Wollongong optometrist Elena Martinez stood for the Greens in the New South Wales state electorate of Keira on 28 March.
Optometry Tasmania president Brett Jenkinson joined the Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, for a media conference about the impact of Australian Government cuts to Medicare rebates.
Emma Slinger is among Eyecare Plus practice owners who are meeting in cities along the east coast to share best-practice business tips.
Optometrist Andrew Thomas has won a trip to Sumba, Indonesia, as part of the 2014 ProVision annual conference raffle, organised by Optometry Giving Sight.
A strong clinical program attracts 471 registrants to Australian Vision Convention.
René Nassar fears that without the bulk-billing services that he provides, many of his patients will go without eye care, but if he continues to bulk-bill, his business is not viable.
Leaders from Optometry Australia met face-to-face with the recently appointed Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, in a full day of political engagement in Canberra on 16 March.
Optometry Australia will launch this month a ‘Heat Map’ tool that provides a visual representation of relative eye health need across Australia.
Ophthalmologists are seeing an increase in cases of temporary and permanent macula damage caused by recreational drug use of alkyl nitrite compounds.
Optalert’s glasses are being adopted by truck drivers in the mining and road transportation industries to reduce road accidents caused by fatigue and drowsiness.
A panel of young optometrists spoke to students from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University at a careers expo at SRC.
Mooloolaba optometrist Wayne Derrick was prompted to become a Credentialed Optometrist by the prospect of the Sunshine Coast Airport expanding in the next five years.
Professor Barry Collin presented the research medal named in his honour to Professor David Atchison at SRC.
Disaster has twice struck optometrist Susan Weston in Yeppoon, a coastal town in central Queensland. Her practice was damaged in Cyclone Marcia and was flooded last year.
The latest data published online in March by the Optometry Board of Australia revealed that 4,902 optometry practitioners were registered in December 2014.