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Deakin’s foundation professor of optometry: ‘its time to move on!'

Friday, May 22, 2015


Professor Harrison (Harry) Weisinger has resigned as Foundation Director of Optometry and Chair in Optometry at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria. He announced his resignation to staff on 18 May and will leave in early July.
In an interview with Insight, Prof Weisinger said Professor Alex Gentle, currently course director, would assume overall responsibility for the program.
In his own words, he said: “Seven years into my five year plan, it’s time to move on!
“Where to from here?  Upon completion of my tenure, I will immediately commence work on a major global optometry advancement initiative and will be presenting key concepts at an international forum in October.  
“Along with this work, I will be consulting within the health-care and education sectors and continuing my work as a general medical practitioner with special interests in health promotion, nutrition and sports performance.  I will remain part of Deakin University, by way of a clinical professorship within the School of Medicine, and will assist the School whenever possible.” ...read more

Insurer bids for PI-insurance cover for optometrists; resisted by OA

Friday, May 22, 2015

British-based insurer Aon, which provides professional-indemnity-insurance cover for over 300 of Specsavers’ joint-venture partners in Australia, is bidding to provide cover for optometrists at large.
The bid presents a danger for Optometry Australia, which has provided PII for its members through insurer Avant for the past 15 years with hardly any opposition from other insurers.
According to Aon, it is presently providing PII cover for 300 optometrists, which would mean a decrease in revenue of about $600,000 a year that would largely gone to OA. If, say, 1,000 members of OA decided to take out such cover it would mean a loss of about $2 million revenue for the organisation. ...read more

Leonardo Del Vecchio gifts Luxottica’s Italy employees shares to celebrate birthday

Friday, May 22, 2015

Luxottica Group SpA has announced the gifting of free treasury shares of the company to the group’s employees in Italy in honor of founder and chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio’s 80th birthday.  ...read more

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