Tipping point – the changing workforce

In the last decade, the optometry workforce has become more feminised and younger, while in ophthalmology women are demanding greater representation and recognition. RHIANNON BOWMAN meets the women striding forward.

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Low vision services and border restrictions

The logistical headaches associated with COVID-19 restrictions are most pronounced in border communities. Orthoptist MEAGAN ANDERSON discusses the impact it is having on low vision clients and clinicians. Read more

Introducing the RANZCO president

From individual patients to national eyecare systems, Tasmanian ophthalmologist Professor Nitin Verma has made it his mission to improve visual outcomes in developing countries. Now he’s bringing his unique knowledge to the RANZCO presidency.

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Full view: Enhancing retinal pathology detection

UK-trained ophthalmologist DR OLIVER COMYN made it a priority to install a state-of-the-art imaging device when he joined a well-known private hospital in New Zealand as its sole retinal specialist. Now that piece of equipment has become an essential part of the clinic.

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Let’s talk about mental health

Eyecare professionals are often high achievers who manage businesses, patients and staff all at once. The stress and pressure can lead to psychological issues. With COVID-19 presenting new problems, Insight checks in on the sector’s mental health. Read more

Addressing blink inefficiency

Although blink efficiency is an essential part of the lacrimal functional unit, it has too frequently not received enough attention from clinicians who are focused on remediating other tear dysfunctions. [1] Read more

Orthoptists and clinical research

Orthoptists play an integral role in clinical research across Australia. Western Australian orthoptist GARETH LINGHAM outlines his work at the Lions Eye Institute and how it has benefited his practice. Read more

Making your eyewear known in the digital age

Insight explores how optometrists and eyewear retailers are using cost-effective and creative marketing techniques to attract patients in today’s ultra-competitive market landscape as more consumers venture online.

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