1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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