The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has appointed two new council members and bestowed 12 awards including honorary life membership at its recent Annual General Meeting. Read more
Triumphant tales of community-based trachoma programs in Western Australia have featured in a newly launched storybook, highlighting the importance of primary prevention against the disease that predominantly affects Indigenous communities. Read more
CooperVision has announced that Australian optometrists can now fit an even greater number of astigmatic patients in a premium silicone hydrogel 1-day contact lens after expanding the parameters for its MyDay toric. Read more
Welcome to ‘People on the move’, Insight’s monthly bulletin to keep the Australian ophthalmic sector updated on new appointments and personnel changes. Read more
Lions Eye Institute (LEI) in Perth has joined forces with The University of Western Australia (UWA) to create an inaugural endowment fund to establish a UWA Chair in Optometry Translational Research. Read more
A stem cell expert at the University of Sydney, Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), has been awarded almost half a million dollars to develop stem cell derived-retinal organoids to test genetic therapies. Read more
RANZCO’s fundraising division the Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF) has this month launched its 2021 JulEye campaign, reminding Australians of the eye health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
EssilorLuxottica has completed the acquisition of optical retail giant GrandVision, ending uncertainty sparked by a legal ruling that granted the eyewear giant the option to walk away from the €7.3 billion (AU$11.2 billion) deal altogether. Read more
Thousands of optometrists across four states and territories have had varying limits placed on their ability to practise as Australia fights COVID-19 outbreaks on numerous fronts. Read more
The first corneal allogenic intrastromal ring segment (CAIRS) surgery in Australia has been performed at the Queensland Eye Institute (QEI), paving the way to better sight for keratoconus patients.