1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Collaborative Eye Care: Unpacking the RANZCO and...

    Melanie Kell | 28 September 2016

    When RANZCO and Specsavers announced a collaborative approach to producing guidelines for eye health in August, tongues began to wag. Questions were asked, among them, is there integrity in this resolve to establish new guidelines for eye care, will this pave ... Read More

  10. Stop the Itch: Managing Allergy and Dry Eye

    Melanie Kell | 26 August 2016

    Now that we’ve headed into spring, chances are that if you haven’t already, you’ll soon notice a steady stream of patients presenting at your practice with itchy eyes.Allergy season is the time to get out your full armoury of treatments to... Read More

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