Luke Arundel says that while optometrists are not often sued, it is helpful to understand the areas where they are getting into trouble.
Six expert paediatric optometrists have collaborated to assist Optometry Australia in producing its first Paediatric Eye Health and Vision Care Guidelines for members.
A new test to fill a gap in routine testing for vision loss and glare sensitivity caused by cataract is being developed by Flinders University optometry researchers.
Optometry South Australia is continuing its pioneering congress program with an educational stream dedicated to the art of dispensing.
The first 63 optometry students to graduate from Deakin University have celebrated their achievements at an inaugural Master of Optometry graduation.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Working Group of Optometry Australia has met face to face for the first time to discuss priority issues in Indigenous eye health.
We have drawn on recent workforce and projections studies to emphasise that there are no indications of workforce shortages in optometry in the medium to longer term.
Our seven autonomous organisations have become more closely knit over the past few years and we are now in our first year of sharing a single strategic plan to lead, engage and promote the profession.
Fifteen members, 23 meetings with politicians and three with ministerial staff members, more than 18,000 patient signatures. One day: 19 October 2015, Parliamentary Advocacy Day.
A new, state-of-the-art virtual refractor will help optometry students learn refraction through online simulation.
A patient who had advanced AMD and cataracts in both eyes can now read most print and has no distance vision problems.
Eylea for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema, and AciVision aciclovir as a substitute for Zovirax , have been listed on the PBS.
Dr Laura Downie, Dr Isabelle Jalbert and four other Australian researchers have received a combined $1.3 million in research grants from the Macular Disease Foundation.
UNSW has opened a new Myopia Control Clinic to address the growing rates of myopia and collect data on the most effective ways to slow the progression of the condition.
Optometrist Bruce Besley, a former president of both Optometry Australia and the Australian College of Optometry, has died in Melbourne.