In Focus by Andrew McKinnon 05/04/19

See Yourself in Print!

The editors of Pharma formally invite members of Optometry Australia and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists to submit a case report for publication.

For more than a decade, Pharma has been committed to exploring the ever-widening scope of optometry and educating our readers in disease detection, therapeutics and the treatment of ocular conditions.

We are now looking for practitioners to submit their own original case reports that highlight the challenging, unique or unusual presentations that confront optometrists

How to participate: Send a 200-word explanatory summary of your case report, plus 1-2 captioned images, scans or graphs via email. For full details and terms and conditions, click here.

Hunter Valley Gem for Sale

Colleague David Atkinson has a long-established practice (40 years) for sale in the Hunter Valley, in current location 10 years. Within shopping plaza containing Post Office, NRMA, food outlets and directly opposite doctors surgery. Large client record database; fully equipped for testing and dispensing. Large floor area 78sqM approx. with rental just $3550 per month. Large car park. Wheelchair friendly access. Would suit optometrist owner operator. Ideal entry level practice. Contact David Atkinson via email or on 0402 842 971.

Look for Life Foundation

Look for Life Foundation is pleased to announce that French Biotech Horama has treated the first patients with a gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa that could prevent the progressive loss of vision caused by this genetic condition.

There’s lots more exciting news in the Look for Life newsletter – click here for the latest edition, and here to visit the website.

Trek for Sight with Optometry Giving Sight


Our colleagues at Optometry Giving Sight are excited to invite you to join them on this unique trek. 9-18 March 2020 through some of the most beautiful places in Sri Lanka. For more details please click here.

MD Foundation - Patient Education and Support Sessions

Our colleagues at the MD Foundation are holding a series of education and support sessions for patients around NSW over the coming months. Please click here for the schedule. 

If you have a patient whom you feel might benefit, please let them know and encourage them to register to attend.

Eyecare in Vanuatu

We are looking for special people who really want to make an impact.

In 2007 a group of Noosa builders decided they could help the Seaside Community in Port Vila, Vanuatu by building the kids a school.  Over 400 kids now attend and the school goes to Year 10. Next year they want to do even more, but we need your help.

We are looking for 2 or 3 experienced optometrists to apply their skills and training to provide basic eye care.  It is on a volunteer basis and funds are available for equipment.  Volunteers, however, are expected to be self-funded.

A trip has been planned for 27th May to 1st June.  If you think you would like to help these people see better, please contact Bettina Schreiber on 0424 467 921 or via email for more details.

Do You Provide Home Visit Services?

If so, could you please either log into the website portal and ensure that your profile is up to date or alternatively email Sarah and let her know – we’ll then update it for you.

Family & Domestic Violence Leave

Commences 1st August for Award-covered staff.

A new provision in the Fair Work Act gives Award-covered employees up to 5 days’ leave pa to deal with family and/or domestic violence matters.

More information can be found here or call the Association on (02) 9712 2199.

Kett Optometry Museum - Become a Friend Today!

The Kett Museum is an amazing repository of the history of our great profession. Keep up to date with their work and become a Friend – its free and a wonderful way to help ensure that our history is preserved. Click here for the latest news.