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Optometry Giving Sight Australia is moving PDF
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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The Australian office of Optometry Giving Sight will be relocating to Sydney. The new office will be up and running on Tuesday 27th April.

The Melbourne office will close on Tuesday 20th April. Judith Cook will remain Australasian Manager for Optometry Giving Sight. The contact phone number, 1300 88 10 73, will remain the same. Other details are as follows:

Address: PO Box 6378, UNSW, Sydney, NSW 1466

Tel: 02 9385 5207 and fax: 02 9385 5177 

Ophthalmologist terminates service agreement with Vision Group PDF
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Monday, 19 April 2010

Vision Group Holdings Limited recently engaged in discussions with Dr Thomas Eshun-Wilson about a payment that may become due to him under his staged acquisition agreement.

Dr Eshun-Wilson sought a payment which, in the Company's view, was substantially greater than the amount to which he may be contractually entitled. Further, in the Company's view, the staged payment requested by Dr Eshun-Wilson significantly exceeded the value of the business that was acquired from him. While the Company negotiated with Dr Eshun-Wilson in good faith and with the aim of arriving at a fair and reasonable resolution to this matter, with the best interests of its shareholders in mind, the Company could not agree to the staged payment amount requested by Dr Eshun-Wilson.

The Company advises that its service agreement with Dr Thomas Eshun-Wilson was terminated by Dr Eshun-Wilson 16 April 2010. In correspondence to the Company, Dr Eshun-Wilson claims that the Company is in breach of the service agreement. Following its consideration of legal advice and all of the circumstances, the Company has formed the view that these claims are without merit. The Company considers that Dr Eshun -Wilson's termination was wrongful and intends to institute court proceedings in due course.

Dr Eshun-Wilson practised within Vision Group's Central Queensland operations, predominantly in Hervey Bay and Maryborough. This practice contributed EBIT of $682,000 in FY09.

The Company will do everything it can to ensure patients in the Hervey Bay and Maryborough region are not unnecessarily inconvenienced by the decision of Dr Thomas Eshun-Wilson to leave Vision Group.

The Company’s clinic at Hervey Bay remains open; however, given Dr Eshun-Wilson’s sudden

decision to leave, patients will be inconvenienced. In order to continue to support the welfare of patients in the region, the Company would welcome Dr Eshun-Wilson back to the Hervey Bay and Maryborough practice under the terms and conditions of his existing agreement.

Queensland Vision announces name change PDF
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Friday, 16 April 2010

Recognising the changing face of Australian optometry Optometrists Association Australia Qld/NT resolved to give Queensland Vision a new, more nationally relevant name - Australian Vision Convention. In this year's edition, the exhibitor trade show featured more than 60 exhibitors displaying the latest instruments, equipment, frames and lenses and has been regarded as very successful.

Next year's will be from 29 April to 1 May 2011, at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Better eye health services for Central Australia PDF
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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

All people in Central Australia and Barkly will have access to quality eye health and vision care services through a continuing partnership agreement between Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc., Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and the Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments.

The partners of the Central Australian and Barkly Integrated Eye Health Strategy have signed a historic Statement of Collaboration in Alice Springs on April 8. An independent assessment of the Central Australian and Barkly regions carried out in 2005, identified the need for an integrated eye health care system to overcome many issues in patient care, including the long waiting lists for eye surgery and the low rates of screening for Aboriginal people.

The Central Australian Integrated Eye Health Strategy aims to achieve a coordinated eye health and vision care system across the regions, where eye care is delivered through a multidisciplinary team of eye health and vision care professionals, services and providers offering coordinated services to meet each individual’s ongoing needs. 

Blind brothers cycling across Australia PDF
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Friday, 09 April 2010

Lorin and Dean Nicholson have embarked on an epic bike ride, "Blind Challenge" to raise $300,000 for Vision Australia - $1 for every person who is blind or has low vision in Australia. They also aim to create awareness of the significant abilities of people who are blind or have low vision.

The Brisbane-based siblings departed from Perth on 29 March on their tandem pushbikes for their 4000km journey across Australia’s harshest terrain - they will cross the Nullarbor and arrive in Sydney a month later. Brothers Lorin and Dean managed to complete 250 Kilometers in just seven hours on day six of their journey.

QV2010 opens its doors tomorrow PDF
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Thursday, 08 April 2010

The annual Queensland Vision (QV) conference is held the weekend after Easter each year on Queensland's famous Gold Coast. This year's QV will be held from 09 to 11 April 2010.

There will be 31 presenters with topics to suit all practice types. It will provide one of Australia's largest Exhibition Halls in 2010 featuring the latest in products, equipment, and optometric services. QV2010 also provides 40-48 CPD assessed opposite. Queensland Vision 2011 will be held from 29 April – 1 May 2011 at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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