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“Fresh blood” helps reunite dispensing associations

Australia’s two largest optical dispensing associations, which have gradually drifted apart since industry deregulation, have agreed to settle their differences and reunite. Read more »

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Five eyecare professionals recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Five Australian ophthalmologists have received awards as part of the 2019 Queen’s birthday honours list, including two researchers from Lions Eye Institute (LEI). Read more »

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Rural and remote medicine seeks subspecialty status

The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has begun the process of gaining recognition for ‘Rural Generalist Medicine’ as a specialised field within general practice. Approval of the specialisation is expected to help rural doctors address the diverse healthcare needs, including ocular issues, of remote communities. Read more »

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Visioneering Technologies targets $11.1 million in new financing

ASX-listed medical device company Visioneering Technologies (VTI) is aiming to raise up to $11.1 million in new capital after securing fresh commitments from lead investors. Read more »

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UNSW seeking applications for PhD scholarships

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) School of Optometry and Vision Science is currently seeking applications for 10 different Scientia PhD scholarships in eye health. Read more »

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Research suggests tears could be used to detect glaucoma

A new research project examining the proteins that circulate in the eye’s fluids has the potential to pave the way for a test to diagnose glaucoma that doesn’t rely on intraocular pressure. Read more »

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Menicon obtains first European approval for OrthoK lens

The world’s first orthokeratology (OrthoK) contact lens to secure European regulatory approval for myopia control will be available to the Australasian market early next year. Read more »

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ACOD and Canberra University enter training partnership

The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) has forged a new alliance with University of Canberra to offer the ACT’s first locally facilitated dispensing workshops. Read more »

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Orthoptics Australia wins rights for international conference

Orthoptics Australia (OA) will host the profession’s international conference in 2024, marking 30 years since it was last held on Australian shores. Read more »

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ACO ends bulk billing for non-concession patients

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has this week made changes to its bulk-billing policy, which will leave patients without concession paying $35 to $100 in out of pocket expenses. Read more »

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BHVI Foundation avoids collapse; ‘last minute’ plan saves charity

A raft of cost-cutting measures and staff redundancies, as well as a merger with Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) Australia, have saved the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation from collapse after documents reveal maladministration had set it on a path to insolvency. Read more »

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Optometry Australia membership "Confidential"

Optometry Australia’s (OA) membership figure is shrouded in obscurity, with Insight unable to ascertain the organisation’s current tally after initially being told the information was “confidential”. Read more »

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Going fishing, for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a varied collection of diseases that causes characteristic structural changes to the optic nerve head and subsequent visual fields loss. However, no single diagnostic test exists that gives a definitive diagnosis of glaucoma. Read more »

Frames
Getting the handover right: Part 2

The handover of a pair of spectacles is a critical interaction. After looking at what might be going through a customer’s mind, JAMES GIBBINS explains how to make sure the handover ends well. Read more »

Management
What defines informed medical consent?

The concept of informed medical consent might seem straightforward, but particular situations can complicate matters. KAREN CROUCH details who is able to give consent prior to a procedure. Read more »

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