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Optometry Board of Australia registration requirements

Financial hardship taken into consideration as OBA fee rises 3% again

The Optometry Board of Australia (OBA) has increased its annual general registration fee for a third year in a row …

Ivantis to pay Glaukos US$60 million in MIGS patent settlement

MIGS device manufacturer Glaukos has reached an agreement with Ivantis over a patent infringement lawsuit regarding the latter’s Hydrus Microstent …
Dame Mary Perkins Medal

NSW optometrist who saved child from brain haemorrhage awarded Dame Mary Perkins Medal

Specsavers co-founder Dame Mary Perkins made a special appearance to congratulate the first ever Australian and New Zealand recipients of …

Complaints over compounded atropine eye drops in NSW

The Pharmacy Council of New South Wales has reported a rise in complaints over compounded atropine eye drops, with one …
National Optical Care

Brisbane practices join National Optical Care

National Optical Care (NOC) has welcomed another new practice to its expanding portfolio.

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Cylite continues to grow and launches new website

Australian HP-OCT manufacturer Cylite continues to grow with an ever-expanding workforce and the launch of its new website.

A hard pill to swallow: oral medication prescribing rights for optometrists

Australian optometrists are not permitted to prescribe oral medication, in contrast to comparative countries where their counterparts have been prescribing …

‘Damning’ survey finds employment discrimination rife for low vision Australians

New research commissioned by Vision Australia shows that more than half of Australian employers have never considered hiring a blind …

Ray-Ban smart glasses bridge technology-fashion divide

The first generation of Ray-Ban smart glasses from the highly anticipated EssilorLuxottica-Facebook collaboration have been unveiled and are now available …
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Device Technologies hosting MEGA MONTH – a month of specials

Cylite HP-OCT

Australian-made HP-OCT to hit the market

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Digital integration saves hospital time and money

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Zeiss to host APAC January Summit – virtual

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Home-based glaucoma management

Designs For Vision is now supplying the iCare HOME2 tonometer, which it says revolutionises glaucoma care by enabling patients to …
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Eight times thinner than conventional blister pack

Designed with the contact lens wearer in mind, Menicon’s Miru 1day Flat Pack offers wearers easy handling and cleaner, more …
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Old temples meet new as Safilo marks major Carrera anniversary

As part of a 65th anniversary celebration of its proprietary label Carrera, Safilo has launched the ICONS project which combines …

New dry eye therapy Cationorm now PBS listed

Pharmaceutical company Seqirus has announced that preservative-free dry eye therapy Cationorm is now accessible via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) …

Aussie-developed OCT

Cylite is an Australian-based company developing the next generation of diagnostic OCT systems for ophthalmology and optometry.
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Zeiss OCT tech aims to streamline workflow

To combat the daily challenges of imaging various patient types in a fast-paced environment, Zeiss is aiming to empower clinicians …
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New Aurora IQ handheld fundus camera

BOC Ophthalmic Instruments is the Australian distributor for Optomed Oy Finland, a market leader specialising in hand-held fundus imaging.