The term ‘quarantine myopia’ has been coined to describe what appears to be a worsening of the condition in many paediatric patients due to lockdowns across the world. RHIANNON BOWMAN asks whether Australian optometrists and parents should be worried. Read more
Usherkids Australia’s new webinar series focuses on the latest research and clinical guidelines. Emily Shepard and Hollie Feller discuss collaborating with Orthoptics Australia on the project. Read more
There is an element of physics when it comes to matching a frame to the patient’s head, with the forces of weight and friction playing a big part in overall comfort and fit, writes LEIGH ROBINSON. Read more
Latanoprost was a game-changing glaucoma therapy and still remains a go-to treatment for many ophthalmologists more than two decades later. PROFESSOR JOHN GRIGG – an investigator on an important clinical trial for the drug in 1996 – traces its history and explains how it fits into the treatment algorithm today.
Differentiation and educating patients on varying lens qualities is one of independent optometry’s greatest challenges today. But an increasing number of practices are finding success with a high-precision eye measurement device that’s also raising sales by up to a third.
An elective surgery shutdown as part of the COVID-19 response wreaked havoc on an already-stretched hospital system last year. Insight checks in on how each state is faring one year on. Read more
High-powered lenses still require the back vertex distance to be measured otherwise the wearer may not get the best out of their lenses. Steven Daras dissects this underused dispensing measurement. Read more
Orthoptists are uniquely positioned to assess and manage the visual needs of acquired brain injury and rehabilitation patients, writes orthoptist and academic MICHELLE COURTNEY-HARRIS. Read more
With optometrists performing three-quarters of all eye exams in Australia, the optometric Medicare schedule has a major bearing on the quality of eye health in this country. Insight dives into the MBS Taskforce’s endorsed report that could reshape primary eyecare for decades to come.