Making the independent optometrist look good

Zacharia Naumann Optometry has made its frames range a defining feature of its practice. Practice manager BERNIE ZACHARIA explains how a 15-year partnership with Eyes Right Optical has helped the business flourish in the face of increasing competition.

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How optometry is bouncing back

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.

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Complexities and care for glaucoma suspects

The pathway for glaucoma suspects isn’t always clear cut with many maintaining this classification for prolonged periods. A major eyecare provider outlines its efforts to keep on top of this group, underpinned by a robust communications strategy.

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Making a stand for MBGS under Medicare

Advances in glaucoma stent technology far outstripped the Medicare schedule early on, creating a disconnect that had far-reaching consequences. As Australia marks World Glaucoma Week this 7-13 March, Insight traces the turbulent MBGS journey that’s now considered an ophthalmology success story.

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What’s in store for 2021?

With one of the most turbulent years in living memory behind us, this year promises to be a year of recovery and renewal. We ask some of the Australian ophthalmic sector’s brightest minds to gaze into their crystal ball and predict what’s ahead in 2021.

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Advances in treating corneal disease

Advances in corneal research and development are shifting the landscape, potentially making transplantation of donor corneas – and even corneal surgeons – obsolete in future. RHIANNON BOWMAN investigates the homegrown projects leading the way. Read more

A frame is not just a frame

Patients look to optical dispensers for their expertise when it comes to finding the best fitting frame. And the prescription often has a bearing on what’s feasible, writes DINA ANASTAS. Read more

Tussling with a tight turnaround

When a former lens specialist bought his first optometry practice in early 2020, he set himself the ambitious task of completing a renovation within a week before re-opening under his new ownership.

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The year ahead for Orthoptics Australia

As 2021 dawns, Orthoptics Australia has plans to reinstate face-to-face meetings, embed on-demand content and establish an early career mentor program. President JANE SCHULLER maps the year ahead. Read more