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New Specsavers award for customer service announced

Specsavers has announced the launch of a new team member award, The Dame Mary Perkins Award for Outstanding Patient Care, as part of the launch of the Specsavers Clinical Conference for 2021.  SCC, which runs this year from May until October, always includes the announcement of the annual Doug Perkins Medal winners.  This year for the first time we will also recognise our team's...

SCC is back for 2021 with live and virtual events

Specsavers are thrilled to announce that the Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) is back for 2021 with a series of live and virtual sessions commencing May 18, 2021. Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) has become the highlight of the ANZ optometry professional development calendar. Now in its tenth year and having been delivered both in-person and virtually across the past few years,...

Pathway commences its 30th intake

The next generation of retail and optometry leaders have begun training this week, kicking off a milestone 30th intake of Pathway, Specsavers’ joint venture partner development program. In the turbulence of 2020, the program converted to a virtual platform so its 30th intake modules are set to inspire and educate participants for the next five months in virtual classrooms utilising...

60% Glaucoma Reductions in the past six years

Six years after introducing a comprehensive, structured, and consistent approach to glaucoma detection, Specsavers data shows we have reduced the level of undiagnosed glaucoma among patients by at least 60%. In an article published in this month's Mivision Opthalmic Journal, outlines our journey - part of our Transforming Eye Health Strategy to significantly reduce undiagnosed glaucoma. Over several years of measuring, refining, benchmarking,...

SCC 2021 Online Series is back with a Glaucoma Week special event 

To recognise World Glaucoma Week, the Specsavers Clinical Conference 2021 Online Series kicked off on Tuesday 9 March with a special event webinar.  Hosted by Dr Joseph Paul from the Specsavers Optometry team, nearly 500 people joined the event that featured a live presentation from Dr Katherine Masselos, a glaucoma specialist in both public and private practice in NSW, as well as a video from Glaucoma Australia CEO Annie Gibbins.  Dr Paul opened the webinar with...

Contact Lens Surface Technology

This case study is provided by our SCC Online Series partner Alcon.

What a dry eye practice looks like in 2020

This case study is provided by our SCC Online Series partner BOC.

The resilience of contact lenses

This case study is provided by our SCC Online Series partner Alcon. By Megan Zabell Megan Zabell graduated from the University of Melbourne as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist in 2011. She worked in a private optometry practice for 7 years and also taught preclinical optometry at the University of Melbourne for 4 years. Megan has a particular interest in the treatment of...

Discovering innovative contact lens material & design for patients

This case study is provided by our SCC Online Series partner Bausch+Lomb. This series of videos will enable you to: 1. To explore the properties and functions of contact lens materials 2. To review principles behind toric lens design, including geometry and stabilisation options 3 To understand how lens material and design influence lens wearability and fitting success. To complete the MCQs for this...

Introducing Biofinity® toric multifocal

This case study is provided by our SCC Online Series partner CooperVision. View the latest webinar from the CooperVision Academy to learn about the new Biofinity toric multifocal contact lenses. Existing and emerging presbyopes represent a major practice growth opportunity and a significant proportion have astigmatism. To date the contact lens options for these patients have been limited. Biofinity toric multifocal provides...