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  1. Blink Wins One of the Toughest Yacht Races in the ...

    Michelle Hauschild | 23 June 2014

    Seven years ago, Vesna Wells booked her husband into a sailing course, fearing he was “too obsessed with ophthalmology” and needed a hobby. This year, Wellington ophthalmologist Tony Wells skippered his 12-metre yacht Blink to victory in one of... Read More

  2. Beat Invisible Glaucoma: Annual Photo Competition

    Melanie Kell | 29 May 2014

    Glaucoma Australia has announced the winners of its second annual national photo competition. This year’s competition was launched to coincide with World Glaucoma Week and shared the same theme: ‘B-I-G: Beat Invisible Glaucoma’. Glaucoma... Read More

  3. The Tale of an Optometrist Going Bush

    Albert Lee | 29 May 2014

    Why would you do it? Why would you go bush? I do it because I enjoy the adventure… it puts me out of my comfort zone… it teaches me to be adaptable… it gives me an opportunity to make a difference. It realigns my point of view and gives... Read More

  4. Macular Degeneration: Navigating the Patient...

    Melanie Kell | 29 April 2014

    Macular degeneration has become part of the vernacular in families around Australia. Such is its prevalence that you can talk to anyone about the disease and most will tell you their mother / grandmother / aunt/ uncle… someone close to them is living... Read More

  5. Uniform Clinical Approach to Treating Dry Eye

    Laura Macfarlane | 27 March 2014

    The trauma suffered by people with dry eye, in particular extreme dry eye, is unbearable. These people require Australian optometrists to follow a uniform approach to diagnosing, testing for and treating dry eye. Instead, according to a recently published... Read More

  6. Dr. Harry’s Game Changer

    Melanie Kell | 27 March 2014

    The Hawks had just beaten the Dockers to win last year’s AFL Grand Final and a happy but exhausted Dr. Harry Weisinger was on the train back home. Coincidentally, on the same train was a friend, also an optometrist, and the two got talking. Among... Read More

  7. International Low Vision Conference

    Melanie Kell | 24 February 2014

    Eye care professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from international experts on low vision as well as people living with low vision, when the 11th International Conference on Low Vision opens in Melbourne later this month. As many as 500,000... Read More

  8. An Association at a Crossroad

    Melanie Kell | 24 February 2014

    After 100 years, the Optometrists Association Australia is at a cross-road. Now it is taking steps to re-evaluate and promote its offering to members. mivision spoke to Genevieve Quilty, National Chief Executive Officer of OAA, about the Association’s... Read More

  9. Finding the balance in blue light

    Melanie Kell | 27 January 2014

    Intense discussion over the pros and cons of blue light has intensified over recent years and inspired the introduction of lenses to block out the negative impact of these higher energy rays. But how important is it to go recommend blue-light blocking lenses... Read More

  10. Fighting Fires: Dealing with Devastation

    Melanie Kell | 26 November 2013

    Bushfires raging through Australian townships this season have already stolen homes and lives. Mark Unsworth, Captain of the Ku-ring-gai Bushfire Brigade said in his 20 years of voluntary service he’s never seen anything like the devastation caused by... Read More

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