Australians

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People in Bangladesh have one of the poorest levels of access to spectacles in the world according to a recent study.

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Health promotion in schools is an effective way to transfer knowledge to children and could potentially improve eye care outcomes, according to a recent study in Vietnam.

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Port au Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2018: Today we celebrate the momentous occasion of opening the first optometry school in Haiti. The initial 19 students are the pioneers of their profession for Haiti...

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Mali, Africa, 1 March 2018: Drissa Coulibaly is one of a kind. He is one of the initial graduating Optometric Technicians from the first intake of students enrolled in the inaugural school of optometry at the Institut Ophtalmologique Tropical d'Afrique in Mali...

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Gauteng, South Africa, 8  February, 2018: Today marks the celebration of increased eye health services in Gauteng, already providing eye care for nearly half a million people in the last four years.

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