Mentoring program pays dividends

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Michael Jones and Ramin Bayani talk about the benefits they gained from Optometrist Association’s national mentoring program.

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Competency standards include therapeutics

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Optometrists Association has adopted updated entry-level competency standards for Australian optometrists.

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Monash wraps up workforce study

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A major workforce study examining the optometric outlook in Australia over the next two decades is complete.

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Professional hubs antidote for isolation

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South Australia Division has launched ‘professional hubs’ for members to meet and chat with like-minded colleagues.

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Keratoconus study reveals new findings

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People with keratoconus have thicker fovea and maculae than those without the disease, the Australian Study of Keratoconus has found.

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Three-year results show cross-linking effective

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Corneal collagen cross-linking is effective at stabilising keratoconus in most cases, three-year results from a five-year prospective randomised controlled trial of CXL for progressive keratoconus show.

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Retinal detachment and clinical records

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Misdiagnosis or mismanagement of retinal detachments are common causes of optometry claims, either through civil proceedings or a complaints body.

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Groups collaborate nationally on indigenous eye care

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More than 60 people from across Australia involved in indigenous eye care have gathered in Melbourne to discuss progress in The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision.

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Jim Kokkinakis: full-fee billing is fair fee billing

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Sydney practitioner Jim Kokkinakis has long been a proponent of moving beyond bulk-billing. In the third instalment of our series of articles, Jim explains how his billing scheme takes the focus away from product sales and puts it back on the delivery of quality eye care.

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New website helps people with vision loss

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Guide Dogs has launched a new website to help people adjust to vision loss.

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Daniel Chew: Full-fee billing works for us

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In an ongoing series of articles about moving beyond bulk-billing, Daniel Chew, a behavioural optometrist at Howell, Croucher, Rateau and Associates in Heathmont, Victoria, discusses the positive patient outcomes that result from full-fee billing.

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Collin marks 20 years as editor

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Barry Collin is celebrating 20 years as editor of Optometrists Association’s journal Clinical and Experimental Optometry.

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Domiciliary care warrants better remuneration

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Optometrists Association will ask the Australian Government for better remuneration for practitioners who provide domiciliary visits to aged-care facilities and patients in their homes.

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Workforce faces ‘perceived’ maldistribution

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HealthWorkforce Australia has found a ‘perceived’ maldistribution in the existing workforce position of optometrists.

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Optometry ‘at the table’

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Optometrists Association focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships with key decision-makers in government and the bureaucracy, with the aim of influencing their decisions.

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