The only regret that country Victorian optometrist Peter Fairbanks has about private billing is that he did not do it sooner.
A short video for the web will be available on the Optometry Australia website as part of the Children’s Vision Campaign
A comprehensive suite of resources to support members in minimising the negative impacts associated with the Federal Budget are due to be released in late September.
Optometrists across Australia are investing in their practices’ future and improving the skills of their employees by enrolling staff in optical dispensing courses.
A capacity crisis at the Royal Adelaide Hospital is leading to some AMD patients waiting three times as long as they should for injections, and is likely to get worse.
Practitioners who have supervised Flinders University optometry students on clinical placements at more than 50 sites nationwide speak highly of the students’ skills.
In demonstrating how an optometrist can detect normal from abnormal, treatable from non-treatable, it shows how an eye examination delivers real value to the Australian community.
About 5,000 Australians a year with wet age-related macular degeneration may be missing out on injections to delay AMD progression, a study has estimated.
An Australian study suggests that retinal imaging may be a test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Viral conjunctivitis and blepharitis are the most common causes of red eye, according to data from an emergency red eye clinic in Sydney.
Optometry Australia is maintaining advocacy to minimise the negative impacts of Federal Budget cuts to optometry on patient access to eye care and on the profession.
An innovative new online resource released by Optometry Victoria helps optometrists audit their professional standards across a range of areas.
Lawyers representing ophthalmology and optometry will return to the Queensland Supreme Court on 4 August for a civil trial on the validity of guidelines that allow therapeutically endorsed optometrists to independently diagnose and manage glaucoma.
Drivers’ vision involves your diligent record-keeping and legal responsibilities, and communicating to patients their own legal responsibilities when behind the wheel.
A courtroom is not likely to be familiar territory for most health-care professionals. Knowing how to prepare for a court appearance and what to do when you are there can make the experience easier.