Training centre opens at college

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A $750,000 training facility for Deakin University optometry students has been formally opened at the Australian College of Optometry.

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Bentley made AAO diplomate

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Dr Sharon Bentley has become the fourth Australian to receive a Low Vision Diplomate from the American Academy of Optometry.

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Dutton backs fee cap analysis

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The government will proceed with market analysis of optometric services in Australia, the federal Health Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed.

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Understand your privacy obligations for patient records

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Patients are entitled to have their health information kept confidential and practitioners must comply with legislation governing privacy obligations.

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All’s Well That Ends Well at Blue Sky

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Assisted by staff resplendent in velvet bloomers and fabric ruffs, registrants enjoyed education and entertainment at South Australia Division’s Shakespearean-themed Blue Sky Congress on 14-16 November.

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Helen Summers wins Telstra business award

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Darwin-based optometrist Helen Summers won the prestigious Business Owner Award at the 2013 Telstra Australian Business Women’s Awards in Melbourne on 14 November.

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World Diabetes Day highlights plight of indigenous people

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Thirty per cent of Australian Aborigines have diabetes and their rate of death from diabetes is 17 times that of the general population, according to the latest global diabetes atlas launched today, World Diabetes Day.

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Celebrations at Night of Nights

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Awards, reunions and a warm welcome to graduands were the highlights of Queensland Division's Night of Nights.

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Soframycin eye-drop shortage

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Australia faces limited availability of Soframycin ear- and eye-drops 8 ml, with the potential for the medication to be out of stock.

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Treasurer Hockey scraps cap on self-education tax deductions

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The Coalition Government’s decision announced today to scrap the cap on tax deductibility of self-education expenses is a victory for Optometrists Association and its members.

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Baby Boomers need and can afford eye care

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The Baby Boomers are the fastest growing demographic group in health care. It’s time to get acquainted with them.

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Follow up and duty of care

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Jared Slater offers tips and reminders to help you meet your duty of care requirements for your patients.

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Sydney five win Garland Clay award for myopia lens paper

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Five optometrists from the Brien Holden Vision Institute were awarded the American Academy of Optometry’s Garland Clay Award at the academy’s annual meeting in Seattle last month.

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Chris Barry captures winning shot

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Ophthalmic photographer Chris Barry was today announced the winner of the health-care category in the Macular Disease Foundation Australia annual mEye World Photographic Competition.

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Australians’ triple success in Seattle

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Mark Roth, Laura Downie and Josephine Li have been presented with Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry, at the academy’s annual meeting in Seattle.

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