Following the COVID-19 peak, Insight issued a sentiment survey to understand the eyecare sector’s views on topics ranging from the government’s crisis response to industry confidence. Here, we reveal the findings and talk to business owners about their experiences. Read more
Dry eye remains a very common presentation to primary eyecare practitioners in Australia. Many experienced practitioners feel that the incidence of dry eye is increasing significantly. This is a complex and multifactorial disease which begs the question: Are we doing enough for our patients and how could we do better? Read more
This year BOC Ophthalmic Instruments is celebrating its centenary. Managing director TONY COSENTINO reflects on the company’s remarkable past and explains how its founding principles live on today. Read more
Grant Hannaford discusses why practitioners get more from a lens with greater attention to quality measurements, and how this translates into better patient outcomes. Read more
The Optometry Network has arrived to the market promising to supply some of the most competitively-priced goods and services in Australia. Its founder CONAN LOMAS discusses why it will put independent optometrists first and empower them in the face of corporate competition.
COVID-19 has drastically altered the way orthoptists approach their work. From clinical practice to wellbeing, BREANNA BAN discusses how her colleagues are adapting to the new normal. Read more
Cataract surgeons are reporting unexpected flow on effects as a result of the pandemic. RHIANNON BOWMAN finds out how they are faring as they return to operating theatres, albeit at reduced capacity with an ever-increasing backlog. Read more
Alcon’s newest EDOF intraocular lens has only been available to a handful of Australian ophthalmologists, but it’s already receiving major plaudits. Could it really change the game for cataract patients and spell the end of monofocals as we know them? MYLES HUME explains.
The days of casually leaning on the reception desk at medical clinics are gone, replaced instead with plastic screens, hand sanitiser and non-contact thermometers. Insight takes a snapshot of the return-to-work landscape as the sector emerges from COVID-19.
How can optometrists pull an elite batsman out of a form slump? What’s the best type of laser vision correction for a boxer? And how are prescription lenses integrated into ski goggles? RHIANNON BOWMAN explores sports vision from three perspectives. Read more