Eye References and Links






Eye Emergency Manual


Vision2020 Australia
Ph: (03) 9656 2020
Website: www.vision2020australia.org.au
Email: info@vision2020australia.org.au

Macular Degeneration Foundation
Help Line: 1800 111 709
Tel: 02 9261 8900
Fax: 02 9261 8912
Website: www.mdfoundation.com.au
Email: info@mdfoundation.com.au

Glaucoma Australia
Ph: (02) 9906 6640
Website: www.glaucoma.org.au
Email: glaucoma@glaucoma.org.au

Vision Australia
Ph: 1300 847 466
Website: www.visionaustralia.org.au
Email: customerservice@visionaustralia.org.au

Retina Australia
Ph: 1800 999 870
Website: www.retinaaustralia.com.au
Email: admin@retinaaustralia.com.au

Royal Society for the Blind
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8232 4777 (Low Vision and Adaptive Technology Centres)
Ph: (08) 8232 2444 (Community Services)
Website: www.rsb.org.au

Diabetes Australia
Website: www.diabetesaustralia.com.au
Email: info@diabetesnsw.com.au

Guide Dogs Australia
Website: www.guidedogsaustralia.com
Email : see website for state and territory details

World Health Organisation (WHO)
Website: http://www.who.int/en/

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Guidelines for the Screening, Prognosis, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Glaucoma (Glaucoma Guidelines)
The Guidelines for the Screening, Prognosis, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention Glaucoma provide information for eye specialists, opticians, GPs and other health workers onthe best options for preventing and treating glaucoma. They are based on the best current evidence.
Website: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/cp113syn.htm

State and Territory Government Spectacle Schemes

Australian Capital Territory


Ph: 02 6207 7753 or 02 6205 0534


NSW Government Spectacle Program administered by Vision NSW


Ph: 1800 806 851 or 02 9344 4122


Northern Territory Pensioner Concession Scheme


Ph: 1800 421 887 or 08 89 22 7015


Queensland Spectacles Supply Scheme


Ph: 13 HEALTH or 13 43 25 84


South Australia Spectacle Scheme


Ph: 1800 307 758


Victorian Eyecare Services

provided by Australian College of Optometry


Ph: 03 9349 7400

email: aco@aco.org.au


Western Australia Spectacle Subsidy Scheme


Ph: 08 9222 4222 (switch)


Eye Health Professionals

It is important that a trained eye health professional examines your eyes to determine your eye health and vision needs. An accurate diagnosis is vital to ensure that an appropriate management plan is put in place that is right for you. Some of these contacts are listed here.

RANZCO : www.ranzco.edu

Optometrists Association : www.optometrists.asn.au

Orthoptist’s Association: www.orthoptics.org.au/OAA07