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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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New trial finds honey to be a superior treatment for dry eyes

In a ground-breaking new trial, this powerful natural product has been proven to outperform standard treatments in relieving the symptoms of dry eyes.

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Threat of vision loss a motivator to quit smoking

Vision is consistently rated as our most important sense, and smoking is the biggest controllable factor associated with age-related macular degeneration – an irreversible eye disease that can lead to blindness.


Lyn Brodie appointed CEO of Optometry Australia

Experienced executive, Ms Lyn Brodie, has been appointed CEO of Australia’s peak professional body for optometrists, Optometry Australia.  Optometry Australia’s President Andrew Hogan said that the Board was delighted that Ms Brodie was joining the organisation.

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Seize the day like Judi Dench: Get your eyes tested for macular degeneration

Optometry Australia is urging everyone over 50 to book a potentially sight-saving eye test with their optometrist. Dame Judi Dench, a class-act on and off the screen, has also encouraged over-50s to get tested.


5 beauty secrets only your optometrist can tell you

No matter what you’re packing in your makeup kit, bloodshot and puffy eyes are never beautiful.  Eyes are particularly vulnerable to infection and some beauty procedures even put your vision at risk.

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Budget outcome falls short for optometry

Optometry Australia tonight said that the Australian Government missed a crucial opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to the eye health needs of millions of Australians with the decision not to lift immediately the freeze on indexation of optometry Medicare rebates.

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Vision problems to blame for poor performance in NAPLAN tests?

A poor performance in this week’s NAPLAN tests – particularly in grammar and spelling – could have more to do with a student’s undetected vision problem than any fault of their school or ability.