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Search Results - August 2019

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Specsavers' 2019 record intake of new graduates

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New report predicts major shortages in optometry by 2037, more graduates needed

A new report by Deloitte Access Economics (DAE), commissioned by Specsavers, has warned optometry is currently in the midst of a worsening undersupply crisis.  Read more »

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Analysing the latest data of optometry supply in Australia

The correct number of optometrists needed is constantly debated, but a new report makes a strong case there will be future shortages. CALLUM GLENNEN looks at the methodology behind the analysis. Read more »

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MBS proposals draw sharp rebuke from ophthalmic sector

Controversial recommendations to dramatically drop the rebate for intravitreal injections and allow optometrists and nurses to perform the procedure are part of a long-awaited ophthalmic Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) review. Read more »

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Now is the time for Optometry Australia to be transparent

If you ever wanted an example of how not to deal with the media, you need only to look at Optometry Australia (OA). Read more »

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OPSM establishes ‘flagship’ store in Sydney CBD

Local eyecare retailer OPSM has opened its largest ‘flagship’ store, following a major upgrade and expansion of an existing inner Sydney location. Read more »

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Specsavers launches special charity design

Specsavers has released two limited edition frames, designed in collaboration with Aboriginal artist and Gumatj leader Mr Peter Datjing Burarrwanga, to benefit the Fred Hollows Foundation’s work in Australia. Read more »

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Heidelberg Engineering moves to upgraded premises

Ophthalmic device manufacturer and distributor Heidelberg Engineering has opened a new Australian support centre in Melbourne. Read more »

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Australian researchers decode genetic sequences behind retinal cells

Australian scientists have developed the world’s most detailed gene map of the human retina, providing new and unprecedented insights into the underlying determinants of retinal cell function. Read more »

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Royal Victorian Eye and Ear appoints new CEO

Mr Brendon Gardner has been announced as the new head of The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH). Read more »

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OA complaint dismissed: committee rules in favour of Insight

Ruling bodies have dismissed Optometry Australia’s (OA) complaints regarding Insight’s professional conduct and reporting of the organisation’s obscure management practices. Read more »

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Controversy: confusion reins over eye injection guidelines

Following a series of controversial news reports, RANZCO has sought to clarify its position on nurses and optometrists performing intravitreal injections in Australia and New Zealand, amid claims its views on the issue have not been accurately represented in the media. Read more »

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FDA approves Eylea injection prefilled syringe

US regulators have cleared a new and more convenient method to administer Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ blockbuster macular disease drug, Eylea. Read more »

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More ophthalmologists for Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland patients requiring retinal surgery will be spared the travel to metropolitan areas for treatment following the arrival of two new surgeons to the region. Read more »

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ACOD commits to new charity partner

The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) has announced a new charity partnership that will see a portion of student fees diverted towards a service for Australians with hearing and vision impairment. Read more »

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Eye sector CEO and humanitarian in line for prestigious award

The Fred Hollows Foundation CEO Mr Ian Wishart has been selected as a finalist for the University of Canberra’s (UC) prestigious 2019 Chancellor’s Alumni Award. Read more »

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