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Search Results - May 2019

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ProVision commemorates 30 Years

ProVision, Australia’s largest network of independent optometrists, has celebrated its 30th anniversary by recognising the suppliers, supporters and members who were intrinsic to the group’s formation and success. Read more »

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Ophthalmic profession reacts to shock election result

After the Coalition’s surprising return to power, Australia’s eyecare sector has called on the government to honour its pledge to end the Medicare rebate freeze, and recommit to Indigenous eye health and foreign aid programs. Read more »

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Flinders Uni builds on optometry service to provide all-round healthcare

Flinders University has expanded its optometry practice into an allied health hub, offering South Australians access to a new range of affordable healthcare. Read more »

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Ophthalmologist ranked among Australia’s best emerging scientists

RANZCO fellow Dr Chameen Samarawickrama has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading early-career scientists by the ABC and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney. Read more »

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Fears AMD injections could cause glaucoma

Patients in British Columbia, Canada, will continue to receive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections despite concerns from the region’s medical community the treatment could be causing severe glaucoma. Read more »

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International charities partner on glaucoma initiative

Allergan, Sightsavers and the International Agency for the prevention of Blindness (IAPB) have partnered on a global initiative to curb glaucoma-related vision loss in developing countries. Read more »

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OA launches revamped website

Optometry Australia (OA) has overhauled its website to add a raft of new features, including a new ‘sign on’ function, advanced search engine capabilities and personalised content delivery. Read more »

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Sydney Airport embraces new tech for blind travellers

Sydney Airport has become the first airport in Australia to forge an alliance with US start-up Aira and offer its smartphone-based navigational service to blind and low vision travellers. Read more »

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Vision Direct closes Melbourne store shy of one-year anniversary

One year since its launch, online eyewear retailer Vision Direct has closed its first flagship store in central Melbourne. Read more »

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ACO opens new gallery for Australia’s optometry museum

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has this week officially opened a new gallery at the Kett Optometry Museum. The contemporary display charts the optometric profession’s history from the 13th century to today, and features a large collection of early spectacles, lenses, equipment and ephemera. Read more »

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IDEAS Van on the road to Victoria

The Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening (IDEAS) Van is expanding into Victoria, making it the first state outside of Queensland to have access to the free mobile treatment facility. Read more »

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Australia’s first ocular genetics clinic opens in Melbourne

In a first for the country, the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Melbourne has established an ocular genetics clinic. The facility provides a new world-class facility for diagnostics, genetic testing, advice and treatment. Read more »

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BHVI adds new features to Global Myopia Centre platform

The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has revamped its multifunctional online platform, the Global Myopia Centre, introducing new features and improved navigation. Read more »

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Insight responds to Optometry Australia: the facts

On 14 May Insight received correspondence from Mr Darrell Baker, president of Optometry Australia (OA), regarding an article detailing Woolworths Group’s plans to close Big W Optical. Read more »

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Australian study highlights ambiguity of blue light-blocking lenses

New research investigating Australian optometrists’ knowledge of blue light-blocking lenses has reaffirmed the inconclusive evidence supporting their use, with many practitioners attributing patient responses to placebo effects. Read more »

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