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Search Results - News, October 2016

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Simon Hanna, OA senior resident optometrist

Optometry service stats show gender differences

Recent statistics have highlighted gender differences in optometry patients, including that women suffer a higher rate of vision disorders compared with men. Read more »

Fruit, caffeine may help guard against AMD

People who follow a fruit-rich Mediterranean diet that is high in caffeine may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), new research has suggested.  Read more »
Dr Lim Wee Kiak, Eagle Eye Centre CEO

PiXL results show promise

Two recent studies suggest non-surgical photorefractive intrastromal corneal collagen cross-linking – otherwise known as PiXL – could be a promising new ‘treatment’ for low myopia. Read more »

Eye test could detect Parkinson’s earlier

New research in rats suggests a new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop. Read more »
Kate Gifford, Optometry Australia president

RANZCO referral pathway criticised

Optometry Australia (OA) has criticised the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Referral Pathway for Glaucoma Management. Read more »

Essilor launches ‘ambitious’ employee shareholding plan

Essilor International’s board of directors has approved a plan that could eventually see half of its employees worldwide become shareholders. Read more »

Hoya to invest 'millions' in Australia

Hoya has revealed that it plans to make a significant investment in the Australian market and open a state-of-the-art facility in the coming years. Read more »

Luxottica reveals plans for new service model

Luxottica Group has announced plans to launch a new service model next year that will include the opening of new laboratories. Read more »

Australian demand helps boost Essilor sales

Essilor International's latest financial results have reported an upturn in demand in Australia, particularly from optical chains. Read more »

Australians waiting too long for vision help: Guide Dogs Australia

New research suggests more than half of Australians are waiting too long to seek help with deteriorating eyesight. Read more »
Federal Assistant Minister for Rural Health Dr David Gillespie with Vision 2020 Australia CEO Carla Northam at the launch of the NEHS

Landmark survey sets national eye health benchmark

The prevalence of blindness and vision impairment appears to be on the decline in Australia, according to findings from the inaugural National Eye Health Survey (NEHS). Read more »
(L-R) Eyelines' Will Downie and Derek Fails with George & Matilda's Chris Beer

Two new acquisitions for George & Matilda

Corporate-optometry group George & Matilda Eyecare has continued its expansion with the acquisition of two independent companies. Read more »


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