The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has held firm in its view regarding pay Awards coverage for optometry support staff, in a move that could have financial and legal repercussions for many practices. Read more
The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) has appointed experienced scientist, geologist and award-winning business executive Dr Erica Smyth to its board of directors. Read more
Specsavers-owned computer equipment containing private patient details has been stolen from a storage facility during refurbishment works at a Queensland store. Read more
Dr Angus Turner, an ophthalmologist dedicated to improving eyecare services for people living in regional and remote communities, has been recognised at the recent Western Australian of the Year Awards. Read more
Australian eyecare professionals now have access to MYLO, one of the world’s few soft multifocal contact lenses specifically for myopia control, after regulators approved the product earlier this month. Read more
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) School of Optometry and Vision Science is currently seeking applications for 10 different Scientia PhD scholarships in eye health.
ASX-listed medical device company Visioneering Technologies (VTI) is aiming to raise up to $11.1 million in new capital after securing fresh commitments from lead investors.
The Australian College of Rural & Remote Medicine (ACRRM) has begun the process of gaining recognition for ‘Rural Generalist Medicine’ as a specialised field within general practice. Approval of the specialisation is expected to help rural doctors address the diverse healthcare needs, including ocular issues, of remote communities.
Five Australian ophthalmologists have received awards as part of the 2019 Queen’s birthday honours list, including two researchers from Lions Eye Institute (LEI).
Australia’s two largest optical dispensing associations, which have gradually drifted apart since industry deregulation, have agreed to settle their differences and reunite.