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  1. Uniform Clinical Approach to Treating Dry Eye

    Laura Macfarlane | 27 March 2014

    The trauma suffered by people with dry eye, in particular extreme dry eye, is unbearable. These people require Australian optometrists to follow a uniform approach to diagnosing, testing for and treating dry eye. Instead, according to a recently published... Read More

  2. Dr. Harry’s Game Changer

    Melanie Kell | 27 March 2014

    The Hawks had just beaten the Dockers to win last year’s AFL Grand Final and a happy but exhausted Dr. Harry Weisinger was on the train back home. Coincidentally, on the same train was a friend, also an optometrist, and the two got talking. Among... Read More

  3. International Low Vision Conference

    Melanie Kell | 24 February 2014

    Eye care professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from international experts on low vision as well as people living with low vision, when the 11th International Conference on Low Vision opens in Melbourne later this month. As many as 500,000... Read More

  4. An Association at a Crossroad

    Melanie Kell | 24 February 2014

    After 100 years, the Optometrists Association Australia is at a cross-road. Now it is taking steps to re-evaluate and promote its offering to members. mivision spoke to Genevieve Quilty, National Chief Executive Officer of OAA, about the Association’s... Read More

  5. Finding the balance in blue light

    Melanie Kell | 27 January 2014

    Intense discussion over the pros and cons of blue light has intensified over recent years and inspired the introduction of lenses to block out the negative impact of these higher energy rays. But how important is it to go recommend blue-light blocking lenses... Read More

  6. Fighting Fires: Dealing with Devastation

    Melanie Kell | 26 November 2013

    Bushfires raging through Australian townships this season have already stolen homes and lives. Mark Unsworth, Captain of the Ku-ring-gai Bushfire Brigade said in his 20 years of voluntary service he’s never seen anything like the devastation caused by... Read More

  7. One on One: An Interview with Ophthalmologist Dr. ...

    Melanie Kell | 26 November 2013

    Having managed patients with wet-age related macular degeneration in Canada and in Australia for the past 13 years, Dr. Matthew Russell has closely monitored the evolution of treatments and welcomed the choices delivered thanks to competing anti-VEGF agents.... Read More

  8. Behavioural Optometry Changing Perceptions and...

    Melanie Kell | 28 October 2013

    There has been a groundswell of interest in Behavioural Optometry in recent years, particularly from young optometrists and graduates. This area of optometry is a serious practice fuelled by scientific research, coupled with a desire to provide holistic care... Read More

  9. World First: Experts in Vision and Ageing Unite

    Melanie Kell | 28 October 2013

    In an international first, experts from the areas of vision and ageing, from 12 countries, gathered to examine the co-morbid relationship between ageing and vision health. The Summit report, released in late September, outlined global strategies the experts... Read More

  10. AREDS2 Altering the Path to Slow Macular...

    Melanie Kell | 29 September 2013

    Results from the AREDS2 Study were released in May this year. The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has adopted its findings and manufacturers of eye health supplements have moved quickly to deliver new products to reflect the updated formula. The... Read More

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