Tributes have flowed from across Australia’s optometry profession and the eye health sector for public health optometrist Dr Genevieve Napper, who dedicated her life to serving others.
Latest update (1 July 2020): New infection control video; new MBS indexation schedule; staff award rate changes
Infection control remains a critical and ongoing requirement for safe optometry practise across Australia and particularly in Victorian hotspots where stage three restrictions have now been re introduced, Optometry Australia has reminded optometrists.
Tagged as: Clinical practice guides, COVID-19, Medicare-MBS-PBS, Member services, Patient management
The delivery of electronic prescriptions has been accelerated by the Australian Government under its National Health Plan for COVID-19.
Tagged as: Medicare-MBS-PBS
With its 2,200 registered delegates, Optometry Virtually Connected has become one of the largest optometric clinical conferences and trade shows held in Australia and New Zealand.
Tagged as: Future, Leadership, Member services, Sector changes, Stakeholders & partners
Adelaide optometrist and clinician/scientist Professor Konrad Pesudovs is the 14th recipient of the prestigious H Barry Collin Research Medal for his outstanding contributions to vision research. We talk to him about his remarkable research career.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, Cataracts, Clinical & Experimental Optometry (CXO), Universities
Adelaide optometrist José Estevez is part of a team granted $1.4 million government funding to improve detection, screening and treatment of diabetic retinopathy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tagged as: Diabetes, Indigenous eye health, Patient management, Universities
Optometry Australia CPD offerings (22 June update) – Optometry Virtually Connected registrations close tonight!
We have curated a range of online education offerings that members can access via our Institute of Excellence and that will help them meet their CPD requirements. Optometry Virtually Connected registrations close tonight. Register now!
Tagged as: Future, Member services, Sector changes
A meta-analysis of studies has provided ‘conclusive evidence’ that regular physical exercise reduces the risk of age-related cataracts.
Tagged as: Cataracts, Patient management
Doctors’ Health Fund CEO Peter Aroney discusses how private health insurance has responded in the complex environment of COVID–19 pandemic, its opportunities, challenges, and what he sees ahead for the industry.
Tagged as: Advantage program, COVID-19, Member services
As we close the FY19/20 financial year, our President Darrell Baker has a message for us. Read more.
Tagged as: COVID-19, Future, Leadership