Two new health insurance optical item codes for disposable multifocal contact lenses will be introduced on 1 April 2016.
It’s hard to imagine an optometry world without Brien; he has been instrumental in putting Australia on the map as a contact lens research powerhouse.
The September issue of Australian Optometry has a special feature on Medicare. This year marks the 40th anniversary of our entry to the national health service.
The full impact of Medicare cuts introduced on 1 January 2015 is not yet known, with end of financial year statistics showing only half the picture.
Optometry Australia president Kate Gifford and CEO Genevieve Quilty have had a meeting with the Shadow Health Minister Catherine King in Canberra.
Scholarships to attend CPD events and to study are available for optometrists and optometry students working in rural or remote areas, despite funding cuts meaning fewer scholarships are available overall.
The median starting salary for optometrists graduating with a Bachelor degree remained stable in 2014 at $70,000.
Cornea-Copia, the result of a collaboration between Young Optometrists, YO member Roland Mak and ophthalmologist Dr Peter Kim, celebrated a great turn-out.
Optometrist Zeinab Khalil is the first practice owner in Australia to partner with Rodenstock to rebrand her Brisbane business, Eyedeal Optometrists.
Canterbury Eyecare is preparing to take part again in the World Sight Day Challenge and hoping to surpass the $700 it raised last year.
WAVE 2015 upheld the long tradition of the optometry profession’s peak professional body delivering high-quality conferences.
The program for the SA Blue Sky Congress in Adelaide has been described as the best put together in years by Optometry South Australia.
About one-third of Indigenous people in remote areas of the Northern Territory are not having eye checks due to lack of optometric services, optometrist Anna Morse claims.
Brien Holden, a man who devoted himself to the service of mankind, died in Sydney yesterday.
Marryanne Shin and Elias Harb are among the many optometrists across Australia who are collecting signatures for Optometry Australia’s petition calling for fairer Medicare rebates for optometry.