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Transitions Style Academy launches nationwide

Essilor has launched an Australian campaign to help optometrists and dispensers recommend Transitions lenses to younger and more fashion-conscious spectacle wearers. Read more »

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Ellex reports positive results in first-line glaucoma treatment

Clinical trials of Ellex Medical Lasers’ selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) have shown the procedure is a cost-effective alternative to eye drops and superior in treating open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension. Read more »

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Australian-led program to compile world-first corneal donation data

An Australian-led project run by the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) will collate the world’s first international data set on corneal transplantation, donation and use from this year and beyond. Read more »

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OA plans to “inundate” MPs ahead of election

Optometry Australia (OA) has adopted a new digital lobbying tool that will enable its members to inundate federal politicians with thousands of key messages ahead of the 2019 general election. Read more »

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MDFA to distribute toolkits ahead of Macula Month

Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) will distribute digital toolkits to eyecare providers ahead of its month-long national awareness campaign, which this year will maintain a sharp focus on hereditary links associated with the disease. Read more »

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EssilorLuxottica releases first financial results

EssilorLuxottica has announced its first set of financial results as a merged entity, however, the company’s share price fell sharply due to apparent future governance concerns and the postponement of an investor day. Read more »

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Australian university lends support to Uganda optometry training program

Academics from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) will oversee the future development of Uganda’s first endorsed optometry degree, consolidating a major project that recently saw the country celebrate its first batch of homegrown optometrists. Read more »

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Australia’s largest glaucoma risk screening

Sydney’s Martin Place will be host to a public glaucoma risk screening, as well as free ice cream for those who participate, as part of World Glaucoma Week. Read more »

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Essilor launches program to target younger demographics

Essilor Australia has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to support optometrists and dispensers in selling Transitions lenses to young, fashion-conscious customers. Read more »

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Survey: Australians lack awareness of UV risk to eye health

The mainstream media’s focus on blue light filters and consumer confusion may be contributing to Australian’s poor understanding of the risks associated with ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Read more »

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Pioneering surgeon completes world’s first AMD gene therapy

A University of Oxford professor who conducted the first gene therapy trials in two rare ocular diseases has now completed the same feat for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Read more »

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Fair work prompts confusion over optometry pay awards

Optometry Australia has sought legal assistance amid claims the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) published confusing and conflicting statements relating to Awards coverage of some optometry staff. Read more »

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Specsavers and Optometry Australia at odds over supply of optometry graduates

Following a significant increase in graduate intake numbers by Specsavers and Luxottica this year, Specsavers will soon release a report that it believes will support the company’s assertion that the sector faces an undersupply of optometrists. Read more »

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Oscar Wylee could fall foul of ACCC; changes its charity claims

Following an investigation by Insight, optical retailer Oscar Wylee has drastically overhauled its ‘I Care For Eyecare’ charity initiative webpage. Read more »

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World-first model of rare retinal disease developed in Australia

An Australian study has resulted in the development of the world’s first laboratory model of cone dystrophy with supernormal rod response (CDSRR), a rare form of retinal disease. Read more »

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