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Search Results - December 2016

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What is the role of an optometrist today?

To the optometrists out there: how would you describe what you do for work? Do you just prescribe and sell glasses? Do you consider yourself an optician or a clinician? Are you satisfied with what you do? Do you find optometry repetitive and wish you had studied medicine instead? Read more »

Retail
Relationship selling is not dead

Technology is transforming the way practices interact with their clients, but ROSS SIMMONDS says relationships remain just as important as ever, even if the way they are forming has changed. Read more »

Management
Recruit practice staff wisely

Opening a new practice, and expanding or replacing staff can be a difficult process. KAREN CROUCH outlines steps to help practice owners recruit the best candidates for the job. Read more »

Business
Practice marketing in the digital age

Today’s digital age has created both opportunities and challenges for practices in terms of marketing, especially when it comes to complying with regulatory limitations. ROBERT SPRINGER provides some tips on how to navigate this new territory and maximise return on investment. Read more »

Events
Myopia control an undercurrent at orthokeratology congress

Myopia control is arguably becoming increasingly important as optometrists across the world attempt to stem the condition’s aggressive spread. LEWIS WILLIAMS outlines key lectures from the combined congress of two major orthokeratology organisations, in which myopia control was a strong focus. Read more »

Research
New Macular Degeneration genes mapped

Researchers from the UK-based University of Manchester have mapped two gene mutations that lead to macular degeneration. Read more »

Research
Protamine A strong candidate for contact lens disinfectant

A natural protein could be useful in developing new types of contact lens disinfectant solutions, according to a new study. Read more »

Research
Safer, less invasive presbyopia treatments in development

Recent studies presented at a US conference suggest safer and less invasive presbyopia treatments could be on the horizon. Read more »

Tech
Promising implant results for blind, vision impaired

Technology developers appear to be making significant headway in restoring vision to the blind, with two implanted systems showing success. Read more »

Tech
3D printing helps supplier respond to market trends

Safilo is using 3D printing to produce eyewear frames 60% faster than with traditional prototyping methods, allowing for more creative experimentation and a faster response to market trends. Read more »

International
Review of NZ hospital waiting times needed: RANZCO

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has renewed calls for the New Zealand Government to urgently review its hospital waiting time targets. Read more »

International
Whitepaper offers CL dropout reduction tips

A CooperVision UK whitepaper has identified some of the reasons why people cease contact lens (CL) use and how to prevent ‘drop-out’. Read more »

Report
School screening program expands to South Australia

After launching its school screening program in Queensland in May this year, the Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) has now expanded into South Australia. Read more »
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Report
Mobile eye clinic closing eye health gap

The Lions Outback Vision Van (LOVV) has treated more than 1,000 patients since its launch in March this year. Read more »

Report
Taking Australian ophthalmology to a new level

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 48th Annual Scientific Congress, which was held in Melbourne last month, saw the appointment of new leadership for the organisation. After serving as president-elect since July this year, Associate Professor MARK DANIELL formally succeeded his predecessor, Dr BRADLEY HORSBURGH. Read more »

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