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

Understanding new treatment protocols for severe dry eye

  At the completion of this CPD activity, optometrists will have developed their knowledge of treatment options for severe dry eye disease. Including: Understand the use of anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of extreme dry eye Understand the benefits and contraindications for treatment of dry eye with topical ciclosporin and lifitegrast Understand the benefits, indications and contraindications of amniotic membrane therapy for dry eye NOTE: Optomery Australia members can enter their details at the bottom of this article to have it automatically added to their Learning Plan.
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Making every click count for independent optometrists

Many independent optometry practices struggle to convert web browsing consumers into fully fledged customers because their websites are neither optimised for patient acquisition, nor are they regularly updated. But a new strategic alliance between ProVision and EyeCarePro is working to overcome that in Australia.
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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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Zeiss Global Optometry Summit – 23 March

Zeiss is marking World Optometry Day this week on Wednesday 23 March with its Global Optometry Summit where key speakers – including Australia’s Mr James Armitage – will discuss key trends and challenges facing the profession.
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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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