OUR AUSTRALIAN PROJECTS
EYE HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA
In Australia, 435,000 people are living with vision impairment and blindness, and over 85% of vision impairment is represented by people over the age of 50.
The annual economic cost of vision loss in Australia is over $16billion, a staggering figure particularly when understanding that 90% of blindness or vision impairment is preventable or treatable.
The 2022 Vision Index found that while three in four Australians value vision as their most important sense, 13% of Australians have never seen an optometrist and 26% hadn’t had an eye examination within the last two years.
Sight For All is currently undertaking projects in Australia to raise awareness of common eye conditions affecting Australians, and to educate and inform the community about referral pathways to eye health professionals.
Sight For All is proud to be the charity partner of Optometry Victoria/South Australia (OV/SA) who are a not-for-profit organisation that exists for the benefit of community eye health and optometry in Victoria and South Australia. OV/SA is guided by their diverse, vibrant membership of over 1,800 optometrists practising across South Australia and Victoria.
Australians living with vision impairment or blindness
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