Read on Contact lens guru Tony Phillips a Member of the Order of Australia during 50th anniversary of the approval and sale of first soft contact lens

Contact lens guru Tony Phillips a Member of the Order of Australia during 50th anniversary of the approval and sale of first soft contact lens

Adelaide optometrist and contact lens authority, Associate Professor Tony Phillips has been made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour was received during the 50th year anniversary of the approval and sale in the US of the first soft contact lens.

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Read on Project Spectrum creates colour vision arrangement sets for optometrists

Project Spectrum creates colour vision arrangement sets for optometrists

University of Melbourne Doctor of Optometry students are creating colour vision arrangement sets to sell to optometrists to help them diagnose or classify different types of colour vision deficiency and their severity, with funds raised donated to eye care charities.

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Read on Optometrist prescribers will soon be able to register Indigenous patients on the Closing the Gap PBS

Optometrist prescribers will soon be able to register Indigenous patients on the Closing the Gap PBS

Prescribers including therapeutically endorsed optometrists and Aboriginal Health Workers will be able to register eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients on the Closing the Gap PBS when changes come in on 1 July 2021.

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Read on Optometrists can readily treat intermittent exotropia with spectacles, OVC to hear

Optometrists can readily treat intermittent exotropia with spectacles, OVC to hear

Melbourne optometrist Paul Croucher is urging more optometrists to manage intermittent exotropia with spectacles, saying the treatment works 60 to 70 per cent of the time, improving the condition and avoiding surgery.

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Read on Three-year blueprint for sector’s evolution

Three-year blueprint for sector’s evolution

Optometry Australia today launched its new Shared Strategic Plan for the three-year period, 2021-2024. The plan outlines the organisation’s areas of focus and goals to support and sustain the sector’s evolution in Australia over the next three years.

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