Scramble to sign up to optical dispensing wage subsidy

One of Australia’s largest optical dispensing training providers has had more than 60 enrolments within six days from employers keen to capitalise on a new 50% wage subsidy, with one practice set to receive almost $200,000 towards seven staff salaries alone. Read more

Prominent Specsavers figure returns to Australia

Mr Peter Larsen, who was instrumental in bringing Specsavers to Australia 13 years ago, has returned to Melbourne after moving to the company’s UK headquarters to serve as its first-ever group eye health strategy director. Read more

Oscar Wylee penalised $3.5 million

Australian eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee has been ordered to pay $3.5 million in penalties for misleading or deceptive conduct and making false or misleading representations about its charitable donations and affiliations. Read more

New Topcon software harmonises imaging devices

Multinational ophthalmic device company Topcon has expanded its footprint in Australia with the introduction of a business segment overseeing the roll out of a new software platform that connects all ophthalmic imaging devices regardless of the manufacturer.

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