Retail energy specialist joins member-only Advantage Program

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Optometry Australia has partnered with energy specialists, Make it Cheaper, to help members navigate the complexities of running a small business.

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Medicare a highlight in 100 years of milestones

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Achieving Medicare rebates for optometry consultations is Optometry Australia’s most significant achievement in its 100-year history.

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Tours provide window into overseas optical industry

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Victorian optometrist, member and practice owner, Nelly Munckhof, found her first international study tour so interesting, she’s been on three more.

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Stem cell research tackles blindness from genetic conditions

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Children with genetic conditions that cause blindness may benefit from new government funding.

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Funding for more rural retinal cameras and training

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New government funding will enable retinal cameras and training at nearly 150 sites nationwide.

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PhD students and supervisors co-author winning research paper

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A research paper on contact lens-induced dry eye has won the 2018 J Lloyd Hewett Outstanding Paper Award, awarded by Clinical and Experimental Optometry’s Editorial Board.

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Spectacles scheme announcement marks big win for Optometry Australia

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A $2 million investment in subsidised spectacle schemes is a big win for optometry and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, says Optometry Australia’s CEO Lyn Brodie.

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Co-management not to be sneezed at

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Patients with allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis should often be co-managed with other health professionals to improve symptoms.

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Amalgamation talks underway between Victoria and South Australia

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Optometry Victoria and Optometry South Australia are in advanced discussions about amalgamating the two state organisations into one representative body.

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CXO journal’s profile continues to grow

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Optometry Australia’s peer-reviewed journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry, or CXO as it is commonly known, is proving to be a valuable commodity.

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Good vision for life campaign influences over 2.3m appointments

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The second year of Optometry Australia’s consumer marketing campaign, Good vision for life, has delivered strong results, continuing to drive awareness among Australians of the importance of seeing an optometrist, whilst influencing appointments.

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UNSW launches Dry Eye clinic as part of social media campaign

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The UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science is running a Dry Eye social media campaign, Defy Dry Eye, to raise awareness of the disease and launch its Dry Eye Clinic.

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‘Futures’ workshops in Hobart and Perth now CPD accredited

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Optometry 2040 workshops in Hobart and Perth are now accredited with two non-clinical CPD points and venues are confirmed.

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HOYA launches new ‘MyoSmart’ lens

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HOYA is launching a new lens in Hong Kong and China to reduce myopia progression in children and teenagers.

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Minor symptoms major disease and pre-schoolers on WAVE agenda

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A plethora of interesting speakers and topics headlines WAVE next month.

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