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Optometry Australia joins Silmo Sydney 2018 as principal partner

Optometry Australia announced today that it will become a principal partner of Silmo Sydney 2018.

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Optometry intelligent when it comes to diabetic screening

Optometry Australia is supportive of any screening for diabetic retinopathy in patients. And, while it welcomes the artificial intelligence screenings soon to be available at GP clinics as a method to detect the disease, it doesn’t want Australians to forgo comprehensive eye examinations.

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Optometrists see link between vision loss and mental health

On R U OK Day? (Thursday September 14), Optometry Australia is encouraging Australians to understand the huge impact vision loss has on their mental health. As our population ages, the peak professional body for optometrists sees eye health as an increasingly important part of the mental health conversation.

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Looking each other in the eye can save your relationship and your eyes

Optometry Australia, the peak professional body for optometrists, has applauded SBS’s riveting series Look Me in the Eye, which premiered last night. Optometrists are hoping the series, in which estranged loved ones are made to look into each other’s eyes for five minutes, will encourage Australians to put down their screens and reconnect – for the sake of their relationships and their eye health.

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Buying prescription glasses online can put your vision at risk

According to Optometry Australia, those who buy prescription glasses online instead of from an optometrist are more likely to regret their purchase. They could also be putting their eye health at risk.

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