Electromaterials experts are working with Sydney ophthalmologist Professor Gerard Sutton to develop a bioengineered cornea and supporting collagen fibres to overcome two major issues with corneal transplantation. Read more
Australian eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee has been ordered to pay $3.5 million in penalties for misleading or deceptive conduct and making false or misleading representations about its charitable donations and affiliations. Read more
Optometrists in regional Victoria can return to ‘business as usual’ with a COVID-safe plan, while their counterparts in metropolitan Melbourne can expect to provide a broader range of face-to-face care from Monday 28 September. Read more
Safilo has unveiled the latest female collection from Italian luxury fashion brand Missoni to the Australian optical market Read more
Queensland eyecare professionals have voiced concerns over “unnecessary” changes to referral requirements, with patients being bounced between specialists and allied health professionals and contributing to what’s being described as a hidden waiting list.
Australian eyecare professionals will have access to a new myopia control spectacle lens from 1 October when Hoya Lens Australia introduces its MiyoSmart lenses with D.I.M.S. Technology. Read more
Sydney researchers are collaborating with Uka Tarsadia University in India to investigate using contact lenses as drug delivery systems for common ocular diseases like glaucoma, dry eye and myopia. Read more
Multinational ophthalmic device company Topcon has expanded its footprint in Australia with the introduction of a business segment overseeing the roll out of a new software platform that connects all ophthalmic imaging devices regardless of the manufacturer.
A Queensland optometry couple who initiated a scheme to adopt a bushfire-affected community say the cause is now supporting more than two dozen people, with many still living in tents and temporary accommodation eight months on. Read more
The 4th World Congress of Optometry (WCO4), scheduled to be held in Melbourne alongside O=MEGA21 next year, has been postponed until 2023. Read more