mifeature

  1. The Spectacle of Perspective

    Melanie Kell | 24 May 2016

    Take a wok and drill, add several hundred lenses and a selection of frames, then finish with fishing line and silicone. What do you get? A sensational perspective on visual art! Zoe Selby is a budding artist with a fascination for the eye. In 2015, in her... Read More

  2. Managing Eye Health in Goondiwindi

    Melanie Kell | 24 March 2016

    Goondiwindi, on the MacIntyre River in Queensland near the New South Wales border, is best known for being home to "The Goondiwindi Grey" – that champion racehorse Gunsynd – who reigned supreme in the ‘70s. Other than that, the town of 5,600 ... Read More

  3. Managing Seasonal Dry Eye

    Melanie Kell | 24 March 2016

    A seasonal pattern associated with dry eye suggests that different mechanisms may underlie dry eye in winter versus spring months. This may lead to different approaches to treatment that include environmental manipulation, according to researchers in the... Read More

  4. The Story Behind Those Eyes

    Melanie Kell | 23 February 2016

    David Bowie was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor... a glam rocker, a rebel and a Starman. Millions of people were intrigued by Bowie’s incredible capacity to constantly change his image and musical... Read More

  5. Gabi Hollows: Chipping Away at Global Blindness

    Melanie Kell | 23 February 2016

    Twenty-two years after the untimely death of ophthalmologist Fred Hollows, orthoptist Gabi Hollows continues his work to bring an end to avoidable blindness.The Fred Hollows Foundation, of which Gabi is Founding Director, is consistently named one of... Read More

  6. B2B Ordering Has Never Been Easier

    Melanie Kell | 25 November 2015

    Ordering frames, lenses and frame and lens packages has never been quicker, easier or more fool-proof thanks to the plethora of online B2B systems developed by Australia’s eyewear suppliers. These are supported by standardised frame and lens terminology ... Read More

  7. Low Vision Care Through a Glass Darkly?

    Dr. Alan Johnston | 24 November 2015

    Low vision care attracts only passing interest from the ophthalmic professions despite its essential support for vision impaired patients and the distinguished clinical contributions made by Australian researchers. Back in the mid-1950s, optometrist Professor ... Read More

  8. Focus on the Future: Looking to 2016

    mivision | 24 November 2015

    As 2015 draws to a close, mivision asked members of the eye care and eyewear profession about their expectations for the year ahead. There’s no doubt that the Federal Government review, currently underway, of items included in the Medicare Benefits... Read More

  9. Living with Ushers: Personal Persective Part II

    Edan Chapman with Michelle Hauschild | 27 October 2015

    In the October issue of mivision we introduced Edan Chapman, “a Deaf and slowly going blind professional photographer”. Edan was born profoundly Deaf as a result of Usher syndrome, with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) stealing his sight from the age of... Read More

  10. Nerdzilla Strikes Again!

    Melanie Kell | 28 September 2015

    There couldn’t be a better time for Andrew Hogan to be on this planet. A nerd since the day he was born, he’s living the dream as an optometrist, craft beer brewer, father and broadcaster of the ABC podcast Nerdzilla, in an era when – thanks ... Read More

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