Optometrists in regional Victoria can return to ‘business as usual’ with a COVID-safe plan, while their counterparts in metropolitan Melbourne can expect to provide a broader range of face-to-face care from Monday 28 September. Read more
Safilo has unveiled the latest female collection from Italian luxury fashion brand Missoni to the Australian optical market Read more
Allergan’s Optive eye drops range, available in five varieties, includes Optive Advanced Preservative Free and Optive Advanced drops, which offer temporary relief of burning, irritation and discomfort due to dry eyes, and may protect against further irritation.
Preservative-free HYLO-FRESH (sodium K hyaluronate 0.1% w/v, 10mL), delivers lubrication for dry eyes of moderate or medium severity, while the more viscous HYLO-FORTE (0.2% sodium hyaluronate w/v, 10mL) is ideal for the treatment of severe or chronic dry eye.
Queensland eyecare professionals have voiced concerns over “unnecessary” changes to referral requirements, with patients being bounced between specialists and allied health professionals and contributing to what’s being described as a hidden waiting list.
Australian eyecare professionals will have access to a new myopia control spectacle lens from 1 October when Hoya Lens Australia introduces its MiyoSmart lenses with D.I.M.S. Technology. Read more
Sydney researchers are collaborating with Uka Tarsadia University in India to investigate using contact lenses as drug delivery systems for common ocular diseases like glaucoma, dry eye and myopia. Read more
More presbyopic patients are seeking a safe, effective and affordable surgical solution to break free from their spectacles. Ophthalmologist DR ANTON VAN HEERDEN discusses his early experience with a laser blended vision procedure in his new Melbourne clinic. Read more
Multinational ophthalmic device company Topcon has expanded its footprint in Australia with the introduction of a business segment overseeing the roll out of a new software platform that connects all ophthalmic imaging devices regardless of the manufacturer.
A Queensland optometry couple who initiated a scheme to adopt a bushfire-affected community say the cause is now supporting more than two dozen people, with many still living in tents and temporary accommodation eight months on. Read more