In a wide-ranging interview, PETER LARSEN details his rationale for bringing Specsavers to Australia, as well as the opposition he’s faced trying to change optometry’s ‘belief systems’. He also discusses his new roles at Topcon and the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Read more
From lockdowns and vaccines to major acquisitions and breakthrough technology, Insight reflects on the major developments across the Australian and global ophthalmic sector in 2021. Read more
Ophthalmic products are a significant contributor to AFT Pharmaceuticals’ bottom line. Combined with an unmet need for preservative-free products, the company is highly motivated to expand its pipeline, says CEO and founder DR HARTLEY ATKINSON. Read more
Most independent practice owners want to place their business in the safe hands of a new owner who can take their established practice and move it forward. But first, they need a succession plan – and a buyer.
Guide Dogs’ services extend beyond what its name suggests, to also include orthoptic services. Orthoptist KATE CLARK describes the difference she has made in one client’s life. Read more
In the second part of his series on the dispenser’s role in myopia management, GRANT HANNAFORD covers the unique fitting demands of new and available spectacle lens options. Read more
Optometry practices across the country are gearing up for a busy Christmas period, with pent up demand to make this period even busier than usual for some. Insight finds out how the sector is gearing up as patients race to use their health fund benefits.
Cataracts are the commonest operation in the world. With modern day surgical techniques, it’s also the safest. And better yet, advances in lens technology mean some patients may enjoy the best vision of their entire life post-surgery.
Vitrectomy cutters are the fundamental tool for vitreoretinal surgeons. South Australian retinal specialist DR STEWART LAKE discusses one of the latest advances in the field and how it’s leading to safer, more efficient surgeries.
New research on eye trauma sustained during the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the launch of an international live registry of eye injuries, is building a bigger picture on patterns and emerging trends, as RHIANNON BOWMAN discovers.
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