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  1. Eye Health of Disadvantaged Youth to Benefit from ...

    Melanie Kell | 17 July 2014

    Australia’s disadvantaged youth will be the main beneficiaries of a AU$10,000 grant awarded to The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) by the Commonwealth Bank. This is the second consecutive year the ACO has received a Commonwealth Bank Community... Read More

  2. Alcon License Google Technology

    mivision | 17 July 2014

    A new technology that embeds non-invasive sensors, microchips and other miniaturised electronics into contact lenses will significantly benefit people living with diabetes and presbyopia. Novartis’ Alcon eyecare division has agreed to licence... Read More

  3. JulEYE Shifts Focus to Kids Eye Health

    mivision | 17 July 2014

    Optometrists are urged to speak to their patients about the importance of monitoring children’s eye health during JulEYE – the annual eye health awareness campaign run by RANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists). Now... Read More

  4. CCLSA Workshop: 15 August, Perth

    mivision | 15 July 2014

    Optometrists have the opportunity to hear from a raft of high profile eye health professionals when The Corneal and Contact Lens Society of Australia holds a Masterclass on Friday 15 August in Perth. Margaret Lam will deliver presentations on building a... Read More

  5. Eat for Eye Health During JulEYE

    mivision | 15 July 2014

    Australian Eggs is encouraging people to protect their eyes from eye disease by eating well. Diet, along with smoking, hereditary problems and ageing are the major risk factors that can contribute to eye disorders. Evidence indicates that an adequate intake... Read More

  6. CooperVision to Acquire Sauflon

    mivision | 15 July 2014

    CooperVision will be able to offer a full suite of daily silicone hydrogel and hydrogel lenses, including options within all categories – spheres, torics and multifocals – following a decision by Cooper Companies to acquire Sauflon Pharmaceuticals ... Read More

  7. Melanoma of the Eye Caused by Two Gene Mutations

    mivision | 15 July 2014

    Researchers have identified two genes which, when mutated, cause the most common form of eye cancer in adults. Additionally, in experiments with mice, they have been able to slow eye tumour growth using verteporfin, according to findings published in the... Read More

  8. OPSM Launches Fun Screening Test for Kids

    mivision | 02 July 2014

    OPSM has introduced the world’s first eye screening book and app for children. Launched in Sydney in late June, Grant Fisher, Director of Eyecare at OPSM said it is the first device available to help parents screen their children’s vision and eye... Read More

  9. More than 50% of Australians Have Long-term Eye...

    mivision | 26 June 2014

    An increase in vision loss and eye diseases in Australia will significantly impact the economy unless Australians are made more aware of the value of optometry services and the need for regular eye health screening for vision loss and disease. Speaking at an... Read More

  10. Eyes for Africa August Ball

      | 26 June 2014

    The annual Eyes for Africa Cabaret Eye Ball will take place on Saturday 2 August at Melbourne’s San Remo Ballroom in Carlton North. The evening will include a three-course dinner, entertainment by the Melbourne Rainbow Band and an auction of artworks... Read More

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