Biennial eye exam for middle-aged among key recommendations to MBS Review

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Optometry Australia is recommending the federal government amend the Optometric MBS to enable patients aged 45 to 64 years to access a comprehensive assessment every second year.

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Laser promising for intermediate AMD

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Nanosecond laser can slow disease progression in some patients with intermediate AMD, new research shows.

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KeepSight: what is it?

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During our Diabetes webcast on 19 September, Kate Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Oculo, presented on the KeepSight initiative. The following provides further information on the program.

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Optometrists needed for glaucoma collaboration

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Up to 30 optometrists state-wide are needed for a glaucoma collaboration with ophthalmologists.

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How to improve myopia prescribing

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Optometrists will learn how to improve their prescribing patterns for myopia at the Canberra myopia primer.

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OBA rego fee stays at $300

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Registration fees for optometrists will not rise in 2018-2019 but remain stable.

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What should you notify to your insurer and when?

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Optometry Australia’s professional indemnity insurance provider, Avant, advises members to notify them about circumstances which have the potential to lead to a claim for compensation or a formal complaint.

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NovaTears dry eye drops listed on PBS

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AFT Pharmaceuticals has announced that NovaTears preservative-free dry eye drops have been listed on the PBS for treatment of dry eye, effective as of 1 September 2018.

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HOYA expands Sensity range

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HOYA has expanded its Sensity range to include two new light-reactive lenses.

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Pharma Open Access: Optometry Australia revises guidelines for diabetic retinopathy

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Recommendations on the assessment, monitoring and referral of patients with diabetes

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Pharma Open Access: Ultra-wide field imaging and diabetic retinopathy

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Clinical use of UWF to detect, diagnose and monitor retinal changes

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Ocular syphilis re-emerging; test all with uveitis

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Ocular syphilis is re-emerging and uveitis is the major presentation, a new study shows.

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One-third of primary school kids referred for vision exam

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A program involving Geelong optometry students and optometrists is helping children with vision problems.

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Fast, anonymous survey investigates clinical decision making

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The University of Melbourne School of Health Sciences is conducting a survey to explore the decision making of clinicians prescribing vision or hearing appliances.

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‘Win-win’ for Eyecare Plus and EYEPRO

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Eyecare Plus Australia has announced a new affiliation with EYEPRO Marketing, an independent optometry group from New Zealand.

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