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Specsavers makes World Glaucoma Week donation as detection rates continue to rise

Specsavers has donated thousands of dollars to Australia’s peak glaucoma patient support group to highlight World Glaucoma Week as Specsavers optometrists continue to detect and refer an increasing number of patients for glaucoma. Shining a light on World Glaucoma Week, which took place from 10 to 16 March 2019, Australian Specsavers stores donated $10,000 to Glaucoma Australia, which provides support...

Dispensing: Prescription analysis – Case #6

This case was among a series presented by Miranda Richardson FBDO, Assistant Director of Professional Examinations for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, for peer discussion at the second Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC2) in August 2018.

Registration for therapeutics qualification closing soon

Two weeks remain before Specsavers registrations close for the Australian College of Optometry Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (ACO-COT). The ACO-COT postgraduate certificate leads to a recognised qualification for therapeutic practice, and 80 T (AU) and 40 CD (NZ) points can be claimed upon completion of the program. Specsavers optometrists are eligible for a group discount. The ACO-COT curriculum has been developed by...

Glaucoma detection gains momentum with 250th Specsavers OCT

Specsavers has reached another two milestones in its rollout of OCT across the Australian and New Zealand store network, with glaucoma detection rates continuing to lift as more practices gain access to the technology. In late February, Specsavers Australia & New Zealand installed its 250th OCT in the Specsavers North Lakes store in Queensland. Within the same week, Specsavers North...

Supporting patients through their glaucoma journey: Glaucoma Australia

As part of World Glaucoma Week, which takes place from 10 to 16 March 2019, ProFile spoke to Glaucoma Australia CEO Annie Gibbins about how the organisation’s services aim to help save the sight of both diagnosed and undiagnosed glaucoma patients, and how it supports optometrists in working towards this shared goal. How does Glaucoma Australia work with Optometry...

Clinical imaging: OCT clinical indicators for functional testing – Case #5

With a focus on diagnosis of eye disease, particularly glaucoma, the following clinical images demonstrate the importance of performing appropriate functional testing when it is clinically indicated in structural assessment. Case #5 Case supplied by Run Yan, Specsavers Mornington, VIC Px: 74-year-old male IOPs: RE 11mmHg and LE 14mmHg OCT widefield reports: Consider the structural information provided in the OCT scans above: What’s normal? What’s...

Guest case study: Making a difference – a low-vision case

Nabill Jacob, Clinical Relationship Manager for Vision Australia, which was one of the fundraising partners at the 2019 Specsavers Partnership Seminar, presents an example low-vision case that demonstrates the difference optometrists can make with a simple referral.   As the clinical face of eye health, you review and help different people get the most out of their vision every day,...

Optometry case study: A classic presentation of benign intracranial hypertension

By Noni Rupasinghe, Specsavers Sale, VIC History Px: 19-year-old female Reason for visit: Presented for routine biennial check-up. Patient had been getting increasing migraines which she thought were a result of her driving and studying frequently. GH: Overweight, but no other health issues, no medication POH: No ocular issues FOH: No relevant issues

Partnership grows #STRONGER at biennial Specsavers partner seminar

Specsavers store partners came together on Saturday 2 March at the ICC in Sydney’s Darling Harbour for the biennial Specsavers Partnership Seminar. More than 800 partners and support team members were present for the event, which was themed ‘#STRONGER’ as both groups looked ahead towards the continued strengthening of the Specsavers Joint Venture Partnership. While guest MCs Hamish & Andy...

Outstanding achievements recognised at Specsavers Awards for Excellence Dinner

Specsavers Australia & New Zealand recognised store and individual excellence across ten esteemed categories at the Awards for Excellence Dinner on 2 March. The Awards for Excellence Dinner, which concluded the biennial Specsavers Partnership Seminar at ICC Sydney, evoked a distinctly Mardi Gras theme – a nod to the festivities taking place in the streets of Sydney that same night....