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Why is KeepSight effective?

An excerpt from Optometry Australia's Optometry Connection Magazine - July issue. Written by Dr Joseph Paul, Head of Professional Services at Specsavers Australia New...

Kiwis with diabetes unaware of their risk of eye disease

A survey of 123 members of the Diabetes New Zealand community has revealed a shocking lack of knowledge around diabetic retinopathy, despite many members...

Review periods for patients with AMD

One of the major benefits of implementing a systematic use of OCT on all patients is the ability to accurately monitor changes over time....

The impact of the past 12 months on patient care – an analysis of...

The past 12 months have been anything but ordinary. COVID-19 restrictions have impacted access to eye care across Australia, with prolonged lockdowns restricting optometrists from...

Case Study: Doug Perkins Medal Australian winner – supporting the community through COVID

The metrics used to determine this year’s Australian and New Zealand winners of the Doug Perkins Medal - which recognises the highest standards of...

Insights into care for glaucoma suspects

AU: 15 minutes CPD A truly holistic approach to patient care ensures that all resources available are directed purposefully towards improving outcomes.

CASE STUDY: Doug Perkins Medal recipient’s glaucoma success

Data is a driving force behind many aspects of excellence in patient care. It enables an understanding of the incremental clinical activities that optometrists...

The impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s graduate and locum optometrists

In 2020, almost one million of Australia’s 13.7-million-person labour force lost employment due to COVID-19 and in New Zealand, the unemployment rate rose to...

Are there enough optometrists in Australia?

In 2018, a report by Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned by Specsavers which investigated the supply and demand of Australia’s optometric workforce until 2037. The...