On 1 April, Associate Professor Allison McKendrick becomes the first woman to take on the role of Head of the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne as Professor Algis Vingrys steps down.
Northern Territory optometrist Helen Summers has been named in the Australian Businesswomen’s Network 2014 Hall of Fame.
With the first optometry students graduating at Flinders this year, and the first Doctor of Optometry students graduating at Melbourne, more practitioners needed to host clinical placements.
A spectacle recycling program in Acacia Prison, Western Australia, is bringing better vision to thousands of people in overseas who are unable to afford spectacles or sunglasses.
Three more health funds have partnered with the VSP network in Australia, expanding the potential reach, referrals and marketing opportunities for optometrists who have joined the eye-care network.
An outreach program working to prevent blindness among Vanuatuans is seeking volunteer optometrists to join health-care teams travelling to the island nation this year.
The University of Melbourne is looking for participants to be involved in a clinical trial of a potentially new omega-3 treatment for dry eye.
Essilor launches cinema commercial for Crizal Prevencia
Professor Robert Hess was presented at SRC with the 2013 H Barry Collin Research Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in optometry.
US speakers Dr Jeffry Gerson and Dr Marc Bloomenstein were popular and warmly welcomed by their audience at SRC.
The Australian Consumer Law has hit the courts and the results for businesses that post misleading reviews are worrying.
Coffs Harbour NSW optometrist Dr Alan Burrow puts his case for patient safety in the debate on initiating glaucoma treatment
More optometrists from Geelong and Darebin in Victoria are needed to take part in pilot projects to strengthen links between the health and eye-health sectors, and increase the number of people having eye tests.
ProVision will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with activities to mark its achievements in growing independent practice throughout Australia.
A tiny stent smaller than a pinhead is offering a new alternative to lifelong glaucoma eye-drops for cataract surgery patients with glaucoma