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Long wait finally over for Melbourne optometrists

Melbourne optometrists have returned to provide the full scope of routine face-to-face services, ending a 10-week period of heavy operating …

New online training to help patients quit smoking

Eye health professionals are being offered access to new resources to help them talk to patients about smoking and offer …

Magpie causes severe eye injuries after tormenting locals  

Victoria’s main eye hospital has asked authorities to remove a juvenile magpie from a regional shopping centre where it has …

New support for patients facing enucleation surgery

A health professional’s first-hand experience of having an eye removed has led to an international collaboration to educate patients about …

Politicians weigh in on Adelaide eye hospital proposal

The opposition Labor party is pressuring the Liberal South Australian Government to consider a proposed $8 million eye hospital for …

Features

Blue Sky postponed to account for travel and CPD concerns   

Adelaide’s Blue Sky optometry conference planned for next month has been postponed until February. It’s hoped the new date will coincide with …

Low vision services and border restrictions

The logistical headaches associated with COVID-19 restrictions are most pronounced in border communities. Orthoptist MEAGAN ANDERSON discusses the impact it …

Introducing the RANZCO president

From individual patients to national eyecare systems, Tasmanian ophthalmologist Professor Nitin Verma has made it his mission to improve visual …

Quinlivan grant goes beyond ‘how and why’ of glaucoma research

An optometrist-turned-research fellow leading a world-first clinical trial investigating whether daily doses of vitamin B3 could prevent glaucoma blindness has …
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Full view: Enhancing retinal pathology detection

UK-trained ophthalmologist DR OLIVER COMYN made it a priority to install a state-of-the-art imaging device when he joined a well-known …

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Few technologies have had such a swift and profound impact on eyecare as much as optical coherence tomography. Insight takes …

Vibrant NuPolar campaign taps into new consumer behaviour

In time for peak sunglass season, Younger Optics has launched a new NuPolar campaign to appeal to a shift in …

Alcon launches breakthrough Vivity IOL in Australia

Alcon has officially ushered in what some Australian ophthalmologists are calling a new class in presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens (IOL) technology …

Safilo introduces new Missoni collection

Safilo has unveiled the latest female collection from Italian luxury fashion brand Missoni to the Australian optical market

Optive eye drops

Allergan’s Optive eye drops range, available in five varieties, includes Optive Advanced Preservative Free and Optive Advanced drops, which offer …

Hylo Fresh and Forte

Preservative-free HYLO-FRESH (sodium K hyaluronate 0.1% w/v, 10mL), delivers lubrication for dry eyes of moderate or medium severity, while the …