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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.


Listen to the people Mr Turnbull! Eyecare is at risk without a rebate increase

For the six million Australians who will have eye examinations in 2017, the Medicare rebate that they will receive will be less than they would have received in 2012, unless action is taken now to remove the freeze on indexation of optometry services.

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Why wearing sunglasses in autumn and winter is just as important as summer

A new video, released in time for autumn and winter, has been produced by Optometry Australia with the aim of reminding Australians of the importance of protecting their eyes all year round.


Optometrists combat ‘sneaky’ sight-stealing disease

Glaucoma is one of the “sneaky” conditions that can go undetected without a check-up until it is too late.

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Optometry Australia welcomes strongest indication Medicare freeze could be lifted

Australia’s 5,000 optometrists have welcomed the news that the Turnbull Government is considering reviewing the Medicare rebate freeze ahead of the May Budget.


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