As the current economic climate prompts optometrists to reconsider practice valuations, exit plans and buyer interest, RHIANNON BOWMAN reflects on where opportunities lie for the next generation of independent practice owners. Read more
Independent optometry practices have been scrambling to contact thousands of patients in recent weeks after health funds sent letters to policy holders, with many wrongly interpreting them as notification they could no longer access care from their usual optometrist or use optical rebates.
George & Matilda Eyecare (G&M) has relaunched its practice acquisition program and has closed out 2020 by welcoming two additional practices. Read more
Opening a greenfield practice during a pandemic in Australia’s hardest-hit city has thrown up its challenges, especially when it comes to purchasing big ticket items. But DR JAYSON STONE found a way thanks to the efforts of a major supplier.
CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day contact lens has been ranked in Popular Science’s top 100 innovations of 2020, alongside a fast, ultra-cheap coronavirus test, and joining past winners such as the portable defibrillator and the first spacecraft to visit Pluto.
If you’re located in Victoria, or you’ve kept pace with the release of the state government’s SafeScripts initiative that enables monitoring of high risk medicines, you may be aware that other states will soon be following suit.
A global investment firm has acquired the US’s largest contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts for a reported $AU4.2 billion. Read more
Optometry Australia (OA) has been named the 2020 APAC Professional Association of the Year, with judges commending the body’s COVID-19 response. Read more
The world’s largest childhood myopia education resource developed by Australian optometry couple Dr Kate and Dr Paul Gifford has formed a new alliance with the renowned Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE). Read more
Specsavers Audiology has screened its one millionth patient for hearing loss since launching nationally in late 2017, with the service now embedded in more than half of the company’s Australian optical locations. Read more