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  1. Optometrists Greater Role in Glaucoma

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    A second optometrist has been appointed to Glaucoma Australia’s Council of Management in a move that recognises the importance of optometry in managing patients with glaucoma and improving the low glaucoma detection rates in Australia. Dr. Ben Ashby... Read More

  2. Retinal Cell May Help Control Myopia

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    The discovery of a specific retinal cell could lead to a new therapeutic target to control myopia, a refractive error that affects more than a billion people in the world. Scientists at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago believe... Read More

  3. ACO–COT to Commence

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    The Australian College of Optometry’s next Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics commences on 17 April. This will be the only Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics run by the College this year and places are limited. Accredited by the Optometry Council of... Read More

  4. ACT to Open School of Optometry

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    The University of Canberra will open a School of Optometry in 2018 and has advertised for an academic to join its university staff. Local optometrist Mark Feltham said the new school will accommodate a skills shortage in the area Australian Capital Territory... Read More

  5. O Vic President Steps Up to Active Role at SRC

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    Plans are being finalised for Southern Regional Congress (SRC) in Melbourne next month (May). Speakers will be introduced by Optometry Victoria’s new President, Murray Smith. Mr. Smith said preparing for the event as President, as opposed to attending... Read More

  6. ADHA Board Appoints Dr. Kate Taylor

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    Oculo’s CEO Dr. Kate Taylor has been chosen to serve on the clinical and technical advisory committee of the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). She was one of 300 applicants who responded to a call for people to support it in driving... Read More

  7. Silmo Celebrates 50 Years

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    Silmo Paris will celebrate its half century in October, introducing a new generation of brands and designers at its annual European show. Silmo runs from 6–9 October. Visit: silmoparis.com Read More

  8. Medicare Rebate Freeze May End

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    News that the Turnbull Government is considering reviewing the Medicare rebate freeze ahead of the May Budget has been welcomed by Andrew Hogan, President of Optometry Australia. Mr. Hogan said optometrists were encouraged by the strongest indication yet that ... Read More

  9. Eye Care Professionals Urged to Support Macular...

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia has asked all eye care professionals to support Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, its annual campaign which runs from  21 –27 May this year. This year’s theme is ‘Face the Facts about Macular... Read More

  10. Dedicated Spectacle Insurance Policy

    mivision | 26 March 2017

    Independent optometrists can now access a new ‘value add’ offering in the form of a dedicated spectacle insurance policy for customers. The policy is expected to help attract and retain customers without the need for offering product discounts.... Read More

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