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Vision is the most important source of information on which driving conduct is based. Poor vision of drivers has been found to be the cause of many accidents. Shutterstock

Poor vision: Do drivers always see what is happening on the road?

When you head out onto the road, there's always a chance that you might encounter a driver who has a vision problem, putting his or her driving at risk. Regulations need to change.
Climate change and especially variations in the ozone layer have increased the danger from the sun’s harmful rays during the last 25 years. Children are particularly at risk. Shutterstock

Summer is here! Why you need to protect your children’s eyes

The sun emits harmful rays 365 days a year, even when cloudy or rainy. Children must be protected or they may develop cataracts at an earlier age and run the risk of skin cancer of the eyelids.
We experience lots of changes in our body as we age, and our eyes and ears are no exception. Unfortunately this toys with our senses. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Why we lose our hearing and vision as we age

Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of visual impairment globally. Rakesh Ahuja, MD/Wikimedia Commons

Explainer: what are cataracts?

More than a million Australians have an untreated cataract and hundreds of cataract surgeries are performed daily, but what are they?
Trachoma disappeared from most of Australia 100 years ago as individual and community hygiene improved.

Why is trachoma blinding Aboriginal children when mainstream Australia eliminated it 100 years ago?

Trachoma easily spreads from one child to another through infected eye and nose secretions. A person may have up to 40 episodes of reinfection during childhood.

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