Members have been writing to their Federal MP and the Minister for Health, explaining the impact of the Medicare rebate reductions on their patients and practices and calling for fairer patient rebates.
In the lead up to the next Federal Budget, it’s time to exert your individual influence on health policy with the support of Optometry Australia.
The government investment in health, and particularly for our profession in Medicare, assists to increase productivity and participation in the workforce, the very elements the current Treasurer is so passionate about.
South Australian Health Minister Jack Snelling is considering an option to increase the number of optometrists working in the state’s hospitals.
A new Glaucoma Management Clinic has opened at the Centre for Eye Health, potentially making treatment more accessible for patients who may not be able to afford private treatment.
Behavioural optometrist Grace Wee is treating Lily, one of 11 patients who are undergoing vision therapy with funding from the Susan Larter Vision Trust.
Optometrists Roland Tan, Jacques Breytenbach and Binita Natha are among the winners of Specsavers‘ Awards for Excellence.
Four optometry students have won five prestigious prizes in the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Health Awards.
Optometrists may be able to regenerate meibomian glands that have truncated in dry eye patients by using new treatments to bring the glands back to life.
Three Optometry Board of Australia members will not stand for renomination when their terms expire in August 2015.
Anti-apartheid activist Lawson Lobb, a former lecturer and head of mathematics at Charles Sturt University, is one of three community members on the Optometry Board of Australia.
A proposal to reimburse GPs and staff for fundus photography could mean a better national diabetes strategy.
The Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand has released a consultation paper that proposes new OCANZ standards for education providers and programs.
Optometrist Stephen Langshaw will be heading to Cambodia as the winner of Optometry Giving Sight’s inaugural ‘Trip of a Lifetime’ prize.
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