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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What makes a good dispenser great?

How dispensers interact with patients can create new opportunities for increased revenue and customer retention. TRACEY BANNISTER spotlights the importance of exceptional communication. Read more

The mounting cases for masks

With a steady stream of new evidence, masks have become a hot topic in eyecare during COVID-19. But the issue has been confusing and contentious. MYLES HUME examines the mask debate and the risks airborne transmission and asymptomatic patients may pose.

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Presbyopia: blending vision for better outcomes

More presbyopic patients are seeking a safe, effective and affordable surgical solution to break free from their spectacles. Ophthalmologist DR ANTON VAN HEERDEN discusses his early experience with a laser blended vision procedure in his new Melbourne clinic. Read more

Eyecare in a pandemic: counting the cost of missed appointments

The nation’s first comprehensive look at the impact of reduced optometry services due to the COVID-19 lockdown has been provided in new Specsavers data. Australia and New Zealand optometry director Dr BENJAMIN ASHBY delves into the statistics and outlines a plan to manage the patient backlog.

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