MATTEO ACCORNERO was appointed to lead Luxottica’s retail business in ANZ a year ago and is now overseeing a major investment program across the company’s optical stores aimed at elevating the end-to-end customer experience.
One of Australia’s largest optical dispensing training providers is urging employers to capitalise on a trainee wage subsidy by February – before it lapses – which could double as a key recruitment tool as demand for staff ramps up at the end of the year.
US regulators have approved the country’s first presbyopia eye drop that adopts pupil constriction to improve near and intermediate vision while maintaining some pupillary response to different lighting conditions. Read more
The Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association (ODMA) has confirmed dates for next year’s marquee optical event OSHOW2022, which is returning to take place in Sydney after last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19. Read more
National Optical Care (NOC) has announced three new Queensland optometry businesses joined its network of acquired practices last month. Read more
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Susvimo implant which delivers ranibizumab continuously, offering patients living with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) an alternative to more frequent anti-VEGF eye injections. Read more
During lockdowns, social media has become a useful way for healthcare professionals to keep in touch with patients. Avant’s RUANNE BRELL examines how to be both effective and professional online. Read more
A TGA approved, 10-minute rapid antigen test is now available for eye health practices to test staff and patients for COVID-19 – especially the unvaccinated. The test kit supplier believes they could also play a role in future industry trade shows. Read more
After announcing its entrance into the North American market earlier this year, Specsavers has set a goal to open 200 stores across Canada over the next three years. Read more
Australian OCT manufacturer Cylite and its partner Cobalt Design have received another award for the soon to be released Hyperparallel OCT (HP-OCT), this time by Good Design Australia. Read more