Canberra students to be ‘life-long learners’

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Head of discipline Dr Nicola Anstice discusses University of Canberra’s optometry course.

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Review recommends greater security for accessing patients’ Medicare numbers

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More secure digital access is among recommendations of an independent review of health providers’ access to Medicare card numbers.

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HICAPS Go flags new efficiencies

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HICAPS has launched a new digital platform that connects patients to practitioners and health funds in real time.

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SA Blue Sky presents suspicious ocular lesions

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Brad Sutton from Indiana University will give a two-part lecture on cancer and the eye.

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Part 2: Magnificent seven committed to WA public health

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We look at the work of Wilfred Tang and Rodney Hodge in our series on seven optometrists who have collectively given more than 140 years of service to three Perth hospitals.

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Gelflex seeks cross-pollination in ACL acquisition

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The new acquisition by Gelflex aims to bolster the custom contact lens industry.

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Australia represented on WCO legislation committee

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Optometry Australia’s Dr Patricia Kiely has been selected to join the World Council of Optometry’s Legislation, Registration and Standards Committee.

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Government reviews mandatory reporting

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Optometry Australia has made a submission regarding proposed amendments to mandatory reporting under the National Law.

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Blood test and immune therapy for AMD

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An AMD blood test and treatment to boost the immune system could be on the way.

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Optometrist wins place in top 10 best illusions contest

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Optometry and psychology meet to reveal the hidden working of the brain with illusion that tricks the mind.

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First dry AMD treatment on horizon

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An international trial including Australian patients shows a new drug slows progression of dry AMD.

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Part 1: Magnificent seven committed to WA public health

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Seven optometrists have collectively given more than 140 years of service to three Perth hospitals.

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‘Push and pull’ of practice ownership through young eyes

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Early career optometrists say lack of business experience and cost of purchase are barriers to independent practice ownership.

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Medicare changes cause drop in practice revenue

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A survey on the impact of Medicare changes on optometry practices shows a fall in revenue and increased dependence on dispensing.

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Dispensing with tradition

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Optometrist Andrew Young has received a government subsidy to train an optical dispenser.

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