Australian allied health group Healthia has continued its expansion into the optical market with the acquisition of John Holme Optometrist, a two-store business in North Queensland. Read more
Optical chain Oscar Wylee has announced the opening of its 100th retail store, with 27 of those locations added to its network across Australia and New Zealand this year. Read more
BOC Ophthalmic Instruments forged a new alliance with Italian ophthalmic device manufacturer SBM Sistemi four years ago with a focus on innovative dry eye devices. As TONY COSENTINO explains, the relationship has advanced at a rapid pace and there’s more to come in 2021.
From pioneering surgical microscopes and slit lamps, to a precision spectacle lens featuring point-focal imagery, Zeiss has an incredibly rich history in optics and ophthalmology. Insight traces its story from a modest workshop in Germany to global tech company.
Specsavers has named 10 Australian and four New Zealand stores as finalists for the annual Doug Perkins Award. Read more
New multifocal contact lenses by CooperVision featuring an innovative three-add approach that caters to all levels of presbyopia have launched on the Australian market today. Read more
An interim decision to allow a new buying group to collectively negotiate contracts with healthcare providers is a defining moment in Australian healthcare, says the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO), which is spearheading a challenge against the introduction of “US-style managed care”. Read more
Eyes Right Optical has moved to 100% compostable courier bags for deliveries as the company continues to expand its sustainable practices. Read more
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
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.