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Clear Focus The Economic Impact of Vision Loss in Australia in 2009

Authored by VISION 2020
Posted on July 19, 2011
Topic: Advocacy/Vision 2020, Journal/Publication
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http://www.vision2020australia.org.au/assets/content/3647/v2020aus_report_clear_focus_jun10w.pdf

This 2009 report overview outlines the economic impact and cost of vision loss in Australia. The full report is available on the VISION 2020 Australia website. It was commissioned by VISION 2020 Australia and prepared by Access Economics Pty.

Clear Focus provides current data and updated projections (to the year 2020) of the economic impact and cost to government, industry and the community of vision loss in Australia.

Many Australians are needlessly experiencing vision loss and blindness. By addressing uncorrected refractive error and cataract alone—three quarters of those with vision loss in Australia could have their sight restored. Low vision and rehabilitation services are critical for people with vision loss and are central to improving quality of life and reducing barriers to full participation within the community. 

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