The University of Western Australia (UWA) has announced a new three-year postgraduate Doctor of Optometry program, which will begin in 2021 and have an initial intake of up to 60 students. Read more
Late last year I launched Jukurrpa Designs, a collection of frames inspired by Australian Aboriginal Artwork. The feedback I’ve received on the designs has been fantastic so far, but getting to this point was a very long journey. Read more
Prednefrin Forte eye drops can now be prescribed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for certain cases of severe eye inflammation. Read more
A new Indigenous eye health study has recommended greater financial backing for non-clinical support providers, a critical factor that has been linked to improved patient appointment attendance.
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) has joined forces with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) to launch Australia’s first specialist eye clinic within a community-controlled organisation. Read more
The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) has defended the organisation that was awarded a $2.2 million government contract to perform cataract procedures in Indigenous communities amid accusations it was charging double the market rate. Read more
A new collection of frames that showcases and directly supports the work of Australian Indigenous artists has been released on a national scale. Read more