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Australian researchers achieve world-beating results

IBM’s Melbourne-based research team has used cutting-edge deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance the early detection of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). Read more »

Aussies spend more time exposed to blue light than sleeping

Australians are spending more than two hours in front of damaging blue light emitting screens than they are sleeping, according to a recent report from Lonergan Research. Read more »

Optometrists’ spark Apple prototype speculation

A reference to a pair of seemingly innocuous optometrists’ referrals may have accidentally given away the secret behind of one of Apple’s most closely guarded projects. Read more »

$1000 Visa gift card up for grabs

To celebrate more than 60 years as one of the world’s largest privately-held ophthalmic lens manufacturers, Younger Optics Australia & New Zealand is giving eyecare professionals the chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card. Read more »

Vision 2020 opposes potential cuts to NDIS

Vision 2020 Australia has thrown its support behind Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) in a submission to the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Costs. Read more »

Tooth used to restore eyesight in radical surgery

Two Australians have had their vision completely restored thanks to a radical surgical procedure that involved sewing their teeth into their own eyeballs. Read more »
Dr Angus Turner conducts an eye examination in the new LOV van

Eye health training van gets $50,000 boost

A specialist eye health van set up by the Lions Eye Institute to help teach rural health workers how to screen for vision problems has received a significant funding boost. Read more »

Ophthalmology part of CSIRO ‘roadmap’ to future growth

A CSIRO report has indicated Australia’s ability to benefit from the growing medical technologies and pharmaceuticals (MTP) global market will be determined in part by advances in the ophthalmic profession. Read more »

Diabetic patients often skip eye exams

A survey has revealed that almost half of all American diabetics skip eye exams, despite the fact they are acutely aware of the damage the disease can have. Read more »

Government to investigate audio-described TV

Audio-described programs could soon be available on Australian television after the Federal Government established a working group to investigate its implementation. Read more »

AMA and OBA disagree on proposed changes to Standard

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has outlined its opposition to the Optometry Board of Australia (OBA)’s proposed changes to the Endorsement for scheduled medicines registration standard (the Standard). Read more »

Essilor launches disaster relief campaign

Lens giant Essilor Australia has launched a fundraising campaign asking optometrists nationwide to support the victims of the extreme weather events in Queensland and New South Wales. Read more »


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