Long wait for Medicare provider numbers

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A backlog of applications for Medicare provider numbers has left some optometrists stranded.

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New finance partner joins Advantage Program

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Optometry Finance Australia has joined Optometry Australia’s member benefits program.

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Optometry Australia provides input to DVA review

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Improvements to eye-care services and inadequate fees are highlighted in a submission to the DVA review.

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Graduates prepare for new jobs

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An induction program assists optometry graduates to settle into employment.

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News in brief

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The chickenpox vaccine is linked to corneal inflammation.

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Incentive needed for fairer eye care

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Optometry Australia’s submission to the 2016-2017 Federal Budget seeks optometry services affordable for all.

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Remind patients glaucoma runs in families

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Glaucoma Australia calls for optometrists to encourage wider awareness of the disease.

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Billing move vindicated

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Dario Canale made the right decision to switch from bulk-billing to private billing.

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‘Web sight’ registry for trials

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A clinical trial registry called ‘Web sight’ has been set up for eye patients.

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Bullimore heads WCO

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Optometrist Mark Bullimore has been appointed the executive director of the World Council of Optometry.

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First dry AMD treatments trialled

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Patients are needed for three global clinical trials of dry AMD treatments.

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Stephen Brady helps save DME patient’s sight

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Byron Bay optometrist Stephen Brady acted quickly to ensure sight-saving treatment for a former patient.

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Australia Day honour for Chu

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Optometrist Shu-Nam Samuel Chu has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day Honours.

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Honey eye-drops not affected by weed scare

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Antibacterial honey eye-drops and dry eye treatment gel do not contain honey contaminated by Paterson’s curse, the products’ manufacturer says.

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Eye tumours increase life-threatening illness risk

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Retinoblastoma survivors are seven times more likely to suffer from a life-threatening condition in adulthood, compared to unaffected individuals.

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