1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Making Magic: The Smart Contact Lens

    Melanie Kell | 27 July 2016

    Sometimes in a research lab, magic happens. And so it was when Associate Professor Drew Evans, from the University South Australia’s Future Industries Institute (UniSA FII), was exploring potential coatings for a contact lens… he discovered how... Read More

  4. Mental Health: Confronting the Issues

    Melanie Kell | 28 June 2016

    The incidence of depression in the broad community continues to rise. In your practice there could be a colleague battling with a mental health issue and every week one or more of the patients who walks through your door is suffering from a mental health... Read More

  5. Vision for the Long Term: Paediatric Eye Health

    Melanie Kell | 24 May 2016

    Detecting eye conditions in children is not easy. First you need to connect with them at their level. Then you have to get them to articulate their symptoms, to sit still as you examine them with equipment that is not necessarily designed to suit their... Read More

  6. Truth Be Known: Communicating with Patients

    Margaret Lam | 29 April 2016

    How often do you come across a patient who has a complete misunderstanding of an eye condition, or their risk of developing that eye condition, simply because they have misheard a diagnosis, misread the description of a disease, or simply haven’t... Read More

  7. Immersed in History: Professor Barry Cole Brings...

    Melanie Kell | 24 March 2016

    An intriguing history of Australian optometry, written with insight that comes only from being immersed in the profession over decades, demonstrates the extraordinary persistence and commitment of a huge number of optometrists over 200 years. Authored by... Read More

  8. Optometry Supply Vs. Demand

    Melanie Kell | 23 February 2016

    Optometry Australia, the NZ Association of Optometrists and private practitioners say we have enough optometrists to take us into the future. Specsavers and OPSM beg to differ. As universities continue to pump out graduates under the Government’s demand ... Read More

  9. Australia’s Bionic Eye

    Melanie Kell | 27 January 2016

    Three Australians with retinitis pigmentosa will be implanted with a bionic eye this year when the second clinical trial of an Australian developed and manufactured bionic eye commences. This trial will be supported by Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), a... Read More

  10. It’s No Holiday in Cambodia

    Melanie Kell | 24 November 2015

    I couldn’t imagine you’d ever see it in Australia… a surgeon calmly performing eye surgery next to another doing a caesarean section. The conditions in Cambodia are Spartan with surgeons working in dimly lit tiled rooms, darkened to... Read More

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