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National eye health awareness campaign



The National eye health awareness campaign is an initiative of the Australian Government to promote eye health for people; aged over 40 years, who have diabetes, who have a family history of eye disease, or are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. It aims to:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Related publications

Australian National Audit Office (2009)

Independent report on the National Eye Health Awareness Campaign 2009.

Canberra: Australian National Audit Office

National Eye Health Awareness Campaign (2009)

You can't spot eye disease [radio and print advertisements].

: Department of Health and Ageing

These print and radio advertisements communicate to Indigenous Australians over 40 years of age the importance of eye checks in order to avoid eye and sight problems. The advertisements emphasise that there may be no indication of potential problems while also listing common symptoms. Readers and listeners are additionally referred to further information on the Australian government's National eye health awareness campaign website.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 14 November 2013
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