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Too important to sleep through

Despite the seriousness of its sometimes-fatal health complications, sleep apnoea is often seen as little more than a minor source of marital friction. Read more »
The only platform business owners have real control over is a website

Management
There's no substitute for a website

Social media plays an important role in an online marketing strategy but it’s a mistake for a practice owner to think it could replace a website. SUE COCKBURN discusses the reasons why websites are key. Read more »

Management
Plan now, enjoy forever

A practice is about more than just providing first-rate healthcare. As KAREN CROUCH explains, if managed correctly it can also provide numerous opportunities for wealth creation, retirement and beyond. Read more »

Report
Future of Optometry: Discussed by Optometry Australia NSW/ACT Members

OA members from NSW and the ACT convened in Sydney recently to discuss the future of optometry in Australia. LEWIS WILLIAMS was there to detail the outcomes from a fascinating night. Read more »

News
Annual UNSW Optometry Awards function

The UNSW’s School of Optometry and Vision Science held its annual awards function at Darling Harbour recently. LEWIS WILLIAMS reports. Read more »

Report
Southern Regional Congress 2017 Part 2

LEWIS WILLIAMS continues his report on SRC 2017 held in Melbourne earlier this year. Part one appeared in the July issue of Insight. Read more »

Report
Advances in sight-loss prevention: is it any better?

Technology has increasingly become a pervasive part of our lives and is responsible for taking medical science to new heights. But, how useful is it proving in our fight against blindness? RICHARD CHIU investigates. Read more »

Research
AMD reversed by infecting eye with common cold-like virus

Scientists trying to combat vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have found an unlikely ally – the common cold. Read more »

Research
Dual focus contact lens can reduce myopia progression

Specially designed dual-focus contact lenses have substantially slowed myopia progression and eye elongation according to data taken from the third year of international clinical trials of the therapy. Read more »

Research
Alternative CRVO treatment 96% cheaper and just as effective

It’s been confirmed that a drug normally used to combat bowel cancer is also effective in treating central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), potentially creating a cheap, alternative treatment option. Read more »

Research
Visual development continues longer than previously thought

The belief that vision stabilises at 25 has been debunked, after breakthrough research found it continues to develop until beyond the age of 30. Read more »

Research
Low-glycemic diet could help prevent AMD

A low-glycemic diet may be able to slow or even stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) according to a study of aging lab mice. Read more »

Research
Genetic mutation linked to childhood blindness discovered

Scientists have identified the genetic mutation that contributes to a leading form of sight loss in children. Read more »

Research
Genetics greater influence than environment on eye defects

Genetics, not environment or lifestyle, is the greatest cause of optical aberrations in otherwise healthy people according to research conducted at Anglia Ruskin University. Read more »

Tech
Octopus inspires novel screening device for AMD

A scientist has taken inspiration for preventing vision loss from an unlikely source – octopi. Read more »

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