SCC virtual series popularity an all-time high

On Wednesday, June 30, Specsavers hosted its third SCC virtual session, with more than 600 people livestreaming across Australia and New Zealand. Presenters Dr Kate Reid, Opthalmologist from ANU Medical School and Dr Loren Rose, specialising in paediatric opthalmology from PersonalEyes, delivered insightful presentations on Managing Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Paediatric Eye Emergencies. Dr Reid talked about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of IIH, and gave many valuable clinical pearls for optometrists to help them diagnose these patients and refer them appropriately. Dr Rose presented on a series of paediatric eye emergencies, ranging from corneal infections to neoplasia, and

By |1 July 2021|Events|

Specsavers Virtual Information Evening – Wednesday 28th April

Specsavers Professional Departments will be providing information on the current optometry landscape, opportunities at Specsavers, our new Locum app, and our mission to change lives through better sight. We are offering two sessions on Wednesday 28th April: Australia’s virtual event starting 8pm AEST New Zealand’s virtual event starting 6.30pm NZST On the evening, attendees will hear more about how Specsavers’ equipment and technology strategies, major investments into optometry and dispensing professional development, and close working relationships with ophthalmology and various eye disease stakeholders are improving patient outcomes in Australia and New Zealand. If you would like to attend the information evening please

By |15 April 2021|Events, News|

SCC 2021 Online Series is back with a Glaucoma Week special event 

To recognise World Glaucoma Week, the Specsavers Clinical Conference 2021 Online Series kicked off on Tuesday 9 March with a special event webinar.  Hosted by Dr Joseph Paul from the Specsavers Optometry team, nearly 500 people joined the event that featured a live presentation from Dr Katherine Masselos, a glaucoma specialist in both public and private practice in NSW, as well as a video from Glaucoma Australia CEO Annie Gibbins.  Dr Paul opened the webinar with a look back at Specsavers' glaucoma journey over the past five years. With studies showing 50% of glaucoma goes undiagnosed in the community, Specsavers’ journey started with a single goal – to detect every case of glaucoma in our patients.    Over the course of the next

By |15 March 2021|Events, News|

SCC8 platinum sponsors release additional CPD

Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC8) delegates can now access exclusive accredited CPD provided by platinum sponsors Novartis, Alcon and Menicon. The independent learning CPD supplied by the platinum sponsors can be accessed in the recently launched SCC8 app and is accredited for up to 6 Australian CPD points and up to 3 New Zealand general CPD credits. This is in addition to the previously announced 35 Australian CPD points (including 12 therapeutic points) and up to 11.3 New Zealand CPD credits (including 6.5 clinical diagnostic points and 1 glaucoma education point) on offer over the two days of the conference. Delegates

By |30 August 2019|Events, News|

SDC3: All about the customer

The customer and how to meet their changing visual needs was front and centre at the third Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3). SDC3 took place as a series of one-day events from 4 to 9 August across four Australian cities: Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The events attracted a combined total of almost 400 attendees, including both Specsavers and non-Specsavers qualified dispensers and optical dispensing students. Richard Couch, Specsavers’ Head of Ophthalmic Lenses and Dispensing Advancement, opened the conference by outlining the current eye health landscape, and why raising the standards of dispensing was of critical importance. “Patients entering into our

By |30 August 2019|Events|

Last chance to win a free pass to SDC3

With less than two weeks left before the first event begins in Perth, now is your last chance to enter the draw to win one of 20 free passes to the Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3). SDC3 will take place from 4 to 9 August 2019 as a one-day, roadshow-style event held in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Open to all qualified optical dispensers – both Specsavers and non-Specsavers – and optical dispensing students, the conference will feature practical and theoretical workshops presented by experts in the field. The conference presents an excellent opportunity for qualified dispensers to challenge and extend

By |23 July 2019|Events, News|

Lens lectures round out SDC3 program

The final two speakers in the Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3) program have been revealed to be representatives of two major lens manufacturers. SDC3 will be held as a one-day, roadshow-style conference in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney from 4 to 9 August 2019, with presentations from six speakers. Sofia Fazal One of these speakers will be Sofia Fazal, Professional Services Manager for Carl Zeiss Vision UK. In her interactive session, Sofia will explore the visual demands and requirements of the ‘pre-presbyopic patient’ – young adults who are facing increasing visual demands due to the current digital era. The presentation

By |19 June 2019|Events, News|

International dispensing experts head Down Under for SDC3

Three more speakers in the Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3) line-up have been revealed, with some familiar faces returning from the UK. SDC3 will take place from 4 to 9 August 2019 in a roadshow-style format, with the event being held in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The conference will involve six presentations delivered by a combination of local dispensing experts and international guest speakers, and will conclude with drinks and canapés. Donald Crichton The conference will be opened by Donald Crichton FBDO, President of the Association of Dispensing Opticians New Zealand and Vice President of the International Opticians

By |31 May 2019|Events, News|

OLEEP rollout begins across Australia and New Zealand

The national rollout of the Ophthalmologist Local Education and Engagement Program (OLEEP) has commenced, with the first three official sessions being held in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. OLEEP is a collaboration between RANZCO and Specsavers and connects groups of Specsavers optometrists with local RANZCO ophthalmologists for a series of ophthalmologist-led education and professional development events. Rather than one-off CPD evenings, the focus of the OLEEP sessions is on ongoing, patient outcome- and feedback-based education. Each session involves reflection on both individual and group changes in referral patterns and patient outcomes using Specsavers’ professional benchmark summaries. This reflection

By |31 May 2019|Events, News|

Specsavers hosts largest Pathway graduation

Continuing its trend of record numbers, Specsavers Australia & New Zealand recently hosted its largest annual Pathway graduation function, with almost 50 more optical professionals now ready to lead their own Specsavers store. On the evening of 3 May, 46 optometrists and senior retail team members – 37 from across Australia and 9 from New Zealand – celebrated their graduation from Pathway, Specsavers’ partnership development program. The graduation event was held at the RACV City Club in Melbourne, and the Pathway graduates were accompanied by the Pathway faculty and Retail Support team members who had supported the participants throughout their journey.

By |9 May 2019|Events, News|
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