In a climate where businesses everywhere have been forced to change the way they operate, Brisbane-based optometrist and OQNT member, Rory Dowdall, has responded with an innovative pivot by starting a mobile optometry business.
Optometry Australia launches culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) framework for optometrists
We proudly launch the 2021 ‘Cultural Responsiveness Framework for Optometrists’, developed by optometrist and researcher Dr Mandy Truong in partnership with Optometry Australia.
Tagged as: Patient management
Optometry Australia recently caught up with members Lauren Chang and John Chen, founders of Mari & Clay. Their sunglasses business focuses on social conscience meeting the founders’ passion for sustainability.
Tagged as: Future, Sustainability
In this time of erratic lockdowns, optometry student, Davud Akgun, has developed an innovative way to enhance his remote education by adopting “digital flashcards” to improve his process of remote learning.
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With coronavirus continuing to cause border closures, lockdowns and restrictions throughout Australia, two states have announced changes to their upcoming conferences with virtual programs introduced.
Tagged as: CPD - education, O=Mega Vic, TLC
The adoption of a resolution committing 193 countries to ensure full access to eye care services for their populations, could be the kickstart needed in Australia to motivate government action.
Tagged as: Advocacy & government, International, Scope of practice
Starting your career is an exciting time and building good money management skills will help you to set yourself up for the future. Here, ASIC’s Senior Executive Leader Laura Higgins provides some finance tips to our younger members.
Tagged as: Finance, Money, Tips
With National Diabetes Week underway, and only 33% of people with diabetes understanding that the disease can affect their eyes, Optometry Australia is urging optometrists to leverage the opportunity presented by KeepSight, a national eye health awareness program targeting 1.3 million Australians living with diabetes.
Tagged as: Diabetes, KeepSight, Patient management
Through proactive media engagement, Optometry Australia generated a record 650 pieces of editorial coverage in a variety of media outlets nationally in FY2020-2021 and 1,400 over the past three years, with the majority of stories carrying key eye health messages to Australians.
Tagged as: Marketing, Member services, Milestones