EssilorLuxottica has completed the acquisition of optical retail giant GrandVision, ending uncertainty sparked by a legal ruling that granted the eyewear giant the option to walk away from the €7.3 billion (AU$11.2 billion) deal altogether. Read more
Thousands of optometrists across four states and territories have had varying limits placed on their ability to practise as Australia fights COVID-19 outbreaks on numerous fronts. Read more
Sexual harassment has received a lot of media attention in recent months. Managing cases in the workplace can be challenging. Avant’s SONYA BLACK explains what it is and employers’ legal obligations. Read more
Deciding to practise in a regional community can expose new optometrists to a variety of pathology and lifestyle opportunities. Two graduates discuss their decision to go regional, and the most important factors when it came to choosing their employer.
Corporate commitment to environmental sustainability in optical manufacturing is on the rise, and it’s having a trickle-down effect to greener thinking at the practice level. Insight looks at how the optical sector is taking steps to reduce its footprint. Read more
Current EyeQ Optometrists chief business development officer Ms Lily Wegrzynowski will transition into a new role as general manager eyecare & professional services as part of the company’s alliance with National Optical Care (NOC). Read more
The Turkish Competition Authority has cleared EssilorLuxottica’s GrandVision takeover. It’s the final country to approve the deal, but it won’t be finalised until arbitration proceedings are ironed out between the two companies. Read more
Eyetelligence is a new Australian-developed AI system helping clinicians screen for three types of eye disease. PROFESSOR MING HE – the clinical expert behind the software – discusses why optometrists should embrace the technology and its potential in other health fields.
Global eyewear giant Safilo is continuing to press ahead with its sustainability agenda with the introduction of electronic invoicing in Australia and the launch of a new sun lens material. Read more
Zeiss has announced former managing director of Carl Zeiss Vision South Africa Ms Gail Giordani will head its vision care business in Australia and New Zealand, taking over from Ms Hilke Fitzsimons. Read more