Challenge needs your support

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Optometry Giving Sight’s fundraising World Sight Day Challenge will run throughout October.

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Health ministers defer decision on board

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Health ministers have deferred a decision on the recommended amalgamation of nine ‘low-regulatory’ National Boards, including optometry.

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Painting the town green

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The centre of Brisbane was awash with green and large screens in the city centre promoted eye health messages as Specsavers Clinical Conference attendees enjoyed drinks and canapés at Brisbane Town Hall.

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Nepal team relies on technology

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In preparation for his trip to Nepal, Eyes4Everest president Shaun Chang has been working with OphthalmicDocs’ imaging adapter.

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Smartphone retinal imaging adapter

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A group of New Zealand-based social entrepreneurs, led by ophthalmologist Dr Hong Sheng Chiong, has designed a 3-D printable retinal imaging tool that is attachable to a smartphone.

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Bright future for spelling bee winner

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The nine-year-old son of optometrist Sujatha Gopalakrishnan has won The Great Australian Spelling Bee premier on Network Ten.

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TLC delivers quality program

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More than half the optometrists who attended Tasmania’s Lifestyle Congress were from interstate, drawn to the conference by its intimacy, location and educational program.

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Telehealth, foreign body items in place

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Details including pricing of four new MBS optometry items enabling optometrist reimbursement for telehealth services and one for the removal of embedded corneal foreign body have been released.

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40 years in national health system

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of optometry being included in Medicare, a momentous achievement that has given millions of Australians access to quality government-subsidised eye care from optometrists.

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Australian trio to take home Academy awards

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Three Australian optometrists will be honoured with prestigious American Academy of Optometry awards next month for their contributions to advancing the profession of optometry.

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Efron wins Collin Research Medal

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Nathan Efron has been awarded the H Barry Collin Research Medal for 2015.

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New fact sheet on secure electronic messaging

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Optometrists who use unsecure email to send patient referrals to GPs or ophthalmologists are potentially at risk of breaching privacy laws.

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Colleagues pay tribute to Brien Holden

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Professor Holden was a leader who made the world a better place

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Consultation and communication top priorities for new OBA chair

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Ian Bluntish is uniquely placed to take on the role of chair of the Optometry Board of Australia.

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We’re No.1 on Google

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Optometry Australia now ranks No.1 in Google ‘non-paid’ optometry rankings.

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