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  1. Celebrate 30 Years Save Sight Event

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    Save Sight Institute will celebrate 30 years at a gala dinner in the Great Hall at The University of Sydney on Friday 4 September 2015. The evening will be MC’d by broadcaster James Valentine with entertainment by vocalist Rachael Leahcar and an after... Read More

  2. RANZCO Advises Ophthalmologists: Refuse to Pay to ...

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    Optometry Australia has defended its new charges for administered CPD in the face of criticism by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO). RANZCO President Dr. Brad Horsburgh said ophthalmologists who provided CPD to... Read More

  3. Dry Eye Academy Workshops

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    Alcon will stage its Dry Eye Academy Interactive Workshop in three capital cities of Australia this month (July) and in August. Launched in 2013, Alcon says the Dry Eye Academy has become a popular initiative because “it delivers high quality... Read More

  4. Optometry Australia to Lead, Engage and Promote

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    Optometry Australia has responded to marketing campaigns directed at optometrists by insurance providers including AON, reminding members that the national association and state divisions provide significantly more than professional indemnity insurance. As... Read More

  5. Eye Care Testing Changes in a Blink

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    A United States company, blink, is pushing the boundaries of eye health care, offering mobile testing by a team of “visioneers” using smartphones. The visioneers, who are not optometrists, perform a 20 minute eye check using an app and a view... Read More

  6. Blue Light Emissions Linked to Early AMD

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    A New Zealand optometrist has warned that the ‘blue light’ emitted from smartphones, tablets and computers could be putting users at risk of early onset macular degeneration. Optometrist Brian Naylor, of Visique Naylor Palmer from Palmerston North ... Read More

  7. Snapshot of Eye Cell Health

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    Researchers have described ways to get a snapshot of all the genetic material that a single retina cell uses to make proteins, revealing the health of that eye cell. Using a mouse model, scientists looked at the rod cells in the retina, which function in low... Read More

  8. Oral Drug Safe Effective for DME

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    An orally administered drug clinically trialled to treat people with Diabetic Macular Edema has resulted in significant improvements in both vision and retinal swelling for patients who were unresponsive to the approved intraocular injection therapies. The... Read More

  9. ACO Announces Nicola Family Trust; Awards and...

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) has announced the establishment of the Nicola Family Fund to support young researchers as they begin their career in vision research. The announcement was made at the College’s Annual General Meeting in May at... Read More

  10. Changing Demographics of Australia’s Healthcare...

    mivision | 22 June 2015

    Optometrists today are mostly salaried and working for corporates on lower incomes compared with 10 years ago when the majority of optometrists “had owned lucrative, if small private practices”, according to a benchmark report produced by BOQ... Read More

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