Three Australian academics in a group of global myopia experts have contributed to a collection of white papers presenting the latest research, recommendations and updates in the field.
New Australian research has revealed that many optometrists are struggling with their mental health, with those in the early stages of their career particularly susceptible. Read more
A survey of Australia’s working-age population has revealed that most can’t name the most common cause of blindness among their age group – diabetic retinopathy (DR). Read more
Optometry Australia (OA) has announced it is hosting the Optometry Virtually Connected (OVC) conference for a second consecutive year, after the inaugural event attracted 2,200 delegates in 2020. Read more
The term ‘quarantine myopia’ has been coined to describe what appears to be a worsening of the condition in many paediatric patients due to lockdowns across the world. RHIANNON BOWMAN asks whether Australian optometrists and parents should be worried. Read more
The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) has received a significant donation of frames with a retail value exceeding $250,000. Read more
The Save Sight Institute’s Professor Stephanie Watson has been recognised as one of the world’s top 100 female ophthalmologists. Read more
The managing director of one of Australia’s pre-eminent eye research institutions is a leading scientist behind experiments on mice that have shown promise for developing new gene therapies for both glaucoma and dementia. Read more