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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...

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...

The rates of optometric attendance and referral for patients with diabetes

In December 2018, ahead of the launch of KeepSight in April 2019, Specsavers invested in the enhancement of its patient management system, enabling a consistent...

Using visual field assessment to detect glaucoma

OCT helps to facilitate the detection of glaucoma at a stage where visual field loss is minimal, allowing the greatest opportunity for patients to...

COVID-19 and Australia’s eye health

In March 2020, Australia faced unprecedented and immediate disruption to all services as the country battled the unknown effects of COVID-19. The eye health...