Taking independent optometry to the leading edge

George & Matilda Eyecare has rapidly grown its network to around 90 practices in four years. With plans to double in size by 2024, founder and managing director CHRIS BEER explains how data scientists, AI, and advanced digital assets are driving value to independent optometry.

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Time to update and renovate?

Whether it’s a newly acquired optical practice, or a well-established business needing a major facelift, the decision to renovate requires significant investment, planning and patience. Read more

The Australian Save Sight registries

When people ask me how on Earth I decided to be an eye doctor I have to admit my father was one. I had never intended to do what he did and I thought I had ignored all his advice. When he told me that ‘observational’ (a.k.a. ‘Phase 4’ or ‘post-marketing’) studies were needed to show that treatments identified by randomised clinical trials (RCTs) actually worked in routine clinical practice, I thought he was just trying to boost his publication list. It turns out that I was wrong about that too. Read more

Building online CPD capacity

The pandemic prompted a rethink of the way Orthoptics Australia delivered its events. The unexpected advantages mean some online components will be here to stay, writes President JANE SCHULLER. Read more

The power of lens decentration

The skill to decentre a lens saves both time and money and can be the defining service that separates the practice from the rest of the pack. ROWAN SMITH details the calculations involved. Read more

Buying into the independent optometry dream

As the current economic climate prompts optometrists to reconsider practice valuations, exit plans and buyer interest, RHIANNON BOWMAN reflects on where opportunities lie for the next generation of independent practice owners. Read more