Read on Use of slit lamp breath shields increased nearly six-fold during pandemic, e-poster in virtual poster room at OVC reveals

Use of slit lamp breath shields increased nearly six-fold during pandemic, e-poster in virtual poster room at OVC reveals

Australian optometrists increased their use of slit lamp breath shields nearly six-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary results of a survey being released at OVC 2021 this weekend.

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Read on Project Spectrum creates colour vision arrangement sets for optometrists

Project Spectrum creates colour vision arrangement sets for optometrists

University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry students are creating colour vision arrangement sets to sell to optometrists to help them diagnose or classify different types of colour vision deficiency and their severity, with funds raised donated to eye care charities.

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Read on Optometrist prescribers will soon be able to register Indigenous patients on the Closing the Gap PBS

Optometrist prescribers will soon be able to register Indigenous patients on the Closing the Gap PBS

Prescribers including therapeutically endorsed optometrists and Aboriginal Health Workers will be able to register eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients on the Closing the Gap PBS when changes come in on 1 July 2021.

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Read on Optometrists can readily treat intermittent exotropia with spectacles, OVC to hear

Optometrists can readily treat intermittent exotropia with spectacles, OVC to hear

Melbourne optometrist Paul Croucher is urging more optometrists to manage intermittent exotropia with spectacles, saying the treatment works 60 to 70 per cent of the time, improving the condition and avoiding surgery.

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Read on Three weeks until Optometry Virtually Connected & Product Showcase (OVC) 2021 offers 30 hours of education online

Three weeks until Optometry Virtually Connected & Product Showcase (OVC) 2021 offers 30 hours of education online

The countdown is on with only 30 days to go before Optometry Virtually Connected & Product Showcase (OVC) 2021 opens, offering 30 hours of education online, and we invite you to register today.

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Read on Optometry Australia develops clinical practice guide to integrate telehealth into routine clinical care

Optometry Australia develops clinical practice guide to integrate telehealth into routine clinical care

Optometry Australia has developed a Telehealth Clinical Practice Guide enabling optometrists to support telehealth and integrate it into routine clinical care.

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