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  1. Alan Saks Looks to the Future

    mivision | 24 June 2015

    Alan Saks is a third generation optometrist. Based in Auckland New Zealand, he is actively involved in the profession, having served multiple terms as President of Contact Lens Societies and arranged numerous conferences. He’s also served on education... Read More

  2. The Story behind that Photo

    Michelle Hauschild | 26 May 2015

    It’s a fair bet that most Australians would recognise the black and white photo of Fred Hollows, crowded by onlookers, pointing to the eye of a young Vietnamese child.That moment, and its immortalisation on film, sent two lives – that of the young ... Read More

  3. Jennifer Gersbeck &Vision 2020 Driving Change ...

    Melanie Kell | 26 May 2015

    Jennifer Gersbeck has a tough gig. As CEO of Vision 2020 Australia, it’s her job to bring together disparate groups who represent eye health and vision care, create a collective message, then lobby governments for change. There’s no doubt Jennifer ... Read More

  4. A Lifesaving Call

    Melanie Kell, PHOTOS: Lisa Thompson | 30 April 2015

    When 66-year-old commercial fisherman Dennis Sutton noticed the straight line of the horizon had turned into a mountain on the ocean, he knew something was up… the subsequent call he put into Macular Disease Foundation Australia saved his sight. It was ... Read More

  5. Translating Age-related Macular Degeneration...

    Dr. Laura Downie | 30 April 2015

    A survey conducted by Dr. Laura Downie and Associate Professor Peter Keller has identified potential areas to improve the primary optometric care provided to patients with early stages of age-related macular degeneration. Later this year, they intend to... Read More

  6. An Exceptional Optometrist Honoured Micheal Knipe ...

    Melanie Kell | 26 March 2015

    When Micheal Knipe was recently invested as a Member of the Order of Australia for his lifetime commitment to optometry in Australia and overseas, he said it was “unexpected and humbling”. He is likely to be the only one in the profession who was... Read More

  7. mivision: The Story behind the Brand behind the...

    Mark Cushway | 26 March 2015

    As the 100th issue of mivision lands in practices around Australia and New Zealand, we reflect on the evolution of one idea. When co-publisher and business partner Todd Tai and I first discussed the idea of mivision we looked at what existed in the optometry... Read More

  8. Taking Charge of Eye Health in Cambodia

    William Robertson | 26 February 2015

    Cambodia Vision, a small Australian not-for-profit organisation, recently treated the eyes of almost 3,000 underprivileged people in Kratie Province in regional Cambodia. I was fortunate to travel with Cambodia Vision as a volunteer for the six-day program.... Read More

  9. Taking the Macular Disease Message Global

    Melanie Kell | 26 February 2015

    When Julie Heraghty took up the role of CEO of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia in 2004, little did she know she was about to influence the way the world would approach macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of... Read More

  10. How to Ensure your Future as an Independent

    Michael Jacobs | 26 February 2015

    Business consultant Michael Jacobs reflects on lessons learnt from a high profile career in optics, giving mivision his ‘two cents worth’ on the future for independent optometry, Australian-style. After a decade of rapid change, could it be that... Read More

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