Can:Do 4Kids

Showing kids what they can do

Can:Do 4Kids aims to enable low vision children across all areas throughout their lives. The service works collaboratively with orthoptists to support clients and their families, writes TRACEY STUART.
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Medicare MBS Review Taskforce

New Medicare items to fund allied health case conferencing

New Medicare items have been introduced allowing allied health professionals, including optometrists and orthoptists, to be reimbursed for participating in case conferences to support people with chronic diseases or young children with developmental disorders like autism.
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Cataract Kids Australia

Cataract Kids Australia and orthoptists

As a parent of a child with cataracts, MEGAN PRICTOR knows the struggle of affected families. That’s why she set up Cataract Kids Australia, a charity that’s formed a strong bond with orthoptics.
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OAW 2021: Clinical research and a new retinal camera

Orthoptics is a versatile field with many opportunities and diverse career options that will continually evolve and expand. Whether you are working in education, research, private or public settings; being an orthoptist means working together with a variety of other individuals and health professionals as a team to deliver the best quality care.
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Low vision services and border restrictions

The logistical headaches associated with COVID-19 restrictions are most pronounced in border communities. Orthoptist MEAGAN ANDERSON discusses the impact it is having on low vision clients and clinicians.
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Orthoptists and clinical research

Orthoptists play an integral role in clinical research across Australia. Western Australian orthoptist GARETH LINGHAM outlines his work at the Lions Eye Institute and how it has benefited his practice.
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Inside an orthoptic-led cataract clinic

A new clinic led by upskilled orthoptists is helping a leading Melbourne hospital reduce cataract wait times and streamline follow up appointments. JULIE TAYLOR reflects on its successes and future plans.
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