Leading South Australian optometry centre, Flinders Vision, is tackling difficult vision problems with innovative research and new equipment.
Staff and industry stakeholders have gathered at the Flinders Vision Clinic on Wednesday (October 1) to celebrate the official launch of the new eye care centre.
The World Health Organisation’s most recent Global Burden of Disease register rates blindness as less of a burden than a pain of the neck.
Australia remains the only developed country in the world not to have eliminated trachoma, the leading cause of infectious blindness, despite recent progress in tackling the disease.
Optometrists from Flinders University will soon be able to diagnose and manage eye diseases in rural and remote communities – all from the comfort of their computer chair.
Flinders University researchers are trying to determine exactly how eye disease affects quality of life in a bid to target and improve treatments.