To battle the sector’s biggest players, Safilo is positioning its eyewear collection as the feather in independent optometry’s cap. COLEBY NICHOLSON and MYLES HUME look at how the company is using its extensive international expertise to support the local market in Australia and New Zealand. Read more
As useful as it can be, performing OCT on every patient who walks through the doors of a primary eyecare practice is a double-edged sword that poses significant challenges and limitations. Read more
In the same way OCT should not be used in isolation to assess glaucoma, Specsavers’ nationwide OCT rollout also should not be considered on its own. Read more
The development and now widespread availability of OCT has altered diagnosis and management of ocular disease, particularly age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Read more
During the past decade and a half OCT has evolved from a research tool into something that is widely and routinely used by ophthalmologists and optometrists. Read more
Embracing new technology that improves early detection, digital referrals, treatment options and adherence is key to enhancing patient-centred collaborative care. Read more
The third Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3) was run as a four-stop, one-day conference series that started in Perth and finished in Sydney, via Melbourne and Brisbane. Read more
O=MEGA PREVIEW: Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA)’s partnership manager and education team will be in attendance to explain how they can help eyecare professionals who are both time-poor, and strive for more patient referrals.
“MDFA can help you and your practice achieve both, with better patient outcomes,” the organisation states.
“MDFA can support all of your macular disease patients with immediate and lifelong information, support and non-clinical nutrition and lifestyle advice throughout their entire macular disease journey.”MDFA works with professionals to organise education seminars for staff and patients, help raise awareness and offer holistic patient care.
Visit Macular Disease Foundation Australia on Stand B6
Essilor has launched an Australian campaign to help optometrists and dispensers recommend Transitions lenses to younger and more fashion-conscious spectacle wearers. Read more
In an effort to eliminate the potential for inconsistent eye test results and improve eyecare for millions of Arabic speakers, Dr Balsam Alabdulkader created Read more