Impressions by Clare Campitelli and Amy

Touted as one of the most highly anticipated events on the annual OEP calendar we were given the time date and meeting place for this first CCVC on home soil - but little more. No program, no pre-reading, no week before reminder email - just a topic: "What is a lens ?"

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by  ACBO's resident bon vivant Mark Overton.

Sam Miranda has set up a wonderful winery on the Snow Road near Brown Brothers at Oxley in Victoria.

Sam’s Prosecco is made entirely from the Prosecco grape variety grown in the King Valley near Whitfield.

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With Bryan Smith.

Learn more about prescribing ambient prism lenses.

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CR Surfacing is introducing new Tomato Glasses

Learn more about the product range.

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If you ever thought optometrists were introverts, then you didn't see what happened at our conference dinner, The Red Eye Ball!

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The National ACBO Vision Conference was held in early July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Each year ACBO presents a two day conference that always tries to have a high clinical component.

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A team of researchers at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital are trying to answer a basic but overlooked question: Are students struggling to read because they can't see?

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The Specialist Certificate in the Management of Paediatric Patients offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences in the Faculty of Science course covers central issues within the field of paediatric optometry. 

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Last week, I took an audit of the OEP Art & Science Course run by ACBO and sure enough, it was education that satisfied my expectations and beyond.

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"I just examined a lady who has 4 almost identical pairs of glasses from 4 different optometrists that were prescribed for her over a 5 year period and they all make her vomit!"

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Did you miss out on our latest conference?  Read what Sally Doyle, Mike Smith, Carolyn McIlvin, Melissa Allen and Susan Walters had to say, and keep an eye on our event calendar!

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Last weekend saw the start of ACBO's popular Practical Vision Therapy program for 2015.  ACBO Fellow George Sahely did the course alongside his Vision Therapist Julie - read about what the course had to offer each of them:

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Behavioural Optometrists Anne Pezzimenti and Peter Nixon present a Vision Therapy case study.

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The ATO have published guidelines to explain how it will assess the risk of its anti-avoidance provisions, (otherwise known as Part IVA) applying to the profits from a professional firm carried on through a partnership, trust or company, where the income is not personal services income.

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Did you know that being an ACBO member is good for your hip-pocket? 

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Prior to her work as a vision therapist, Katie completed an Honours degree in Visual Arts at the University of Southern Queensland.

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In business “Contingency Planning” is a vital activity to ensure the continuity of your practice and to protect your interests.

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For some time we have been able to provide our employees (including business owners who are also employees) with laptops and have them exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax.

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by  ACBO's resident bon vivant Mark Overton.

Actually this is quite often true, but it’s certainly not a hard and fast rule. The use of Stelvin metal caps on wine these days has changed the game a lot but even so, not all whites are good to keep.

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This comes from the first chapter in “Interdisciplinary Perspectives” and is written by Timothy Barth PhD, who is Chairman and Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Neuroscience Program at Texas Christian University.

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