Tributes have flowed from across Australia’s optometry profession and the eye health sector for public health optometrist Dr Genevieve Napper, who dedicated her life to serving others.
Adelaide optometrist José Estevez is part of a team granted $1.4 million government funding to improve detection, screening and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tagged as: Diabetes, Indigenous eye health, Patient management, Universities
Sydney optometrist Dr William Huyliem Trinh has been honoured in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his life-long work helping thousands of people in Australia and overseas.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, Cataracts, COVID-19, International, Universities
iPad App which detects vision problems after stroke may pave way for optometrists to work in neurology wards
A Melbourne optometrist’s research in stroke patients may help pave the way for optometrists to work in hospital neurology wards and use an app to detect vision problems earlier after stroke.
Tagged as: Other eye diseases, Patient management, Practice equipment, Scope of practice
Early career optometrists John De Francesco and Emma Robinson share the rewarding experiences they had on a medical ship to remote communities of Papua New Guinea.
Tagged as: ECOs, International, Remote & rural optometry
Brisbane optometrist Tommy Cleary’s quick thinking and actions helped a patient to a full recovery after she sustained a nasty corneal abrasion when stabbed by a spiky plant while gardening.
Tagged as: Patient management, Practice equipment, Students
Seven Australian optometrists and eight optometry students were among a team of eye care professionals who examined the eyes of more than 1,000 people a day during a recent eye care aid trip to Nepal.
Tagged as: Cataracts, International, Students
Perth optometrist Robyn Main was caught up in the pandemonium of returning to Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic after she had been volunteering on an eye care aid trip to Sri Lanka.
Tagged as: Cataracts, COVID-19, International
The final in our series on female optometrists, this piece profiles two practitioners working in public health – Sarah Nicholls from the NT and Stephanie Bahler from WA.
Tagged as: Indigenous eye health, Remote & rural optometry
Optometry Australia has produced a free comprehensive occupational optometry/safety eyewear guide for members which will help them prevent workplace eye injuries that cost the nation more than $155 million a year.
Tagged as: Patient management, Pharma