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27 Feb

Screen time leading to dry eyes in children

Everyone’s glued to their screens nowadays - phones, computers, iPads, laptops - but none more than our children who are being brought up in the digital age. Read more →

24 Jul

First female recipient for prestigious vision medal

Optometry Australia has announced that Sydney optometrist Professor Fiona Stapleton has been named the 2018 recipient of the organisation’s prestigious H Barry Collin Research Medal. Read more →

13 Jun

Members and stakeholders invited to participate in workshops aimed at taking control of the future of optometry

Optometry Australia is inviting all members and sector stakeholders to attend one of seven Optometry 2040 workshops being held in capital cities throughout Australia. Read more →

01 Feb

Optometry Australia celebrates its centenary year

Optometry Australia is celebrating its 100-year anniversary since its foundation as the peak professional body for optometrists. Read more →

05 Sep

Optometry Australia launches community eye health awareness campaign

Optometry Australia today launched a new national information campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need to have regular eye health examinations throughout life to prevent avoidable vision impairment. Read more →

24 Nov

New partnership to promote awareness of glaucoma

With the total cost of glaucoma on the Australian economy rising by $120 million per year, two of Australia’s foremost professional associations have established a new partnership to increase awareness of this debilitating eye disease. Read more →

16 Sep

Nash announces more funding for Indigenous eye health

Eye disease trachoma is another step closer to extinction among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples thanks to new funding announced by Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash. Read more →

15 Sep

Optometrists recommend early eye examinations for kids

Approximately one in five Australian children suffers from an undetected vision problem, or requires ongoing assessment. Read more →

13 May

Government remains blinded to eye needs of Australians

The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services. Read more →

06 May

Federal budget must address Australia’s ‘hot spots’ for accessible eye care

Thousands of Australians living in regional areas are facing an increased risk of long-term eye and vision issues due to limited access to optometric services, according to an innovative national research project unveiled today. Read more →

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