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Call to action: Patient reminders

How a practice approaches patient recalls can determine their success from both a clinical and business perspective. It is also a field that’s ripe for innovation, writes RHIANNON BOWMAN. Read more

aaron henry optometrist ProVision

Levelling the playing field for independent optometry

With the largest network of practices in Australia, ProVision possesses significant buying power. But as CEO STEVEN JOHNSTON explains, it’s doing much more to ensure independent optometry can continue to flourish, especially amid a record trading period.

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Teaming up with a SBM Sistemi – a dry eye innovator

BOC Ophthalmic Instruments forged a new alliance with Italian ophthalmic device manufacturer SBM Sistemi four years ago with a focus on innovative dry eye devices. As TONY COSENTINO explains, the relationship has advanced at a rapid pace and there’s more to come in 2021.

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175 years of Zeiss


From pioneering surgical microscopes and slit lamps, to a precision spectacle lens featuring point-focal imagery, Zeiss has an incredibly rich history in optics and ophthalmology. Insight traces its story from a modest workshop in Germany to global tech company.

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Reaching new depths with iTrack


MIGS has triggered a shift in the glaucoma paradigm, enabling surgical intervention that bridges the gap between medical management and invasive surgery. While much of the focus has been on stent-based procedures, DR NATHAN KERR says surgeons should be excited by an entirely different approach by Australia’s Nova Eye Medical.

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Low vision school curriculum DR SUE SILVEIRA

Low vision – readiness for school

Vision impairment is a disability of access. DR SUE SILVEIRA explains how orthoptists help children overcome these barriers to participate within most areas of the curriculum. Read more

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What goes into an acetate frame?

With the everyday demands of practice life, it can be easy to lose sight of the effort put into each frame. JED CROTTEY details the design and manufacturing processes behind acetate frames. Read more

Nicole Carnt UNSW early career researcher

The rocky path of an early career researcher

After spending the first 10 years of my career as a practising optometrist in Australia and the UK, I returned to Australia in 1999 and seized an opportunity at the Cornea and Contact Lens Unit (now BHVI) where I fell in love with research. I liked following protocols, discovering associations, formulating and presenting data.

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