In Australia, most blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable, if detected early.
The Vision Initiative offers online CPD on eye health and free resources to assist with incorporating eye health information in consultations.
CPD accredited online modules on eye health are available for primary health care professionals including GPs (via ThinkGP), nurses (via APNA and ANMF) and pharmacists (via PSA), and a newly released module for diabetes educators (via ADEA). More information on our accredited training is available on our website.
Free eye health resources are available to download or order from the Vision Initiative website and include patient information sheets about common causes of vision loss in 11 languages. There is also a range of audio files and video clips.
The Vision Initiative is a health promotion program managed by Vision 2020 Australia and funded by the Victorian Government to promote eye health and prevent vision loss in Victoria.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by The Vision Initiative. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.