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Visiting Optometrists Scheme - Australian Government

The Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) supports optometrists to deliver outreach optometric services to remote and very remote locations, and rural communities with an identified need for optometric services. The Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) was established in 1975 to provide funding to optometrists to deliver outreach eye care services to people living in regional, rural and remote locations, who do not have ready access to primary eye care services. In 2009-10 the VOS was expanded to provide increased optometry services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly in remote and very remote locations. Fundholder arrangements Objectives of the VOS Eligible...

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Eye Health Scheme - Australian Government

Aids and Appliances Medicare Australia does not pay a benefit for the purchase of aids and appliances such as spectacles or contact lenses. The provision of medical aids and appliances for eligible patients is a state or territory government responsibility. See table on Eye Subsidy Schemes and Programs Nationwide below. While the Australian Government provides Medicare rebates for consultations by optometrists at which optical appliances may be prescribed, it does not provide assistance with the costs incurred in the purchase of optical appliances. The provision of medical aids and appliances is a state or territory government responsibility and each state...

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Pro Snooker Glasses – Adjustable A-Frames

While playing snooker and billiards, people who wear glasses have a tendency to look over the top of their glasses. It’s difficult to find the best focus for taking the shot. Adjustable A-Frames solve this problem with a sliding bridge. The wearer can easily adjust the glasses to maintain clear focus through the lenses. A simple and effective solution to improve focus and shot accuracy. The unique sliding bridge allows the frames to be adjusted to sit higher on the face. This increases the wearer’s field of focused vision. All Adjustable A-Frame glasses come with 2 sliding bridge inserts, 7mm...

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Who Invented Bifocals?

  US statesman Benjamin Franklin has long been credited with the invention of bifocal spectacle lenses, but whether this is historically accurate or merely a myth is a matter of debate. Most serious historians now agree that the hard evidence is lacking. Benjamin Franklin, writer, politician, scientist and optician, was a great advocate of air bathing and is known to have favoured sitting naked each morning before an open window. Presumably he did not curtail this activity while lodging at what is now number 36 Craven Street (a few doors down from the present College of Optometrists' headquarters) between 1757...

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Eyewear Defined

Original Article: Glasses, also known as eyeglasses or spectacles, are devices consisting of lenses mounted in a frame that holds them in front of a person's eyes. Glasses are typically used for vision correction. Safety glasses provide eye protection against flying debris or against visible and near-visible light or radiation. Sunglasses allow better vision in bright daylight, and may protect one's eyes against damage from high levels of ultraviolet light. Specialized glasses may be used for viewing specific visual information (such as stereoscopy). Sometimes glasses are worn simply for aesthetic or fashion purposes. The number of Americans who are...

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