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  1. Regenerative Medicine for AMD

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    The first autologous transplantation of an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) sheet to treat age-related macular degeneration has been successful according to findings by Prof. Masayo Takahashi at the European Society ... Read More

  2. Global Myopia Institute Established in Australia

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    The world’s first global institute to tackle the emerging epidemic of myopia will be based in Australia and involve a consortium of the world’s leading scientists and researchers. The Myopia Institute will be established by 1 August 2015 and... Read More

  3. Optometry Shines in Retail Awards

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    Optometry has performed well in the 2015 Australian Retailer of the Year Awards with Melbourne’s eyeclarity  picking up the Pronto Software Australian Retail Innovator of the Year award and Specsavers taking out the BDO Australian Retail Employer... Read More

  4. General Optical Founder Retires

      | 28 July 2015

    Peter Lewis, who founded General Optical and Marchon Australia and has served for 28 years as CEO, will retire on 31 October 2015. General Optical will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Marchon Inc., with the ultimate holding company being VSP Inc.... Read More

  5. Glaucoma Treatment Market to Grow to $3 Billion

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    Glaucoma Australia has welcomed news of new treatments for glaucoma, but cautioned that more innovation is required to achieve treatment compliance. According to a report from research and consulting firm Global Data, innovative first-in-class drugs, such as... Read More

  6. ACO Invites COT Applicants

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    The Australian College of Optometry is accepting applicants for the September 2015 intake of its Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (ACO-COT). This will be the fourth remote learning COT course that the College has run, offering students a flexible approach... Read More

  7. Aviva and Mann Merge

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    Aviva Optical and Mann Optics have merged to form Aviva and Mann Optical Group. The merged group will continue to represent the brands Centrostyle, Cocoons, Nano Vista, Slastik and Progear Eyeguard from offices in Brisbane and Perth. Warehousing and... Read More

  8. National Eye Health Survey Launched

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    Australia’s first National Eye Health Survey (NEHS) is being undertaken by Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA). Launched at the Knox City OPSM store in Victoria on 12 June, the Survey is the first research of its kind... Read More

  9. Maui Jim - OGS Sponsor

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    Maui Jim Australia has become a Silver National Sponsor of the global charity Optometry Giving Sight. The company has previously supported Optometry Giving Sight through sport fundraising activities and participation in the World Sight Day Company Challenge... Read More

  10. OBA States Optoms Not Specialists

    mivision | 28 July 2015

    Under the National Law there is no specialist registration for optometry and the title ‘specialist’ is restricted. In its July communique, OBA stated, “It is therefore unlawful for optometrists to call themselves specialists or imply that... Read More

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