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Impressive turn out for first-ever SCC Online

This week we wrapped up the live component of our first-ever SCC Online Series, after 12 weeks and 12 live webinars featuring ophthalmologists and industry experts from around Australia and New Zealand. Optometrists from across ANZ participated in the series, with each live event attracting upwards of 300-400 participants. These live events were also supplemented with written articles and on-demand videos...

Specsavers unveils key sunglasses styles for Spring/Summer ’20

To celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, our new Spring/Summer collections are launching in stores. From the fashionista or quirky side to the classic, or laid-back side, Specsavers has all the colours, shapes, and styles to cover every customer this summer. Key shapes include easy-to-wear and classic slim vintage ovals, retro rectangular frames that evoke ‘90s nostalgia, and iconic round eye shapes in dynamic,...

Strengthening bonds in Fiji

Rowena Fuller is an optometrist at Specsavers Ballarat, She has recently participated in our virtual outreach sessions in Fiji in partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation.  When I first had the opportunity to take part in the Specsavers Outreach Program in Fiji in 2018, it was moving to see how hard the students worked in such a short amount of...

Specsavers launch sun smart campaign

Specsavers has launched a new campaign encouraging Aussies to be sun smart, after new research indicates consumers aren't aware of the impacts the sun can have on their eyesight. The research, commissioned by Specsavers, has found that 6 out of 10 Aussies aren’t aware that the sun can permanently damage eyes by causing things like cataracts, cancer or macular degeneration. While...

KeepSight reaches 100,000 milestone

KeepSight, the national diabetes eye screening program aimed at supporting patients with diabetes to remember their annual eye checks has reached an important milestone - registering 100,000 patients in its database. The program commenced just over 12 months ago and aims to reduce the toll of diabetes-related vision loss in the population by ensuring all people with diabetes access recommend...

Specsavers launches new Health Hub on World Sight Day

Specsavers has launched its new Health Hub website, to coincide with World Sight Day 2020. Health Hub is a platform dedicated to sharing updates on detection, referral, and treatment progress for key eye conditions and on the utilisation of optometry services in New Zealand and Australia. The main objective of the site is to record and share insights on eye...

Managing anterior infection and inflammation

Are you interested in learning more about anterior infection and inflammation? In our penultimate SCCO live event this Wednesday evening, October 7, we are fortunate to have two guest presenters, Dr Brendan Cronin and Associate Professor Lyndell Lim. Dr Cronin will talk about the diagnosis and management of bacterial and viral keratitis. This lecture will focus on optometry diagnosis and treatment of multiple...

Specsavers scoops 2020 LearnX awards

Specsavers' Retail Training & Development team has once again received recognition from LearnX, taking out seven awards at the LearnX Live! Virtual Summit & Awards Show on Thursday 17 September 2020. Specsavers took home won Platinum Awards (the top award) for every category entered; an amazing acknowledgment from the industry. The categories included: Best Induction/Onboarding Project: Specsavers Learning Journey Best Learning & Development Project: Specsavers...

Bendigo optometrist cares for local and global community

COVID-19 lockdowns leading to pent-up demand has meant that optometrists have never been more in demand to assist the communities that they serve. But for one Bendigo-based Specsavers optometrist, caring for the eyes of her community wasn’t enough. Emma Ingram recently hosted a one-hour webinar training session, organised by Specsavers and The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, and attended by nurses...

Specsavers graduates published in prestigious journal

Three Specsavers graduates and Flinders University alumni, along with a fourth colleague have recently been published in Pharma and Optometry Australia's official journal, Clinical and Experimental Optometry.  Alexandra Coffey from Specsavers Norwood, Emily Hutton from Specsavers Mildura, and Louise Combe from Specsavers Clare, along with Pooja Bhindi who works for Innovative Eye Care in Adelaide, developed the paper as part of...