New data released to mark World Sight Day (14 October) has put the spotlight on how the COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on eye healthcare. Read more
Port Macquarie optometrist Candice Pearson is one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a ‘flying optometrist’ after gaining her commercial pilot licence with the support of an $8,000 scholarship. Read more
UNSW’s Professor Konrad Pesudovs has become the 12th Australian to be awarded the American Academy of Optometry Foundation Glenn Fry Lecture Award in its 50-year history. Read more
George & Matilda Eyecare is primed to sign off on several new acquisitions as more independents see the value and safety of joining a collective in uncertain times. Read more
Transitions XTRActive Polarized has taken out the Silmo d’Or award in the Vision category at the leading international optics tradeshow, Silmo Paris, in the same month the product launched in Australia. Read more
New eye drop formulations are making dry eye treatment more affordable and accessible, especially for more severe sufferers. But Australia has often played catch up, as RHIANNON BOWMAN reports.
After coming and going from the Australian conference calendar, the SILMO global eyewear and lifestyle trade show is set to return to the Asia-Pacific region in 2023 with the launch of a Singapore event. Read more
Nearly a quarter (24%) of Australians, the equivalent of six million people, rarely or never wear sunglasses when outside during the day, according to new research commissioned by Specsavers. Read more
In a new push for expanded scope-of-practice, Optometry Australia is calling for change in six areas – including oral medications and intravitreal injections – so the nation’s under-utilised optometric workforce can get to work tackling urgent eye health issues. Insight unpacks the organisation’s key proposals.