Optometry NSW/ACT News: 01 May 2015

Super Sunday 2015 - Don't Miss It!

Sunday 24 May, at Australian Technology Park, Redfern.

Saturday 23 May, workshops at UNSW and Centre for Eye Health.

An unparalleled range of speakers giving you up to 30 CPD points in just one day, or up to 48 points if you combine it with the Saturday afternoon workshops. Register online today by clicking here.

If you can’t (or don’t want to) pay online, call the office on (02) 9712 2199 and we’ll arrange things with you. For full details of speakers and topics, download the conference brochure here. Look forward to seeing you!

Advantage Program - Driving a Better Deal on Motor Vehicles

As an Optometry Australia member, you have access to special offers and discounts with a range of products and services to suit your business and lifestyle needs.

Our Advantage Program partners have been carefully chosen as being among the best in their industry. For example Car Assist, which is available through Member Benefits Australia, provides members with access to substantial savings on new motor vehicle purchases.

There is a large range of motor vehicles to choose from, some also offering free servicing and roadside assistance as part of their respective corporate programs and Car Assist will also help with the disposal of your existing motor vehicle.

The feedback from members using the program has been positive. Mr Robert Barini, a NSW member, purchased a new motor vehicle in 2014. “The service was excellent, it was easy and there is no waste of time having to talk to sales people. They even looked after my trade-in,” Mr Barini said.

For more information and confirmation of Advantage program partners and services please visit us.

International Cornea & Contact Lens Conference

22-24 May, Gold Coast. For further details, click here.

EyeQ Associate Network

EyeQ Optometrists Ltd (EQO) have recently announced the launch of an Associate Network supporting independent full-scope optometry practices to compete in Australia’s congested optical retail environment. EQO is an Australian-owned, optometrist-led company with a current total of 19 practices across all mainland states. Of the 19 practices, 16 are corporate-owned practices, with two Optometry Australia State Presidents among the first three Associate sites. For more information on the EyeQ network click here.

Ken Bell Retires

Renowned contact lens practitioner and long time President of the Contact Lens Society, Ken Bell has finally decided to call it a day after 73 years in optics.

Ken started as an optical mechanic in the practice of WG Kett. He progressed to study optometry at Sydney Technical College, graduating in 1952. Ken practiced throughout SE Asia before becoming involved with the Contact Lens Society in 1969, marking the start of a contribution which spanned decades. To read an outstanding article on Ken’s contribution to optometry, click here.

Ken Bell - photo credit to Clinical and Experimental Optometry
Photo credit: Clinical and Experimental Optometry

Optometry Giving Sight - Changing Lives Around the World

OGS is optometry’s charity – and it is making a huge difference to the lives of people all around the globe. See your Optometry Giving Sight donations at work and meet Luis from El Salvador by clicking here.

YWAM Medical Ships Outreach to Papua New Guinea

YWAM are holding two outreach trips in May and June 2015 and are looking for optometrists to be part of those missions. For further details, click here.

The Definitive Medicare Seminar

To listen to "The Definitive Medicare Seminar" recently hosted by NSW/ACT, click here.