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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 …


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’


Ellex in negotiations to offload lasers and ultrasound


Orthoptics Australia restructures for the future

Artificial Intelligence: Will it replace ophthalmologists?

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New range of frames highlights the work of indigenous artists

A new collection of frames that showcases and directly supports the work of Australian Indigenous artists has been released on …

Hoya secures ‘VIP status’ for Australian border checks

Australian border officials have granted Hoya Lens Australia a special status that will reduce red tape and smooth the supply …

CooperVision’s MiSight receives FDA approval, to launch in 2020

CooperVision has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MiSight 1 Day Contact Lens for …

ODMA unveils latest board appointees for upcoming term

Essilor’s new Australasian head Mr Pierre Longerna has joined the Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ODMA) as a director, while …

German manufacturer licenses BHVI algorithms for new device

The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has signed a licensing agreement that will see its algorithms for tracking and estimating …

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 …