A new alliance between Australian optometry groups National Optical Care (NOC) and EyeQ Optometrists has sparked personnel changes involving the CEOs of both entities. Read more
As Australia marks National Close the Gap Day, RANZCO has reaffirmed its commitment to increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ophthalmologists. Read more
Two Australian ophthalmologists are repurposing a common cholesterol-lowering drug into a topical ocular therapy for dry eye and blepharitis, which was given to a patient as part of an initial trial who went 90 seconds without blinking.
ProVision’s recently launched resource for budding independent practice owners features a new module to help businesses build their “dream team” and workplace culture. Read more
Australia’s relative success at managing COVID-19 has meant an overseas biotechnology company can forge ahead with the final phase of clinical trials before its meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) therapy is considered by US regulators. Read more
A leading ophthalmic lens supplier is urging eyecare professionals to educate patients about the importance of spectacle hygiene and anti-fog properties in the COVID-19 era, which are presenting new business opportunities for practices. Read more
Four million eyes have now been treated globally with Zeiss Meditec’s SMILE procedure, helping cement the company’s dominance in the laser vision correction segment where it holds 27% market share. Read more
Australian optometrists and ophthalmologists, their support staff and students and trainees on placement will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the second wave of a national rollout strategy, commencing 22 March. Read more
Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS) has announced the launch of a new app that acts as a notification, engagement and organisational tool to improve the way the company connects with locum optometrists across Australia. Read more
A fresh surge of optical practices are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s traineeship wage subsidy initiative after Prime Minister Scott Morrison removed a cap on the program and extended it for another 12 months.