News, Views & FAQs
ACBO was recently contacted by Insight News magazine to respond to accusations by a few ophthalmologists concerning optometrists providing unnecessary vision screenings in schools, charging Medicare for the screenings, and prescribing glasses which should not, in the eye surgeons’ opinions, be prescribed. ACBO responded to the factually incorrect, unjustified and malicious assertions, and the Insight News article can be seen here
Although ACBO submitted a thorough rebuttal, this was heavily edited in the published Insight News article. We now want to set the record straight by publishing our original response in its full form. Please read on...
Graduate Programs for Optometrists
The Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences offer optometrists the opportunity to keep abreast of new developments in significant areas of optometry by studying subjects from a range of our diverse postgraduate courses. All subjects/courses are specifically designed for off-campus study in a supportive and collaborative environment. Practitioners have the opportunity to complete and apply required tasks in their own practice. Subjects contribute to either a specialist
New evidence published this week by a Professor at the University of Wisconsin in the USA suggests that 30 minutes or more of video games on a daily basis could adversely affect visual development, in particular the ability of the eye to focus.
Looking for research? Look no further - Here it is.
Irlen lenses are coloured spectacles proposed to help children or adults with reading problems. The lenses are chosen as a result of a guided trial and error process supervised by an Irlen lens franchise holder. However, reading difficulties can range from mild to severe to dyslexia, are often caused by a number of factors in combination, and are rarely due to one cause alone.
The use of tinted lenses for pattern glare associated with various conditions is an evolving science and practice of optometry, and has been summarised in a paper available to ACBO members and the public in the Evidence section of the ACBO website.
When you advertise your services on your website or in your practice it is important to comply with the advertising guidelines promulgated in 2014 by the Optometry Board of Australia
As the festive season approaches many businesses are considering what gifts they will give staff and clients.
As a result many business owners are also left wondering about the tax implications of gift giving – in particular the FBT and income tax consequences.