Eyes4Everest to hold fundraising dinner in Sydney

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Shaun Chang was one of a group of Australian optometrists who travelled to the Everest region last year to provide primary eye care. They are appealing for funds to rebuild schools and homes damaged by the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May.

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Federal Budget 2015-2016: impact on the profession

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Tonight’s Federal Budget was largely without surprises from the profession’s perspective.

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Government remains blind to eye needs of Australians

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The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services.

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Members assist Eye Care for All campaign

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Carl Emerton and Ian Liley are among the members of Optometry Australia who have taken up the challenge to campaign for fairer access to Medicare-funded optometry.

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Dynamic early career groups forge ahead

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Early-career optometrists have mobilised to form groups that provide additional support and events for professional and social activities, with assistance from Optometry Australia state organisations.

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Australian contact lens pioneer receives global recognition

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Contact lens innovator Don Ezekiel has been honoured as a scleral lens pioneer at the 2015 Global Specialty Lens Symposium in the USA.

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Bid for MBS cross-linking rebate

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Keratoconus Australia has supported a proposed $1,500 Medicare rebate for corneal collagen cross-linking as an early intervention in progressive keratoconus.

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Hear about Plaquenil risks at Super Sunday

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Patients with auto-immune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis who take Plaquenil should have regular eye screenings, Sydney retinal specialist Dr Michael Chilov has urged.

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Tried and true message in awareness week

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Macular Disease Foundation Australia is again calling on optometrists around the country to be involved in Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2015 on 24-30 May.

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First graduates from Flinders

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Flinders University’s first optometry graduates celebrated their graduation ceremony at the Bedford Park campus on 16 April.

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Heat Maps and hot topics

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As we await the announcement of the next Federal Budget on 12 May, Optometry Australia activity is gearing up with the launch of the National Eye Health Heat Maps.

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Federal Budget in our sights

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Our communications to you on the 12 May Federal Budget information and analysis will be sent by email directly to your in-box and through the social media channels.

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Hive of activity

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Optometry Australia’s campaign for fairer Medicare rebates to help ensure access to eye care for all Australians has been ramping up.

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MD Foundation education funding at risk

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Macular Disease Foundation Australia is concerned that its education program is at risk because no further Australian Government funding has been pledged for the program.

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From apprentice to leader, now retirement

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After 73 years working in optics, contact lens stalwart Kenneth Bell is retiring, heralding the end of an era.

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