1. The Hawthorne Effect: Watch It Get Better!

    Mark Overton | 29 August 2017

    Sometimes, what you know to be a problem in one setting, can be a very handy thing in another. Take the ‘Hawthorne’ effect for example. As scientists, we recognise it as a rather unwanted research bias that can be hard to control. But management... Read More

  2. Practice Ownership – How to Get Started

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 29 August 2017

    Setting up in practice can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow the right steps, and you can quickly get back to what you do best with minimal fuss. Before you get down to the nuts and bolts of establishing a new practice, it’s a good... Read More

  3. How to Train Your Dispenser

    James Gibbins | 28 July 2017

    These seven steps to training your new dispenser could make all the difference to your practice and your dispenser’s job satisfaction. Optical dispensing is a specialised role within the optometry practice, and depending on who you are speaking with,... Read More

  4. Buying or Financing a Property? Here’s What to...

    Trevor Robertson and Peter McGuire | 28 July 2017

    Regardless of your stage of life, buying a home is a big financial decision. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 36 per cent of Australian home owners have a mortgage. Matching a home loan to your stage of life is no simple feat…... Read More

  5. The (r)evolution of ophthalmology

    Melanie Kell | 26 June 2017

    Last month marked the 20th anniversary of Vision Eye Institute’s Chatswood practice – two decades characterised by some of the greatest advances in ophthalmology to date. The clinic’s three founding partners – Dr. Chris Rogers,... Read More

  6. Finding Your Specialisation in Practice

    Mark Koszek | 29 May 2017

    Pursuing a specialisation is a cost-effective way to differentiate your independent practice in a competitive environment. It can also turn a great career into a brilliant one. How many practices are within a 10km radius of you? It’s a good question to... Read More

  7. Rentvesting: Our New Great Australian Dream?

    Will Christie and Trevor Robertson | 28 April 2017

    Owning a home was once a cornerstone of the Great Australian Dream. With rising property prices, especially in Melbourne and Sydney, that dream is starting to take a different shape. It’s called ‘rentvesting’. In general terms,... Read More

  8. Service Delivery & Patients – Why is it Hard?

    Mark Overton | 26 March 2017

    The service delivery process for most optical providers is housekeeping – it’s like driving a car. The trick is to keep your eyes on the road, take note of what’s going on around you and continually make adjustments for optimum performance.... Read More

  9. Navigating Social Media #safeguard the mouse...

    Scott Chapman and Angela Pale | 28 February 2017

    Social media can present a myriad of opportunities. It is crucial that medical practitioners are educated on how to use this platform as they are not immune to its risks. A defamatory action or claim for breach of confidentiality can be just a click or swipe... Read More

  10. Five Tips to Make the Most of Your Credit Card

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 28 February 2017

    Taking time to understand the ins and outs of credit cards available to you can save money and give something back too. There are over 16 million credit cards1 in Australia, which means for many of us, managing debt through credit cards is an everyday banking ... Read More

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