Entries by Vivienne Forbes

ODMA and Optometry Victoria launch O=MEGA19

ODMA and Optometry Victoria have announced the most significant change to the optometric conferences and events landscape in Australia for many years. The two market leaders in optics education and events have joined forces to launch O=MEGA19, a biennial event which will be the largest education, eye care and eyewear event ever seen in Australia. […]

ODMA Trivia:

The invention of eyewear cannot be attributed to a particular person. As early as 700BC, ancient Assyrians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans and Greeks were using different objects for magnification. For example, according to Glasses Crafter an eyewear company, ancient Assyrians used polished crystal while ancient Romans and Greeks filled glass spheres with water. Pictured is The […]

Don’t shower with contact lenses!

How many people know that if you shower in contact lenses, a harmful organism called acanthamoeba that lives in the domestic water supply can get stuck behind the lens? Swimming and even showering in lenses is an ‘absolute no-no’, it lives in the domestic water supply, and if you shower or swim in contact lenses […]