Entries by Finola Carey

Q&A with Dr James Muecke AM

In our final Blog post for 2020, this is a nice way to finish off a tough year with a good news story with the 2020 Australian of the Year, Adelaide eye surgeon Dr James Muecke. He speaks to ODMA CEO, Finola Carey about his life and work in helping to prevent blindness with Sight […]

The TRUTH about Blue Light

One of the most frequently talked about topics in the eyewear industry is currently blue light and blue light blocking lenses. This article focuses on blue light and the products being offered which have been designed to reduce exposure. Although the sun is the main source of blue light, the mounting concerns about exposure to it, […]

New mandatory Sunglass Standard to apply July 2019

Published in 2017, the Consumer Goods (Sunglasses and Fashion Spectacles) Safety Standard 2017 sets out the mandatory requirements for sunglasses and fashion spectacles. The mandatory standard is based on sections of the voluntary Australian/New Zealand standard AS?NZS 1067.1:2016 Eye and face protection – sunglasses and fashion spectacles (available from SAI Global) A transitional period allows compliance […]

Frames and Lenses to be removed from TGA register

Last month ODMA and three other like-minded associations – The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the Australian Medical Manufacturers and Distributors Association (AMMDA) and the Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ASTA) combined to form The Medical Devices Small Business Coalition, whose mission is to ensure that the needs of small business in the medical devices sector […]

What have the Romans ever done for us?

Not for Profit Association Members often ask what does my Association do for me? Particularly in the industry group sector. One answer is “provides advocacy”, but how can this be measured? Advocacy is a bit like advertising in this context. It definitely works but what part works best – no one really knows. As the CEO of a small […]

OSHOW – SHOPPING WEEKEND in Melbourne with FREE AFL Tickets

The fashion capital of Australia will not disappoint this July when OSHOW returns to Peninsula at Docklands. Organised and hosted by ODMA, more than 45 ANZ leaders in equipment, sunglasses, frames, and lenses are participating in the event. OSHOW will deliver the latest optical industry technology showcase in the fashion capital of Australia. The line up includes all your […]

Are celebrities normalising wearing glasses?

At the Oscars in early March, many of the Actors on stage were wearing glasses. American social media was abuzz with it, and we optical wholesalers thought – Hallelujah, at last! – But do we now wonder why? Glasses have been around for a long time – Why has everyone not noticed people wearing them? Why was […]

Exciting boutique event OSHOW returns to Melbourne.

Following on from the success of the 2016 event, OSHOW2018 the boutique event for the optical industry will run from 14-15 July 2018. To be held in Melbourne considered the fashion capital of Australia, O-Show provides a great opportunity to have the latest industry trends in technology and fashion showcased in the Southern part of […]