Our stand on bulk-billing, remuneration and workforce

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New position statements make clear Optometry Australia’s stand on bulk-billing, remuneration and the workforce.

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Nostalgia as ProVision recalls 25 years

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A panel of early contributors to ProVision explored the group’s history at its 25th anniversary conference and celebrations in Hobart in October.

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Melting pot for providers large and small

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SA Blue Sky Congress 2014 is a one-stop-shop for quality education for optometrists and optometric practice support staff.

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Nation’s leaders join media to mark World Sight Day

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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.

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Submissions make our views known, loud and clear

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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.

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Cochrane review: Avastin as safe as Lucentis

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Avastin has a side-effect profile similar to that of its more expensive competitor, Lucentis, according to a new Cochrane review.

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Check every Indigenous patient for trichiasis

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Optometrists should check all Indigenous patients for trichiasis, and ask if they have ever lived in remote or outback areas.

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Multimedia, multilingual resources demystify eye care

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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.

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Communications strategy lifts optometry’s profile

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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.

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Easier member access to your journal app

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Simple, direct access to the Clinical and Experimental Optometry iPad app is now available for members.

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Insurance saves the day as asbestos exclusion zone shuts Rozelle practice

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Rozelle optometrist Harry Notaras is very relieved that he has major business disruption insurance cover after an explosion near his practice.

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Chapman finds online claiming beats paper

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Optometrist Ian Chapman couldn’t believe how easy it was to introduce the Medicare Easyclaim system and reap the benefits immediately.

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Registration changes in force on 1 Dec

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New standards for optometrists making an initial application for general registration with the Optometry Board of Australia will apply from 1 December 2014.

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Phantom of the visual cortex

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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.

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Smart social media pays dividends for business

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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.

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