Register for PRODA digital access before 1 January

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Optometrists who require access to Health Professional Online Services from 1 January 2017 will need to create a new account to access these services.

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Don’t delay Medicare applications

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Graduating health professionals should allow up to six weeks for processing of new Medicare provider numbers, due to the current increase in applications.

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Confused about health fund end of year claiming?

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The complexity of rules that apply to end of year claims for individual health funds can be problematic for optometrists trying to do ‘the right thing’.

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FBT, Christmas gifts and parties for employees

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The Australian Taxation Office has an informative site to help employers navigate the different circumstances when providing events and gifts for their staff.

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Resources promote understanding of Muslim culture

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Two VOTE grants have been awarded to fund projects to help optometrists improve patient care.

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Emily wins award for myopia clinic

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Queensland optometrist Dr Emily Pieterse has been honoured with a QUT Vice Chancellor's award.

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Obesity and IOP link, and more news in brief

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Obesity is associated with increased intraocular pressure compared with normal weight controls.

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Lessons from international counterparts

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A 2016 Churchill Fellowship will enable optometrist Lisa Penrose to travel to Canada and the USA to learn about Indigenous eye care.

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Three strikes you’re out

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Rail safety workers who get three or more Ishihara plates wrong are not fit for duty, according to a revised national standard.

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Referrals on controversial path

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Optometry Australia has given RANZCO strong comment on its referral pathways for diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

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National office announces new location

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Optometry Australia national office will be relocating from Carlton to South Melbourne in February.

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Fourth PBS listing for Eylea

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Eylea has been PBS listed for branch retinal vein occlusion.

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Good vision for life survey and video

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Give feedback on the impact of the campaign on your practice and view a new video.

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Core messages align in campaign collaboration

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ProVision and Optometry Australia have joined forces to promote eye-care messages to consumers.

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MPs have eyes tested

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Politicians had their eyes examined at a Parliamentary Friends Group event in Canberra last week.

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