1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Confessions of a Spexaddict

    Melanie Kell | 29 July 2014

    Louis Fullagar grew up in Australia and was a partner in an optical store in Melbourne before moving to America where he has established himself as an optical dispenser, blogger and independent luxury eyewear representative for Bevel & Orgreen. The... Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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