Is it me or does it feel like ophthalmic dispensing in Australia has been in a ‘Twilight Zone’ for the last decade? Read more
In addition to cutting-edge clinical lectures, the CCLSA embraced all things Pink Floyd for the 17th International Cornea & Contact Lens Congress. In part one of his report, LEWIS WILLIAMS details several lectures and awards presented during the event.
Online retail has had a far-reaching impact on the eyecare sector, particularly in terms of contact lens sales. MYLES HUME looks at how optometrists can differentiate their businesses to overcome the challenges presented by new e-commerce operators. Read more
Imagine the following scenario: You are 66 years of age, vision-impaired and at home. You enter the bathroom and are astonished to discover a bizarre character wearing an exotic headdress is sitting in the sink. At first you are startled, and perhaps frightened. Read more
A common misconception when glazing dive masks is that the refractive index of water needs to be compensated for. GRANT HANNAFORD demonstrates why this is not quite the case. Read more
With the invention of the ophthalmoscope in 1851 came the red-reflex test, which has since been used for the early detection of paediatric eye disease. DR SANDRA STAFFIERI examines its effectiveness. Read more
An Australian company is taking on the giants of ophthalmology with its own OCT device. LEWIS WILLIAMS looks at what the Cylite HP-OCT is doing different to set itself apart. Read more
Returning for its fourth year, the 2019 Ophthalmology Updates! Conference was the series’ biggest event yet. In the first of a two-part series, LEWIS WILLIAMS looks at the cutting-edge presentations on show.
As intraocular lenses continue to improve, their popularity is increasing among a variety of patients – even those who don’t require cataract surgery. MYLES HUME asks what it takes to treat one particular type of patient: the presbyope. Read more
A meeting of Australia’s dispensers held during the O=MEGA19 conference in July 2019 highlighted that the profession suffers from lack of awareness outside the wider ophthalmic sector. Read more