Eye Health Information
Eye Health Organisations
- Guide Dogs NSW/ ACT
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT exists to enhance the quality of life of people living with blindness or impaired vision, by assisting in their achievement of independence through access and mobility.
- Glaucoma Australia
A non-profit registered charity aiming to minimise visual disability by increasing community awareness and understanding of glaucoma.
- Macular Disease Foundation
National organisation promoting awareness of degenerative diseases causing blindness, with programs for education, awareness, research and support.
- Retina Australia
National organisation increasing community awareness and understanding of retinitis pigmentosa.
- The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, whose vision was for a world where no one is needlessly blind.
- Vision 2020
On behalf of over 50 member organisations, Vision 2020 Australia leads advocacy efforts and raises community awareness about good eye health and vision care.
- Vision Australia
Vision Australia is a living partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that in the future people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.
- Diabetes Australia – NSW
Providing information, research and support for people with Diabetes and their carers. Long term complications of diabetes can include damage to eyes.
Eye Health Professionals
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)
Ophthalmologists are medical eye specialists. The College’s mission is the improvement of the already high standard of eye care in Australia and New Zealand. In pursuit of this mission, the College provides a variety of services centred on its core roles as a higher educational institution and learned society.
- Optometry Australia
Optometrists Australia is the peak professional body for optometrists in Australia, with more than 3500 members and representing 95% of all practising optometrists. Since its formation, the Optometry Australia has been committed to assisting optometrists deliver quality eye and vision care services across Australia.
- Orthoptics Australia
Orthoptics is an allied health profession specialising in the diagnosis and management of disorders of eye movements and associated vision problems; performance of investigative procedures appropriate to disorders of the eye and visual system; and rehabilitation of patients with vision loss.
- Orientation and Mobility Instructors
Orientation and mobility instructors teach vision-impaired people to move around the environment safely and with confidence. They work on a one-to-one basis.
- Guide Dog Training
Guide dog instructors train dogs to guide people who are vision-impaired and also train these people to use a guide dog.
Other Health Organisations and Information