At times of crisis, your mental health can be your greatest asset. Can you recognise the signs of mental illness?
More information and resources to support triaging of urgent and critical care and an update on telehealth and the role you can play in supporting patients by offering telehealth services.
Tagged as: COVID-19, Employment, Future, Member services, Patient management, Sector changes
Optometry Australia’s help desk optometrists have been busy answering members’ questions about coronavirus and have compiled them into a list of clinical questions and answers, providing helpful hints for practitioners during the coronavirus crisis. Check them out.
Tagged as: COVID-19, Member services, Patient management, Practice equipment, Practice notes
Optometrist Leigh Plowman has established a dry eye website, Dry Eye Directory, to connect patients to optometrists who treat the condition.
Tagged as: Dry eye
Studies on the effects of virtual reality on myopia have so far had mixed results, but will be discussed by optometrist Dr Kate Gifford at WAVE 2020.
Tagged as: Myopia, WAVE WA
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
Australian optometrists appear aware of emerging evidence around myopia treatment, but are not routinely adopting measures that have not yet received regulatory approval for modulating childhood myopia progression, a survey shows.
Tagged as: Myopia, Patient management
Research underway in Australia will develop an artificial intelligence platform to help optometrists improve the accuracy of their diagnosis, management and referral of patients.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, Future, Patient management, Practice equipment
Forty-five per cent of domestic violence cases involve the eye and optometrists have an important role in identifying and supporting these ‘vulnerable patients,’ Super Sunday will hear.
Tagged as: Patient management, SuperSunday NSW
Optometry Australia is offering scholarships to members to participate in individual and group study tours to investigate optometry advancements that would benefit the profession and our communities.
Tagged as: Future, International, Patient management, Scope of practice, Sector changes, Therapeutics