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  1. ODMA17 Returns to Sydney in Style

    mivision | 11 July 2017

    Click here to view all Mivision Images from ODMA 2017 The optometry sector is looking strong and Australian consumers have an appetite for interesting, colourful eyewear, even at a price, according to exhibitors showcasing their new wares at ODMA17. Back in... Read More

  2. The Fat Professor: Eye Health and Low Carb,...

    Ryan O’Connor | 26 June 2017

    We are all told that we should be advising our diabetic patients to eat a healthier diet, one that will help control their diabetes, and its complications, among them eye problems. But what exactly is a healthy diet and is there any truth in the newly... Read More

  3. Crossing Borders to Save Lives

    Melanie Kell | 29 May 2017

    Khyber Alam’s father says his son is “an old person trapped in a young man’s body”. He lost his childhood to the war in Afghanistan and now, from the safety of his new home in Glenorchy Tasmania, the 23-year old optometrist is... Read More

  4. Garage to Global Leader a Tradition of Innovation

    Melanie Kell | 29 May 2017

    Over 60 years ago, Irving Rips had a vision: he wanted to create a bifocal lens that wouldn’t give away the wearer’s age with its tell-tale lines. Irving’s desire led him to develop the world’s first ‘seamless bifocal’ from ... Read More

  5. Is the Electric Car Finally Viable?

    Dr. Brett Robinson | 29 May 2017

    Electric cars are beginning to rule the roads in Europe and the US, but not so much in Australia. Buyers like the idea of petrol-free driving, and there are some real advantages in terms of costs, but there have also been some speed bumps on that road.... Read More

  6. Putting Concussion Into Perspective

    Melanie Kell | 28 April 2017

    Reading a book or watching a movie was a simple pleasure until law student Luke was concussed during a game of Australian Rules. Eighteen months later, and six months after commencing vision therapy for his visual issues with a behavioural optometrist, he... Read More

  7. Pursuing a Vision: Oculo – Better than a Letter

    Alan Saks | 26 March 2017

    Faced with the increasing burden that medico-legal and privacy issues place on practitioners, it is important to make sure the systems you have in place meet or exceed the standards of care. Oculo, an Australian designed secure communications platform for eye ... Read More

  8. Eyes4Everest

    Joe Wang | 28 February 2017

    It was just four years ago, back in February 2013, when Sydney optometrist Shaun Chang had an idea. He was trekking through Sagarmatha National Park and, having learnt how many local school children had difficulty seeing the board and reading at school, he... Read More

  9. Taking a New Look at Pterygium Removal

    Melanie Kell | 28 February 2017

    Everyone loves a long, hot summer day. While many people realise the damage sun can do to their skin, few understand the dangers it poses to the eyes. In Australia one in 100 people will be affected by pterygium, a small yet visible growth on the ocular... Read More

  10. Barber Surgery and Ophthalmology: Practising in...

    Dr. Joe Reich | 30 January 2017

    What do needles and threads, spoons, cups and ropes have to do with eye surgery? Nothing unless you happened to have lived in the 16th Century. Ophthalmodoulea: Das ist, Augendienst was the first printed manuscript on ophthalmic disorders and eye surgery,... Read More

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