Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 5 September, 2019: Nearly four years ago at the start of 2016, the eye health for all Papua New Guineans was elevated by the long-term commitment from the Lions Clubs International Foundation
Hanoi, Vietnam, 20 August 2019: Today marks an historic day for Hanoi Medical University and its School of Optometry, as the first graduating class of optometrists complete their degree.
Sydney, Australia, 27 July 2019: Rembering Professor Brien Holden four years on. Our CEO and founder, Professor Brien Holden passed away on 27 July 2015. His passion and generosity was legendary in the eye care industry.
Durban, South Africa, 12 May 2019: Each year the immense contribution that nurses make to global eye health is recognised on International Nurses Day, this year we celebrated Petronella Nichols, MBA, Africa Regional Director, Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, who started her professional career as a registered nurse. Here is her inspirational story...
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 30 April 2019: Today a dedicated optometry student from Ho Chi Minh City will receive reward for her tenacious commitment to studying optometry. The scholarship is being granted by an Australian optometrist, Dr Tony Hanks OAM
Sydney, Australia, 28 March 2019: Vision 2020 Australia, the peak body for the eye sector, is calling for action to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have the same access to eye care as other Australians.
Sydney, Australia, 23 March 2019: Today as we celebrate World Optometry Day, we encourage you to pause to reflect on the fact that optometry, as a profession, is very young in many global locations emerging more rapidly over the last 10 to 15 years.
Sydney, Australia, 19 March 2019: Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation today announced that it has received a donation of $225,000 – the largest single donation in the history of the Foundation.
Sydney, Australia, 8 March 2019: Gender equity is not solely a women’s issue as it concerns and needs engagement from men as well as women. Equity between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development.
Barcelona, Spain, 28 February 2019: “Eye health services are far too often a neglected part of child health interventions at the expense of a student’s potential,” said Hasan Minto, Global Programs Director at Our Children’s Vision and Chair of the IAPB’s working group on school eye health.