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.
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
An Australian software solution that measures visual fields on multiple platforms, including iPad, has now been translated into a browser-based interface, making it compatible with common IT equipment. Read more
Ophthalmic lens manufacturer Rodenstock could soon be under new ownership after reports its private equity owner is planning to sell the business in a potential €1.5 billion (AU$2.3 b) deal. Read more
The inventor of the Essilor’s pioneering Varilux progressive lens has died in Paris at the age of 94. Read more