Media Releases

Media Releases

Buying prescription glasses online can put your vision at risk

For immediate release, 24 July 2017

According to Optometry Australia, those who buy prescription glasses online instead of from an optometrist are more likely to regret their purchase. They could also be putting their eye health at risk. READ MORE

New trial finds honey to be a superior treatment for dry eyes

For immediate release, 12 June 2017

In a ground-breaking new trial, this powerful natural product has been proven to outperform standard treatments in relieving the symptoms of dry eyes. READ MORE

Threat of vision loss a motivator to quit smoking

For immediate release, 7 June 2017

Vision is consistently rated as our most important sense, and smoking is the biggest controllable factor associated with age-related macular degeneration – an irreversible eye disease that can lead to blindness. READ MORE

Men neglecting eye health at the expense of their overall wellbeing

For immediate release, 14 June 2017

During Men’s Health Week, June 12 to 18 2017, men’s health advocates are encouraging men and their families to have meaningful conversations about the factors that keep them healthy in body and mind. READ MORE

Lyn Brodie appointed CEO of Optometry Australia

For immediate release, 7 June 2017

Experienced executive, Ms Lyn Brodie, has been appointed CEO of Australia’s peak professional body for optometrists, Optometry Australia.  Optometry Australia’s President Andrew Hogan said that the Board was delighted that Ms Brodie was joining the organisation. READ MORE

Seize the day like Judi Dench: Get your eyes tested for macular degeneration

For immediate release, 5 June 2017

Optometry Australia is urging everyone over 50 to book a potentially sight-saving eye test with their optometrist. Dame Judi Dench, a class-act on and off the screen, has also encouraged over-50s to get tested. READ MORE

5 beauty secrets only your optometrist can tell you

For immediate release, 30 May 2017

No matter what you’re packing in your makeup kit, bloodshot and puffy eyes are never beautiful.  Eyes are particularly vulnerable to infection and some beauty procedures even put your vision at risk. READ MORE

Budget outcome falls short for optometry

For immediate release, 9 May 2017

Optometry Australia tonight said that the Australian Government missed a crucial opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the eye health needs of millions of Australians with the decision not to lift immediately the freeze on indexation of optometry Medicare rebates. READ MORE

Vision problems to blame for poor performance in NAPLAN tests?

For immediate release, 9 May 2017

A poor performance in this week’s NAPLAN tests – particularly in grammar and spelling - could have more to do with a student’s undetected vision problem than any fault of their school or ability. READ MORE

Listen to the people Mr Turnbull!  Eyecare is at risk without a rebate increase

For immediate release, 5 May 2017

For the six million Australians who will have eye examinations in 2017, the Medicare rebate that they will receive will be less than they would have received in 2012, unless action is taken now to remove the freeze on indexation of optometry services. READ MORE

Why wearing sunglasses in autumn and winter is just as important as summer

For immediate release, 1 May 2017

A new video, released in time for autumn and winter, has been produced by Optometry Australia with the aim of reminding Australians of the importance of protecting their eyes all year round. READ MORE

Optometrists combat 'sneaky' sight-stealing disease

For immediate release, 22 February 2017

Glaucoma is one of the “sneaky” conditions that can go undetected without a check-up until it is too late. READ MORE.

Optometry Australia welcomes strongest indication Medicare freeze could be lifted

For immediate release, 22 February 2017

Australia’s 5,000 optometrists have welcomed the news that the Turnbull Government is considering reviewing the Medicare rebate freeze ahead of the May Budget. READ MORE

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