New position statements make clear Optometry Australia’s stand on bulk-billing, remuneration and the workforce.
A panel of early contributors to ProVision explored the group’s history at its 25th anniversary conference and celebrations in Hobart in October.
SA Blue Sky Congress 2014 is a one-stop-shop for quality education for optometrists and optometric practice support staff.
I have enjoyed meeting members at conferences during the past few weeks: ProVision, Eyecare Plus and an Optometry NSW/ACT CPD event in mid-October in Canberra.
Optometry has made submissions to the post-market review of PBS Authority Required listing, arguing that the 16 items currently listed as Authority Required when prescribed by optometrists be amended to require authority under the streamlined process only.
Avastin has a side-effect profile similar to that of its more expensive competitor, Lucentis, according to a new Cochrane review.
Optometrists should check all Indigenous patients for trichiasis, and ask if they have ever lived in remote or outback areas.
Victoria’s Vision Initiative has introduced new materials to help educate culturally and linguistically diverse communities in four local government areas about eye care and optometric services.
Optometry Australia is driving mainstream media opportunities to raise awareness among the public about optometry, the role of optometrists, and vision and community eye health issues.
Simple, direct access to the Clinical and Experimental Optometry iPad app is now available for members.
Rozelle optometrist Harry Notaras is very relieved that he has major business disruption insurance cover after an explosion near his practice.
Optometrist Ian Chapman couldn’t believe how easy it was to introduce the Medicare Easyclaim system and reap the benefits immediately.
New standards for optometrists making an initial application for general registration with the Optometry Board of Australia will apply from 1 December 2014.
Tens of thousands of vision-impaired Australians with Charles Bonnet Syndrome are suffering in silence but accessing visual aids and localised lighting can help resolve the phantom visual images they experience.
Optometry Australia has been sharing more news on Facebook and Twitter, in an effort to build its online presence and connect with members who are active on the web.