Enduring products, enduring service

BOC Ophthalmic Instruments managing director TONY COSENTINO explains why he operates his distribution business on the knowledge that customers will ultimately remember him for the service, not the sale. Read More
Anton van Heeerden elective surgery

Poor public health planning no excuse – Dr Anton Van Heerden

The pandemic and our response to it has impacted all facets of life. In particular, the sweeping bans on elective surgery have had a devastating impact on community health, none more so than cataract surgery. As we know, this is a quick, highly effective means to reverse blindness. Read More
Federal Budget

What’s in the 2022-23 Federal Budget for the eye health sector?

The Federal Government has laid out a $132 billion health agenda for the coming year – if it regains power at the next election – and while there were no major wins for eye health, changes to the PBS safety net and small business incentives are expected to trickle down to the ophthalmic sector.
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Major push for new $16 million Midland Eye Clinic in WA  

The Lions Eye Institute (LEI) is joining forces with local MP and Minister for Indigenous Australians Mr Ken Wyatt to advocate for a new $16 million community-based Midland Eye Clinic to better serve patients in Perth’s eastern corridor and reduce strain on the public system.
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Ophthalmic sector lays out priorities ahead of 2022 federal election

Key ophthalmic organisations have revealed their federal election wish lists, drawing attention to issues such as workforce maldistribution and access for rural and remote communities, which optometrists say could be partially alleviated with an expedited decision around oral medication prescribing and involvement in intravitreal injection (IVI) services.
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