Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) was established in 2008 by Professor Hugh R Taylor, AC at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health to undertake world-leading research that has established an evidence-base and policy framework to address Indigenous eye health in Australia.

IEH aims to Close the Gap for Vision for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through world-leading research, policy formation, advocacy and implementation. Research has established the state of Indigenous eye health in Australia and current service availability and explored barriers and enablers to the delivery of eye health services for Indigenous peoples.

The evidence gathered has guided the development of a comprehensive policy framework – The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision - that is supported by the Indigenous and mainstream health sectors and government. IEH is currently actively engaged in providing the necessary advocacy and technical support to Close the Gap for Vision.

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  • Roadmap Annual Updates

    IEH are pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Update on the Implementation of the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision will be launched at the 51stRANZCO Scientific Congress in Sydney on Monday 11 November 2019

    2019 Annual Update - Available Nov 11

    Past Annual Updates

  • Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conferences

    Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) hosts an annual Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference.

    The 2020 conference will be held in Adelaide on Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 March 2020. Further information to be released soon.

    2020 National Conference

  • Evaluating the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision

    In 2019, Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) at The University of Melbourne will start a formal evaluation of regional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision (the Roadmap). Independent evaluators will be engaged to carry-out elements of this work and an experienced facilitator will support the co-design process.

    Roadmap Evaluation

  • 'Share Your Story': Success Stories

    A selection of ‘stories’ of successful activities and significant achievements in Indigenous eye health by individuals, organisations, regional stakeholder groups, and through other collaborations relating to efforts to close the gap for vision.

    Share Your Story

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people - the traditional owners of the land upon which Indigenous Eye Health is located, and their Elders past, present and emerging.