Optometry matters: the final stretch for Optometry Australia’s election campaign

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Over 4,000 pieces of communication were delivered from Optometry Australia’s members to sitting federal parliamentarians.

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An open letter to Insight on Big W Optical

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Optometry Australia has written to the publisher of Insight highlighting our concerns regarding a recently published article on the closure of Big W Optical.

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Child myopia standard of care on the way

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A child myopia working group will develop a standard of care for child myopia management.

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Pair receive Ezell Fellowships

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Optometrists Revathy Mani and Rajendra Gyawali from Sydney are recipients of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation 2019 Ezell Fellowships.

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Hanks fund scholarship in Vietnam

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Optometrist Dr Tony Hanks and his wife Vicki are providing a scholarship for an optometry student in Vietnam.

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Jacqui triaging ophthalmology referrals at SA hospital

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Optometrist Jacqui Warren will help reduce waiting times for eye-care at a SA hospital in her new role triaging ophthalmology referrals.

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A Day in May to focus on myopia

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Myopia will be a focus at Optometry SA’s upcoming A Day in May conference.

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Join the optometrists on top of the world

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Six volunteer optometrists are needed to test a new eye clinic near Mount Everest Base Camp.

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Surveys on colour vision practice and CPD effectiveness

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Optometrists are invited to participate in a survey to characterise contemporary colour vision practice, and separate research on CPD effectiveness.

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US states continue to expand scope of practice

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Arkansas recently became the latest state in the USA to enact legislation to increase the scope of optometry practice to include surgical procedures.

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Alcon launches PRECISION1 daily disposable CLs

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Alcon has launched PRECISION1 daily disposable contact lenses in Australia and New Zealand.

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Managing visual field exam requests from plastic surgeons

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Optometry Australia explains Medicare announced changes to the lid surgery MBS item number which relates to blepharoplasty procedures.

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Guidance on workplace flexibility obligations and rights

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Optometry Australia has launched three new flexible workplace practice notes to help members understand their obligations and rights in today’s workplace environment.

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Optometry’s role in heart disease diagnosis and vision preservation

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The optometrists’ role in cardiovascular disease diagnosis will be reviewed at AVC.

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Bland budget but freeze to lift

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Despite the pre-election positioning of the 2019-2020 Federal Budget announced last night by Treasurer Frydenberg, there was little new in this year’s Federal Budget of specific relevance to eye health and optometry.

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