Entries by Vivienne Forbes

Australia wins bid for World Congress of Optometry in 2021

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is set to announce that the 4th World Council Congress of Optometry will be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2021. The winning competitive global tender was put together by Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) and the Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association of Australia (ODMA). The WCO will run alongside […]

10 signs your child might need glasses

Be aware of possible signs of a vision problem to give your child the best chance of reaching their full potential.  Look out for: 1. Lots of squinting or trouble recognising people or things in the distance 2. Frequent blinking or eye rubbing. 3. Using a finger to guide the eyes while reading. 4. Slipping […]

O=MEGA19 Post Show Report

The Australian optical industry’s largest education, eyecare and eyewear event was well represented across all key segments. The trade show hosted a total of 130 exhibitors offering a range of products and services. Popular features on the show floor were the Awards of Excellence presentation shortlisting the very best in fashion, innovation and technology, Live Window Dressing & Window Dressing Competition and the Bausch & […]

O=MEGA19 Post Show Report

The Australian optical industry’s largest education, eyecare and eyewear event was well represented across all key segments. The trade show hosted a total of 130 exhibitors offering a range of products and services. Popular features on the show floor were the Awards of Excellence presentation shortlisting the very best in fashion, innovation and technology, Live Window Dressing & Window Dressing Competition and the Bausch & […]

Myopia is on the Rise

It is estimated that by 2050, 50% of the population will be short-sighted, which will create a potentially major public health crisis. Myopic patients in the long term are more susceptible to cataracts, macular degeneration and retinal detachment*. The aim is to raise awareness about the impact myopia is likely to have on the lives […]

If you build it, will they come?

The time is here – you have booked exhibition space at a trade show, maybe a booth, perhaps something more significant. You’ve set it up, the products look good, there are banners, flyers, products, catalogues, you name it, it is there. You are pumped and ready to go! Doors open, attendees are here – then […]

Refusing to Wear Your Glasses? – In denial?

The old stigma around wearing glasses no longer exists and glasses and the variety of styles available are becoming more popular than ever. So – Why are glasses still not being worn by people who need them?. Whatever the reason is, not wearing glasses can result in serious short term and long term effects. We all know glasses […]

Colour Vision Deteriorates with age

Have you had your eyes tested lately? Cells in the retina that are responsible for normal colour vision decline in sensitivity as we age, causing colours to become less bright and the contrast between different colours to be less noticeable. You may not notice it as it has happened slowly over time but it might be worth […]

Why regular vision checks are important at any age

As we all know our vision and the gift of sight is one of the most important and precious gifts we have, but sadly many people wait until they have problems before they see an optometrist. An eye exam is the first step to fix vision problems, the severity of the problem can be reduced […]