Optometrists with colour vision deficiency learn to adapt

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Colour vision deficiency does not prevent an optometrist from practising, as leaders in the profession have shown.

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Printing 3-D living implants could become reality

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3-D printers in the future may be able to print living cells and living implants such as artificial retinas.

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Submissions and meetings in a full month

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Optometry Australia is preparing a written submission to the review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, and will take part in a face-to-face consultation.

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Leaders set scene for new strategy to take us to 2018

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I took part early in September in strategic scene-setting discussions with our experienced network of State Division CEOs and our senior management at Optometry Australia. We collectively defined leadership.

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Look for Practice Notes on billing changes

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Three new Practice Notes will be uploaded this month on Optometry Australia’s website to assist members with their day-to-day business practice.

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Council to review standards for schools, overseas-trained

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The Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand is planning to review its entry level optometry program accreditation standards and Competency in Optometry Examination.

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Optometrists can and do apply glaucoma tests with confidence

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Australian and New Zealand optometrists are overall well-equipped to perform glaucoma assessments, with a large survey indicating a solid basis for glaucoma detection and management.

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Brain research centre aims to break boundaries

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A new $20 million brain research centre based at Monash University in Melbourne will involve experts from several disciplines.

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Award for Knipe

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Former national president Micheal Knipe was presented with a Certificate of Merit at the Tasmania Lifestyle Congress dinner in Hobart.

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Clever contact lens controls myopia progression

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Researchers at Vision CRC have developed a new range of contact lenses designed to control the progression of myopia in children.

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PBAC backs Lucentis for DME and RVO

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The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee has recommended Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme listing for ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion.

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OBA registration fee lower

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The Optometry Board of Australia has reduced its registration fee for the second consecutive year.

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Make your practice look impressive

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The way your practice looks and feels needs to give the message that you offer a special retail experience. ProVision’s new ProWOW online image library is here to help you make the right fit-out decisions.

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Sally Doyle: full-fee billing is an easy step

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As part of our ongoing series of articles about moving beyond bulk-billing, we spoke with Sally Doyle from the Fitzroy North Eye Centre about how her practice has implemented full-fee billing, and the positive outcomes in patients’ expectations that resulted from it.

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More billing resources coming

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Optometry Australia is preparing a suite of resources to support members with the changes to optometry services announced in the Federal Budget.

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