mifeature

  1. Saving Sight, Changing Lives

    Melanie Kiell | 30 January 2015

    In collaboration with other global giants of the eye health community, Professor Brien Holden is investing in research, development and education that could one day see the elimination of avoidable vision loss and blindness.It’s a lofty ambition but one ... Read More

  2. Eyes 4 Everest Guides Sherpa Vision

    Melanie Kiell | 30 January 2015

    High in the mountainous regions of Nepal live 45,000 Sherpas – people of Tibetan origin best known for guiding western mountaineers on life threatening expeditions traversing rock, snow and icy crevasses at virtually uninhabitable altitudes. The harsh... Read More

  3. Virtual Volunteering in Kenya

    Michelle Hauschild | 26 November 2014

    mivision frequently reports on eye health professionals and companies selflessly donating their time, expertise, equipment or product to help those in disadvantaged communities who are needlessly suffering vision loss. But, what if you just can’t travel ... Read More

  4. Dr. Andrew Anderson: A Musical Way of Life

    Melanie Kell | 26 November 2014

    The benefits associated with playing a musical instrument are many and varied. They are often emphasised by schools and music teachers eager to engage students … improved organisational skills, perseverance, memory, mathematical ability, reading,... Read More

  5. RANZCO’s Young Fellows Managing the Trajectory

    Melanie Kell | 28 October 2014

    The lifecycle of an ophthalmologist starts late and can end relatively early. By the time of achieving fellowship, ophthalmologists are usually in their early 30s, and have spent most of their life studying. Most of their friends are already well entrenched... Read More

  6. Grand Designs: Maximise your Optical Environment

    Melanie Kell | 26 September 2014

    Achieving the perfect optical retail environment isn’t easy – somehow you need to find the perfect balance between an energetic retail space and a professional practice environment. It’s a giant leap of faith to close your optical door while ... Read More

  7. Rachel Sommer: the World's Funniest Optometrist

    Melanie Kell | 26 September 2014

    Rachel Sommer was born in Canada, but she found her career as an optometrist, her talent as a comedian and her passion for a man in Australia. She won her first stand-up comedy competition in Darwin and went on to win a People’s Choice Award in... Read More

  8. From Little Things, Big Things Grow

    Melanie Kell | 23 August 2014

    Late this month, for the third consecutive year, blind marathon swimmer James Pittar will swim off Sydney’s Northern Beaches from Collaroy to North Steyne Beach. Back in May, two young men jumped on retired 7Hp Australia Post bikes and rode 4,000km... Read More

  9. Extracurricular Excellence

    Michelle Hauschild | 23 August 2014

    mivision frequently reports on Australian and New Zealand eye health professionals who, quite rightly, receive accolades, awards and applause for their work. Then there are those who have found their passion outside work, achieving success, sometimes even... Read More

  10. Giving Back Part of Some People’s DNA

    Mark Cushway and Melanie Kell | 29 July 2014

    Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie recently proposed that community service be made mandatory for all Australians. While many retorted that they have too little time as all their energy is spent working to pay the mortgage, there are others who believe giving... Read More

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