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  1. Australian Optics: Our Place in the Global Market

    Melanie Kell | 29 August 2017

    There are few who have a greater perspective on the global optics market and Australia’s place within it than Gianni Cossar, Global Director Optics and Eyewear at  global research company GfK. mivision recently sat down with Mr. Cossar to gain his... Read More

  2. Looking Into a Virtual Future

    Melanie Kell | 28 July 2017

    Virtual reality is changing the way we learn and communicate. It’s also changing the way eye diseases can be diagnosed, managed and treated. One day soon, optometrists may find all they need is a headset and computer screen for day to day diagnostics.... Read More

  3. Brien Holden Vision Institute – The Past Guiding...

    Melanie Kell | 26 June 2017

    Long before the concept was even a whisper, Professor Brien Holden was a social entrepreneur, creating global good from the proceeds of his Institute’s innovations. Following his untimely death in 2015, Professor Kovin Naidoo stepped into the Australian ... Read More

  4. The Great Escape

    Melanie Kell | 29 May 2017

    This might sound ridiculous. It might make you laugh… but if you’re in the process of buying into an optometry practice, now’s the time to think about how you’re going to get out. It’s not uncommon. Optometrists invest in a... Read More

  5. Lost in the System: Eye Care to the Elderly

    Melanie Kell | 28 April 2017

    Almost 200,000 Australians live in residential aged care facilities.1 Having contributed to the country’s economy and led active, social lives, many find their world shrinking around them as they grapple with poor vision, debilitating eye disease and... Read More

  6. Taking Time Out – What's to Lose

    Melanie Kell | 26 March 2017

    Taking a few years out from the practice to raise a young family, study, travel the world or dip your toes into a different career opportunity may seem to be a rite of passage once you’ve studied for years and gained on the ground clinical experience.... Read More

  7. Glaucoma Management – Overcoming the Challenges

    Melanie Kell | 28 February 2017

    Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide with one in eight Australians over 80 developing the disease. Although it may not be possible to prevent this ‘sneak thief of sight’, it is possible to avoid significant visual... Read More

  8. Diamonds are Forever: The Evolution of the Bionic ...

    Melanie Kell | 29 January 2017

    A research project underway in Melbourne could see diamonds – the hardest and most chemically inert material in nature – restore vision to people made blind due to age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. One day, in the not so... Read More

  9. The Year that Was and the Year that Will Be...

    Melanie Kell | 25 November 2016

    It’s been a massive year for eye health with new technologies taking vision care to greater heights, changes in optometry practice ownership, shifts in scope of practice and new optical shows. Here’s what some of the profession’s key... Read More

  10. Were the Impressionists Myopic?

    Dr. Joseph Reich | 28 October 2016

    Impressionist painters were often accused of being myopic – perhaps a simplistic explanation for their loose painterly style. However, over the years and with forensic examination, we now know there was less uncorrected myopia than suggested, that other ... Read More

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