Optometrists keen to trial contact lens for digital eye fatigue

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About 250 optometrists attended the Melbourne launch of CooperVision’s newest soft contact lens, Biofinity Energys.

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Young American diabetic patients miss eye exams

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More than one-third of young people with diabetes in the USA are not having regular eye checks.

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April packed with events

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A smorgasbord of events in April gives members opportunities to meet their CPD requirements.

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Guide Dogs celebrates diamond jubilee, and more news in brief

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Guide Dogs Victoria will celebrate 60 years of changing lives, on International Guide Dogs Day, 26 April.

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National board throws support behind early career optometrists

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Optometry Australia has endorsed the establishment of consistent branding across state-based recent graduate groups.

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Survey shows scope for change

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Lobbying government so that optometry patients referred to specialists other than ophthalmologists could obtain a Medicare rebate could be warranted.

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Proposed changes boost prescribing potential

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Proposed changes to the Optometry Board of Australia’s registration standard for scheduled medicines would simplify the process for approving new scheduled medicines for use by optometrists.

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My Health Record to become opt-out

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Health ministers discussed complaint notifications and penalties for fake practitioners at the COAG meeting.

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Hands-on experiences headline AVC 2017

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Dr Lindsay McGrath will host a practical workshop on foreign-body removal on 22 April.

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Lecture on migraine and perimetry, and other news in brief

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Why optometrists should care about migraine, and perimetry developments to extend and complement optometric practice, is the focus of a lecture series in Melbourne.

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Speakers light up international congress

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Workshops designed around demographic groups and more than 30 speakers are set to make the International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress shine.

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Keeping an eye on multiple sclerosis

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A laboratory model of optic neuritis will be developed to improve understanding of the mechanisms of injury and repair in multiple sclerosis.

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Have your say on accreditation bodies

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The future of accreditation bodies like OCANZ is being considered with a COAG Health Council review of the current accreditation system underway.

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Sector sets four-year target

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Australia’s eye-care sector wants the Indigenous vision gap closed over the next four years.

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Super funds: what happens after death?

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Binding Death Benefit Nominations may be the most important estate planning document you never knew you needed.

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