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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

    Dr. Joe Reich | 29 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

  5. The Liberation in Blind Cricket

    Melanie Kell | 25 November 2016

    When Australian fast bowler Ray Moxly started playing ‘blind cricket’ aged 14, he felt liberated. For the first time in his life he was able to enjoy a sport that was especially designed for people with a vision impairment. The game has taken him... Read More

  6. The Unspoken Truths of Diabetes Mellitus

    Amira Howari | 28 October 2016

    Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity are by far the largest health challenges Australians will face as our population grows older. As an optometrist, and having lived with diabetes since I was nine years old, I know there are some things your patients ... Read More

  7. Roads to Success: Building an Optometry Career

    Melanie Kell | 28 September 2016

    With at least half a decade studying optometry behind them, young optometrists are compelled to make long lasting decisions about how they want to shape their professional career. But what do they see? A narrow fork in the road? Corporate versus independent... Read More

  8. Safeguard Your Practice Before You’re Forced To

    Jessica Chi | 26 August 2016

    That Thursday began like every other day. I woke up, had breakfast, got dressed and walked to work… completely unaware of the disaster that awaited me.  I arrived at my practice and saw that the glass door I had locked up just nine hours prior had ... Read More

  9. Never Say Never

    mivision | 27 July 2016

    Dr. Jessica Gallagher will soon take off to Rio to compete in the 2016 Paralympics from 7–18 September.  A former Paralympic bronze medallist in alpine skiing, this time she is competing on the velodrome in cycling. Based on her record-breaking... Read More

  10. Size Matters?

    Alan P. Saks | 27 July 2016

    One discussion that continues to rage is the ‘big’ versus ‘small’ RGP contact lens debate. Scleral lenses have, over the past few years, become rather trendy. But where in the patient mix do they best belong?  Certain... Read More

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