Health funds list new items for disposable CLs

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Two new health insurance optical item codes for disposable multifocal contact lenses will be introduced on 1 April 2016.

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Meaningful footprints

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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.

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Four decades under Medicare

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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.

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Half-year Medicare statistics reveal little about rebate changes

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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.

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Tough issues tackled in meeting with Shadow Health Minister

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Optometry Australia president Kate Gifford and CEO Genevieve Quilty have had a meeting with the Shadow Health Minister Catherine King in Canberra.

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Funding cuts affect rural and remote health scholarships

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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.

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Full-time starting salaries plateau

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The median starting salary for optometrists graduating with a Bachelor degree remained stable in 2014 at $70,000.

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Understanding technical details helps to manage patient expectations

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Cornea-Copia, the result of a collaboration between Young Optometrists, YO member Roland Mak and ophthalmologist Dr Peter Kim, celebrated a great turn-out.

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Owner sets up Rodenstock’s first branded practice

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Optometrist Zeinab Khalil is the first practice owner in Australia to partner with Rodenstock to rebrand her Brisbane business, Eyedeal Optometrists.

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8 October is World Sight Day

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Canterbury Eyecare is preparing to take part again in the World Sight Day Challenge and hoping to surpass the $700 it raised last year.

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Clinical workshops allow small group discussion

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WAVE 2015 upheld the long tradition of the optometry profession’s peak professional body delivering high-quality conferences.

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1920s themed SA Blue Sky to draw roaring crowd

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The program for the SA Blue Sky Congress in Adelaide has been described as the best put together in years by Optometry South Australia.

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Briefing at NQV on outreach work in remote areas

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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.

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Vale Brien Holden

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Brien Holden, a man who devoted himself to the service of mankind, died in Sydney yesterday.

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Keep up the effort to get petition signatures

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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.

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