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Breaking News
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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News
Zeiss launches new ophthalmic visualisation technology

 Medical device manufacturer Carl Zeiss Meditec has unveiled new devices showcasing its latest breakthroughs in ophthalmic visualisation and imaging technologies. The announcement coincides with a major milestone for its SMILE laser surgery procedure. Read more »

News
Australian’s lack awareness of AMD’s hereditary links

Alarming new statistics from two Macula Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA)-commissioned surveys have found the majority of Australians are unaware of the familial risk associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

Marketing
Use image optimisation to boost your SEO

Effective seo is the first step to customers finding you online but, for retailers, optimising images can drive online marketing one step further. LILIAN SUE explains how to get your images ranking higher. Read more »

Report
RANZCO NSW Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The NSW branch of RANZCO held its 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting on 16 and 17 March. In the first of a two part series, LEWIS WILLIAMS details some of the expertise shared at the event. Read more »

Report
Super Sunday 2019

Optometry Australia NSW/ACT held its annual Super Sunday 2019 education event at Sydney’s Luna Park Big Top on 10 March. In part one of a series, LEWIS WILLIAMS details some of the topics covered at the event. Read more »

Feature
Mapping Macula: The fight against blindness and vision loss

This May, Australia’s advocates for macular disease are increasing their efforts to seize upon the MDFA’s month-long national awareness campaign. MYLES HUME uncovers the latest work to fight this notorious, sight threatening condition. Read more »

Tech
Adhesive gel might help the eye heal itself

An adhesive gel that has the ability to improve healing of the cornea has been developed by engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Samueli School of Engineering. Read more »

Management
Think again before self-treatment

It is all too easy for medical practitioners of all specialties to be tempted to treat themselves and family members. KAREN CROUCH looks at what can go wrong and why self-treatment is rarely a good idea. Read more »

Lenses
Getting the handover right: Part 1

It is easy for dispensers to forget how important the handover of a new pair of spectacles is. JAMES GIBBINS explains how to make sure you leave a lasting, positive impression on a customer. Read more »

Soapbox
Could MIGS replace trabeculectomy?

Over the last several years Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) devices have become important parts of an ophthalmologist’s armamentarium. Read more »

News
Lessons behind the demise of Big W Optical: 41 stores to close, 175 jobs affected

Woolworths Group has announced it will close its entire 41-store Big W Optical business. Following its 2007 launch, the chain failed to gain a foothold in Australia’s competitive high-volume optical market, or emulate the model employed by Walmart in the US. Read more »

Report
Combatting Myopia proves to be a strong drawcard

To coincide with the Australian launch of the MiSight 1 day anti-myopia contact lens, CooperVision presented a lecture series on myopia. LEWIS WILLIAMS details the knowledge shared at the Sydney event. Read more »

Tech
New UMD microscopy method could improve LASIK surgery

A newly developed microscopy technique has the potential to improve LASIK surgery by using non-ablative technology to eliminate the need for the ‘surgical’ element of the procedure. Read more »

Research
Unhealthy diet shown to affect sight later in life

Researchers from the University of Southampton have found that an unhealthy diet and poor nutrition could cause damage to retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE) and eventually lead to vision loss. Read more »

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