Aussie firm helping to solve bandwidth issues with smart glasses

Australian-operated company Harvest Technology Group has announced a new agreement to commence proof-of-concept trials with the Belgian producer of industrial …

Dispensing wage subsidy ‘back on’ for existing staff after government changes tune

The Federal Government has reversed its decision to restrict a major optical dispensing traineeship wage subsidy to new employees only, …

MBS Taskforce keeps controversial eye injection proposals in final report

Despite vehement opposition from ophthalmologists, the MBS Taskforce has forged ahead with plans to cut the rebate for intravitreal injections …

UNSW academic named guest editor of contact lens journal special issue

UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science academic and contact lens expert Dr Nicole Carnt has been named as a …

Optometry MBS Taskforce Review: Endorsed report released for government consideration

A taskforce overseeing a review into optometric Medicare items has backed 11 of 14 recommendations by an optometry committee. However, …

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Case report links COVID-19 with permanent vision loss  

Ophthalmologists have documented what is believed to be the first reported case of permanent loss of visual acuity that may …

Zeiss to host APAC January Summit – virtual

Zeiss is hosting its 2021 APAC January Summit this month, featuring live, interactive educational sessions for ophthalmologists and Australia’s own …

2020: a year like no other

Insight takes a look at the innovations, breakthroughs, setbacks, events and stories that shaped the Australian ophthalmic sector in 2020.

Clinical trial results reinforce potential new treatment for DME

Novartis has announced positive findings from its the Phase 3 trial assessing the efficacy and safety of Beovu (brolucizumab) to …
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New Missoni collection arrives

Australian optical practices now have access to the latest female collection from Italian luxury fashion brand Missoni.