Zacharia Naumann Optometry has made its frames range a defining feature of its practice. Practice manager BERNIE ZACHARIA explains how a 15-year partnership with Eyes Right Optical has helped the business flourish in the face of increasing competition.
Specsavers data has quantified the impact of extended lockdowns on Victorian eye health for the first time. DR BEN ASHBY delves into the data, and explains why metropolitan Melbourne isn’t out of the woods yet.
Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS) has announced the launch of a new app that acts as a notification, engagement and organisational tool to improve the way the company connects with locum optometrists across Australia. Read more
A fresh surge of optical practices are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s traineeship wage subsidy initiative after Prime Minister Scott Morrison removed a cap on the program and extended it for another 12 months.
The Fair Work Commission has delivered an inconclusive decision regarding pay awards coverage for optometrists. However, Optometry Australia (OA) is encouraged by the ruling after initial fears it may drive down wages, particularly for graduates whose $80,000 salaries could have dropped to as low as $53,000 per year.
Specsavers has welcomed more than 120 graduates for 2021 in its first ever ‘hybrid-virtual’ induction event. Read more
Bausch + Lomb is set to introduce its next generation enVista intraocular lens (IOL) to Australian ophthalmologists this month, in a webinar featuring three surgeons who have been early adopters of the company’s enhanced lens material and delivery technology. Read more
Nova Eye Medical has announced eight surgery centres across the US have commenced a prospective, randomised clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety outcomes of ab-interno canaloplasty. Read more
Hoya Lens Australia and Designs for Vision (DFV) are joining forces to increase awareness of myopia management strategies and aid eyecare professionals to grow this facet of their practice. Read more
The regulator has announced an audit of health practitioner advertising that affects eyecare professionals. Avant’s RUANNE BRELL and DR VICKY PHAN outline what’s acceptable and what to avoid. Read more