Cost prevents use of low vision aids

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A report finds cost is a major barrier preventing older Australians from using low vision aid technologies.

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Global meeting in India

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Registration is open for the second World Congress of Optometry to be held in Hyderabad.

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Survey for eye-care workers

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Optometry Australia is encouraging members to complete a short online survey for Macular Disease Foundation Australia.

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Roth and Farmer awarded OAM

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Victorian optometrists Mark Roth and John Farmer have received awards in the Australia Day honours.

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The tide is turning back. Part 3: Contact lenses

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There is a heightened risk of microbial keratitis with contact lenses purchased online.

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Telescope implant for AMD, and more news in brief

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The FDA has approved a clinical study to evaluate the CentraSight telescope implant in post-cataract surgery patients with AMD.

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Alliance of finance and legal firms assists members

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Optometry Australia has facilitated an alliance between two Advantage Partners to provide a unique service for members.

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Cannabis ‘ineffective’ for glaucoma

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A major report on medical marijuana suggests its use is limited for glaucoma.

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Patient flow strong after billing switch

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An optometrist says her practice is still busy two years after switching from bulk-billing to private billing.

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Optometrist sought for diabetes management panel

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Optometrists experienced in helping patients manage diabetes are invited to join a panel of experts providing information for patients.

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Father campaigns for sunnies in schools

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A former school teacher wants to see every child wearing sunglasses to school within the next five years.

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Practices targeted in SA break-ins

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Two optometry practices in South Australia have been burgled this month.

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The tide is turning back. Part 2: Convenience

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A survey of American consumers has found that online convenience is no match for the simple pleasure of trying on frames in a shop.

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GMF health fund members part of HBF

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GMF health fund members will be considered HBF members from 13 February 2017.

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Hunt gets health portfolio

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Greg Hunt has been appointed Minister for Health in a cabinet reshuffle.

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