Atchison wins Collin Medal

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David Atchison is the winner of the H Barry Collin Research Medal for 2014.

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Have your say in national survey

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Members can help shape their profession through Optometry Australia’s biennial National Members Survey, which closes on 1 September.

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Graduate wages drop first time in decade

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The median starting salary for graduate optometrists has dropped for the first time in more than a decade.

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Subsidised spectacles scheme planned for Indigenous communities

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A roundtable discussion has identified key principles for a subsidised spectacles scheme that would improve access to prescription glasses for Indigenous people in South Australia.

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Eye Guy educates a new generation about eye health

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Eye Guy will appear in classrooms across Australia in the latest Children’s Vision Campaign.

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ADF awards contract to Specsavers

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Specsavers is replacing Luxottica as optometry provider for the Australian Defence Force.

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Medicare services rising steadily

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End of financial year Medicare figures released by the Department of Human Services indicate a steady increase in the average use of services per person.

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Supreme Court trial adjourned, glaucoma guidelines in force

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Glaucoma guidelines remain in force as a court case involving RANZCO and the Optometry Board of Australia is adjourned until 1 December.

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Meetings and resources top list

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Consultation and collaboration with decision-makers continue as Optometry Australia focuses on services and resources for members.

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We tackle the challenges

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Genevieve Quilty: The challenge for our profession, one year since the election of the Abbott government, is to flourish under challenging fiscal conditions.

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Hewett Award for NZ paper

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Authors of a keratoconus research paper have received the 2014 J Lloyd Hewett Award for the best paper published in Clinical and Experimental Optometry in the past three years.

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Draft underway for preventive eye health exams position statement

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A position statement on preventive eye health examinations for adults is being drafted by Optometry Australia.

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Reunion tour like a time warp

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Groups of alumni optometrists have returned for reunion tours, five, 20, 30 and 40 years after studying optometry at the University of Melbourne.

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Diabetes Report Form pads for members

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Members will receive a complimentary pad of 50 Diabetes Report Forms with the September issue of Pharma.

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$1.1m government funding for national eye health survey

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Vision 2020 Australia has been awarded $1.126 million to oversee a national eye health survey that aims to provide an accurate, evidence-based picture of Australia’s eye health.

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