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11 Dec

Optometry sector hit hard by Government health changes

The Abbott Government has again reduced its investment in essential preventative eye health and vision care as a result of the changes it is making to Medicare rebates to freeze indexation until July 2018.

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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.

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04 Dec

Why wearing glasses can help eradicate poverty

The simple act of a child putting on a pair of glasses can contribute to global efforts to eradicate poverty, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today.

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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.

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25 Nov

Guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear referral pathways to support patient safety and well-being.

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24 Nov

Indigenous eye health on track to close the gap

The effort to close the gap in Indigenous eye health is well on track according to a report launched today at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane.

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18 Nov

NACCHO welcomes new Chairperson

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) members have elected Matthew Cooke as their new Chairperson and Sandy Davies as Deputy Chairperson at the NACCHO Annual General Meeting in Cairns.

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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.

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31 Oct

A new era for optometry in Vietnam

October 2014 heralded a historic moment in the growth of Vietnam’s education and eye health sectors with the official opening of Vietnam’s first optometry program at the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City.

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28 Oct

Finalists announced in 2014 National Disability Awards

Vision 2020 Australia's Director of Advocacy and Policy, Brandon Ah Tong, is one of the 23 outstanding individuals and organisations who have been named as finalists in the 2014 National Disability Awards.

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