The autumn 2021 edition of MDFA’s Vision Voice newsletter leads with the Aged Care Royal Commission’s recommendation to make aids and equipment more accessible for older Australians – a major win for our community.
While this crucial recommendation represents eight years of advocacy work by MDFA, the proposed cuts to Medicare rebates for eye injections is the big issue we’re now tackling on behalf of people living with macular disease – read the latest in the newsletter.
This edition of Vision Voice also features the launch of the Ita Buttrose Oration Series at Canberra’s National Press Club this May, the first meeting of our pilot peer support group in Melbourne, and an update on when you’ll be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
We also meet two MDFA-funded researchers, share tips for exercising with low vision, sneak a peek at some cutting-edge low vision aids, and thank retiring volunteer Des for his years of service.
The newsletter also contains an update from our CEO Dee Hopkins, how to register for our upcoming webinars, and a delicious recipe from our latest Macula Menu.