Insight News

Eyecare community chips in for bushfire response

Australia’s ophthalmic community has rallied around people hardest hit by the bushfire crisis, with practices offering free spectacle replacements and …

Adopt a family: Optometrist launches bushfire initiative

A Queensland couple who operate an independent optometry practice have devised a novel plan to support people affected by the …

Prominent George & Matilda figure among changes to OA national board

George & Matilda Eyecare’s (GME) Dr Margaret Lam is one of two newly appointed national directors to the Optometry Australia …

French company to acquire Ellex assets in multi-million-dollar deal

Ellex Medical Lasers has agreed to sell its laser and ultrasound business segment to French company Lumibird Group for $100 …

Poor vision as detrimental to learning as poverty

New research from the World Bank and international charity organisation EYElliance has found that an unaddressed vision problem can be …

Features

Bringing dispensing out of the Twilight Zone

Is it me or does it feel like ophthalmic dispensing in Australia has been in a ‘Twilight Zone’ for the …

ICCLC turns up the music on contact lenses

In addition to cutting-edge clinical lectures, the CCLSA embraced all things Pink Floyd for the 17th International Cornea & Contact …

Sleep apnoea linked to diabetic macular oedema

New research has drawn a link between severe sleep apnoea and diabetic macular oedema, firming up the connection between the …

Genes from archaea used to prevent blindness

By combining archaea and mammal DNA, researchers are hoping to ‘bypass evolution’ and give people genes that would allow them …
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Zeiss posts tenth consecutive record-breaking year

Ellex seeks more time to close sale of key business segment

Alcon announces plan for ‘multi-year transformation program’

Research

Ellex in negotiations to offload lasers and ultrasound

Events

Orthoptics Australia restructures for the future

Artificial Intelligence: Will it replace ophthalmologists?

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Specsavers Clinical Conference returns for eighth edition

This year’s event will be held over 7–8 Septber at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will continue the …

Sydney Airport embraces new tech for blind travellers

Aria’s technology works via an app on any iOS or Android device. The user beams live footage to an Aira …