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Search Results - May 2018

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Ophthalmologist elected to AMA position

Ophthalmologist Associate Professor Julian Rait OAM has been elected as the new president of Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria, promising to provide strong health leadership on behalf of patients and the medical profession. Read more »

Glowing contacts could help treat diabetic retinopathy

A team of researchers has developed luminescent or glow-in-the-dark contact lenses, which they believe could help protect against eye damage due to diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more »

Light glasses could make teens smarter

Bright light glasses have been shown to help sleep, and even bolster learning and cognitive skills in teenagers, according to a new Flinders University study. Read more »

Specsavers local CPD event a success, more planned

Specsavers has continued to emphasise the importance of collaborative care, with one of its stores hosting a local ophthalmologist for an interactive CPD evening recently. Read more »

Eye researcher recognised with prestigious award

An ophthalmic biophysicist has been selected from nearly 100,000 eligible graduates as the recipient of the 2018 UNSW Young Alumni Award. Read more »

Luxottica releases latest collections

Luxottica has released its latest collections for the change of season, with new frames available across a number of its high profile brands. Read more »

Government funds national macular disease plan

The Federal Government has announced funding to help with the establishment of a Strategic National Action Plan for Macular Disease. Read more »

Australian eye injury stats revealed

More than 50,000 people were hospitalised as a result of an eye injury between 2010 and 2015, a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has revealed. Read more »

Optometry college recognises graduates

Graduates of the Australian College of Optometry (ACO)’s Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics were recognised recently in a ceremony held at the Amies Theatre in Melbourne. Read more »

Optometry Australia taskforce reviews MBS items

Optometry Australia (OA) has established a taskforce to help it develop a set of recommendations on how the optometric services under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) should be amended. Read more »

Shamir consolidates Australian operations

Shamir Australia has moved its safety division into the company’s Brisbane optical laboratory, meaning its prescription safety eyewear is now Australian made. Read more »

Volunteers wanted to help with school screenings

The Essilor Vision Foundation has announced that by the end of June it will have directly screened more than 100 schools across Australia, but also asked for more help to continue its work. Read more »


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