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Optometry case study: Normal-tension glaucoma

By Tyson Xu, Specsavers Nowra, NSW History Px: 82-year-old Caucasian female Reason for visit: Noticed her RE wasn’t as clear as her LE, even with optical correction from a year ago GH: Controlled hypertensive and migraine sufferer Meds: Multiple, but no steroidal medication POH: Bilateral pseudophakia for the last 6 years. Was initially diagnosed at the time with glaucoma by the ophthalmologist but was lost to follow up FOH: No...

New Zealanders help save sight with a glance

In what is believed to be a New Zealand first, Specsavers has donated $10,000 to The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand for Auckland residents’ engagement with a 'smart billboard'. The digital billboard, which went live for one-and-a-half weeks in December 2018 at the Rialto Shopping Centre in Newmarket, used facial recognition technology built into its screen to detect when someone...

CPD: Transforming eye health: SCC7 clinical pearls – Part 2 (AU 2C)

From Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September 2018, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted more than 750 optometrists and optometry students for the seventh Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC7). With the theme ‘Transforming Eye Health’, the conference program comprised 15 clinical talks delivered over two days by leaders and experts in eye care. This course looks at some of the clinical...

CPD: Transforming eye health: SCC7 clinical pearls – Part 1 (AU 2C)

From Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September 2018, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre hosted more than 750 optometrists and optometry students for the seventh Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC7). With the theme ‘Transforming Eye Health’, the conference program comprised 15 clinical talks delivered over two days by leaders and experts in eye care. This course outlines the clinical pearls from the...

2018 ProFile Case Study Competition winners

What do a graduate optometrist from New South Wales and a New Zealand-based dispensing optician have in common? They’ve both won trips to Specsavers Australia & New Zealand’s biggest professional development events after sharing their knowledge. Numerous high-quality case studies were sent in by both Specsavers and non-Specsavers optical professionals as part of the 2018 ProFile Case Study Competition. These...

Clinical imaging: OCT clinical indicators for functional testing – Case #2

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.

Dispensing: Prescription analysis – Case #4

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.

Tenth anniversary for Specsavers New Zealand

Last month, Specsavers celebrated its 10th year in the New Zealand market, with Thursday, 8 November 2018 marking a decade since the company opened its first New Zealand practice in Albany in November 2008. The opening came hot on the heels of the Australian rollout that had commenced in late February of the same year. By the end of the...

Specsavers gains Aussie vote with second award

Australians have again acknowledged Specsavers’ high standard of customer service, with a popular vote conferring Specsavers the title of Optometrist Gold Winner in the Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards for the second year in a row. The annual survey asked 1,500 Australians to nominate service providers across 40 categories for their excellent customer service. Companies were then ranked by how...

Transforming eye health: SCC7 clinical pearls – Part 2

In addition to a strong focus on glaucoma and diabetes, the seventh Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC7) held from Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 September 2018 covered topics including the role that the eye can play in diagnosing systemic disease, anterior conditions such as corneal lesions and red eye, and posterior conditions such as ocular tumours and retinal lesions. Presentations...