Archive for April, 2017

Lady Cilento Alignment Program

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Simon recently spent a day at the Eye Clinic at Lady Cilento Hospital as part of a Government Initiative.  In an attempt to reduce the unfortunately long wait for children to be seen at LCH, suitably trained Optometrists can now assist by having stable situations returned to their care for ongoing routine review.  At present, children have been kept under review for too long and as a result, new patients are waiting unreasonable periods of time for an appointment.

If the program is seen to be successful, it would be feasible that waiting lists in other facilities be addressed in a similar manner.

New Myopia Control Contacts

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Simon has recently received approval to prescribe a new “myopia control” contact lens.  As the name indicates, the lens is aimed at slowing down the progress of short sightedness in young (pre & early teen) people.

Simon will endeavor to discuss this option directly with suitable patients in the coming months.  If your child wears glasses for distance tasks (blackboard etc) please contact us for more information.

Thanks to Maria

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

We want to send a special thank-you out to the lovely Maria who helped out in the practice recently.  For someone to step in to what was a very busy situation, without much training, was remarkable.

Thanks heaps Maria.

Back to University for Simon

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Simon is one week into an 18 month journey towards a “Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics”  In summary, this has been a couple of years in the making and will enable Simon to prescribe a wide range of Ocular Medications.  With this will come utilization of different techniques and eventually different diagnostic equipment. By all reports the content is comprehensive and Simon has found the lifestyle change quite a challenge.

Supporting Local Businesses

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Local Barista Adam picked up his new specs recently and with a smile like that, do you figure he likes them???  B.T.W,  great coffee at “The Woodman’s Axe” here in Stones Corner.

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