Read on Leverage KeepSight to help combat diabetes related eye disease

Leverage KeepSight to help combat diabetes related eye disease

With National Diabetes Week underway, and only 33% of people with diabetes understanding that the disease can affect their eyes, Optometry Australia is urging optometrists to leverage the opportunity presented by KeepSight, a national eye health awareness program targeting 1.3 million Australians living with diabetes.

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Read on Optometrists should ask about concussion as one in five has had concussion and vision may be affected, TLC to hear

Optometrists should ask about concussion as one in five has had concussion and vision may be affected, TLC to hear

One in five people has suffered concussion and optometrists should be routinely asking patients if they have ever had a concussion because it may affect vision and up to 20 per cent can have visual symptoms lasting more than a year, TLC will hear.

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Read on Use of slit lamp breath shields increased nearly six-fold during pandemic, e-poster in virtual poster room at OVC reveals

Use of slit lamp breath shields increased nearly six-fold during pandemic, e-poster in virtual poster room at OVC reveals

Australian optometrists increased their use of slit lamp breath shields nearly six-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to preliminary results of a survey being released at OVC 2021 this weekend.

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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 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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