175 years of Zeiss


From pioneering surgical microscopes and slit lamps, to a precision spectacle lens featuring point-focal imagery, Zeiss has an incredibly rich history in optics and ophthalmology. Insight traces its story from a modest workshop in Germany to global tech company.

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Itrack-operation Nova eye medical

Reaching new depths with iTrack


MIGS has triggered a shift in the glaucoma paradigm, enabling surgical intervention that bridges the gap between medical management and invasive surgery. While much of the focus has been on stent-based procedures, DR NATHAN KERR says surgeons should be excited by an entirely different approach by Australia’s Nova Eye Medical.

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Low vision school curriculum DR SUE SILVEIRA

Low vision – readiness for school

Vision impairment is a disability of access. DR SUE SILVEIRA explains how orthoptists help children overcome these barriers to participate within most areas of the curriculum. Read more

acetate frames manufacturing

What goes into an acetate frame?

With the everyday demands of practice life, it can be easy to lose sight of the effort put into each frame. JED CROTTEY details the design and manufacturing processes behind acetate frames. Read more

Nicole Carnt UNSW early career researcher

The rocky path of an early career researcher

After spending the first 10 years of my career as a practising optometrist in Australia and the UK, I returned to Australia in 1999 and seized an opportunity at the Cornea and Contact Lens Unit (now BHVI) where I fell in love with research. I liked following protocols, discovering associations, formulating and presenting data.

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corneal collagen cross-linking keratoconus

A new school in corneal collagen cross-linking

Corneal collagen cross-linking revolutionised treatment for keratoconus patients when it was introduced in the late 1990s, but it was a one-size-fits-all approach. Two decades later, capabilities have taken a significant leap, reducing risks and improving patient outcomes.

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Wodonga Specsavers optometry regional

Graduating in the COVID era

Deciding to practise in a regional community can expose new optometrists to a variety of pathology and lifestyle opportunities. Two graduates discuss their decision to go regional, and the most important factors when it came to choosing their employer.

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