Thursday, August 6, 2020

Student News & Opportunities

Time management in the clinical environment

Graduate optometrist Sharni Welran (pictured here with colleague Nadiah and Optometry Partner Mick) works between Specsavers Richmond and Specsavers Nelson stores in Nelson, New Zealand....

Imposter syndrome as a graduate

Emma Ingram began her career with Specsavers in 2014 as an optical assistant in Bendigo and later Waurn Ponds while completing her optometry degree....

Optometry students: register now for SCCO 2020

Each year, Specsavers hosts the Specsavers Clinical Conference, one of the biggest professional development conferences in the Australia and New Zealand optometry calendar. However, due...

Why I went regional – a graduate perspective

Early career optometrist Richard Cheng from Specsavers Nowra Stockland in New South Wales graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a...

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...

Optometry case study: Paracentral acute middle maculopathy

By Bernard Sakran, Specsavers Elanora, QLD History Px: 47-year-old male Reason for visit: Had noticed 2 ‘grey small spots’ in RE vision which started 3 days prior to presentation. Reported...

Last chance to win a trip to SCC8

There are only a few weeks left to enter the Spectrum Prize Draw for a chance to win a trip to the eighth Specsavers...

Clinical imaging: OCT clinical indicators for functional testing – Case #10

With a focus on diagnosis of eye disease, particularly glaucoma, the following clinical images demonstrate the importance of performing appropriate functional testing when it...

Optometry case study: Coats’ disease

By Sam Schneider, Specsavers Mandurah, WA History Px: 9-year-old white male Reason for visit: Troubles while reading GH: Normal, no medications POH: Nil, prior visit 3 years prior unremarkable (Figure 2) FOH: Nil Clinical Assessment Unaided VA: R: 6/6-3       ...

Graduate optometrists share learnings from Year Two Projects

Eighteen early-career optometrists that graduated from Deakin University two years ago have concluded their Specsavers Graduate Program journey with a presentation on the findings...