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  1. Transitions Shuts Up Shop in Australia and New...

    mivision | 17 April 2014

    The majority of staff at Transitions Optical’s Australia / New Zealand division have been made redundant following the company’s consolidation into Essilor and a decision to “focus on supporting… direct customers, optical lens... Read More

  2. Get your registrations in for the inaugural Tim...

    mivision | 17 April 2014

    Support Optometry Giving Sights work on July 15 2014 whilst enjoying a round of golf at one of Sydney's most luxurious golf clubs, NSW Golf Club.The Tim McKinnon Cup recognises the support Tim has given to Optometry Giving Sight over the years. The day will... Read More

  3. Indigenous Art Frames Eye Health

    mivision | 31 March 2014

    A painting from an Indigenous artist, Langliki, has been transferred onto the arms of optical frames in a fundraising campaign initiated by Specsavers. Proceeds from each of the frames sold will be donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation. Gabi Hollows,... Read More

  4. VOS Extended into More Communities

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    The Australian College of Optometry Visiting Optometrists Scheme contract with the Australian Government Department of Health has been extended to include additional sites through to June 2014. Some of the new sites were identified by the Department as areas... Read More

  5. Now Optoms to Detect Diabetes, Prediabetes

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    Optometrists may be able to expand their scope of practice by testing to detect type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, according to Professor John Burd, chief science officer at Freedom Meditech. The study, published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and... Read More

  6. New Glaucoma Drug for PBS

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    New Glaucoma Drug for PBS A glaucoma drop marketed by Allergan has been approved for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The drug, Bimatoprost, available under the brand name Lumigan, is a prostaglandin analog used topically to control the... Read More

  7. Evidence-based Workshops

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    Dr. Laura Downie and Associate Professor Peter Keller will conduct free workshops for Victorian optometrists, to explore the fundamentals, practicality and implementation of evidence-based practice in clinical practice. Dr. Downie said the workshops will be... Read More

  8. CooperVision ANZ New GM

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    CooperVision has announced a new leader at the helm of its Australia and New Zealand operations. Greg Sampson has been promoted to the role of General Manager Australia and New Zealand, replacing Wayne Reuben. Mr. Reuben has transitioned into a new role as... Read More

  9. Peer-reviewed Paper Finds Shared Glaucoma...

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    A recent peer-reviewed paper in Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology claims that, based on workforce calculations, neither ophthalmologists nor optometrists alone have the capacity now or in the future to independently manage glaucoma patients at the... Read More

  10. BCLA App

    mivision | 26 March 2014

    The British Contact Lens Association has launched its first mobile app, ahead of its flagship Clinical Conference & Exhibition in the United Kingdom in June. “The BCLA mobile app is the latest in a growing suite of tools designed to enhance the... Read More

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