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Eye health message starting to resonate: Optometry Australia

Optometry Australia (OA) believes its eye health messages are beginning to impact the public’s behaviour, after it revealed a drop in patients presenting at hospital emergency departments with non-urgent conditions over the past three years. Read more »

Luxottica employs 100 new graduate optometrists

Luxottica-owned OPSM and Laubman & Pank have celebrated the appointment of 100 optometry graduates across Australia and New Zealand, double the number employed last year. Read more »

Optometrist reprimanded for missed brain tumour

A New Zealand optometrist has been reprimanded after it was found his negligence led to him missing a brain tumour in a six-year-old boy, leaving the patient almost blind. Read more »

Stem cells used to create mini human eyes

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been used to develop mini human eyes in test tubes, which closely resemble the developing eye of an early-stage embryo. Read more »

Woman goes to court for botched laser eye treatment

An Irishwoman now living in Australia is suing an optical clinic over LASIK surgery that she says left her “essentially functionally blind.” Read more »

Optometry 2040 to map long-term future of the sector

Optometry Australia (OA) has launched an initiative aimed at mapping out the potential future for the sector, which it has described as a central plank in its new strategic plan. Read more »

One million Australians suffer vision loss in one eye

According to a new study by the Centre for Eye Research Australia around one million Australians with unilateral vision loss are in need of regular eye examinations in order to protect against potential blindness. Read more »

Diet soft drink increases diabetic eye disease risk

A joint Australian-Singaporean study has found regular diet soft drink consumption is associated with increased odds of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Read more »

Macular foundation CEO wants to make “measurable impact”

Newly appointed Macular Disease Foundation Australia CEO Ms Dee Hopkins has said she is well prepared and will adopt a collaborative approach during her time in the role. Read more »

Raindrop maker announces business closure

ReVision Optics, the company that manfuctured the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, has ceased trading and will no longer distribute its products to ophthalmic practices. Read more »

Undetected vision problems holding kids back

Optometry Australia (OA) has warned that thousands of children risk falling behind at school due to the increasing prevalence of undiagnosed myopia and other vision-related issues. Read more »

Australia honours eyecare professionals

A host of ophthalmologists have been recognised as part of the annual Australia Day Honours List, headlined by renowned researcher Professor Paul Mitchell. Read more »


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