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10 Dec

Barriers to vision correction in a disadvantaged school community

On Wednesday 19 November the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) launched its research paper Barriers To Vision Correction For Children In A Disadvantaged School Community. Read more →

02 Dec

Optometry Australia elects new National President

Optometry Australia has announced its new National President, Kate Gifford, who is only the second female and youngest candidate to be elected to the optometry profession’s highest office. Read more →

17 Nov

Optometry's highest honour for Brien Holden

An Australian researcher who has spent nearly 50 years studying the cornea, the requirements and solutions for safe and comfortable contact lens wear, surgical vision technologies, the major causes and solutions to blindness and impaired vision from refractive error and the global epidemic of myopia, has been rewarded with optometry's highest scientific honour at the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting in Denver, US on 14 November. Read more →

30 Jul

Body gets wiser as we get older

Ageing might seem like a one way process but the human body has some surprising ways of adapting to keep the years at bay. Read more →

18 Jun

New name for Association for the Blind of WA

The Association for the Blind of WA, one of the State’s most established and respected charities, has officially changed its name to VisAbility. Read more →

29 May

Australia first e-learning package for Indigenous eye health

The first Australian free online training resources on eye health and diabetes was launched today in Alice Springs. Read more →

26 May

At-risk Australians in the dark about sight-saving measures

Only 1% of Australians over the age of 50 knew about the Amsler grid–a simple self-test to monitor for symptoms of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.  Read more →

07 May

OAA Members Inspire New Name and Direction

The peak membership body for more than 90 per cent of Australian optometrists is proposing to change its name and refocus its direction in response to a major review completed last month. Read more →

01 Apr

New website shines a light on vision loss

With the incidence of vision loss increasing, a new website, www.visionloss.com.au, was launched today to enable people affected to know how and where to access services as quickly as possible. Read more →

17 Feb

Guide Dogs 2014 Travel Awards now open

Following the successful launch of its travel awards for people who are blind or vision impaired last year, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling for applications for this inspirational competition set to run again in 2014. Read more →

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