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05 Sep

Optometry Australia launches community eye health awareness campaign

Optometry Australia today launched a new national information campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the need to have regular eye health examinations throughout life to prevent avoidable vision impairment. Read more →

24 Nov

New partnership to promote awareness of glaucoma

With the total cost of glaucoma on the Australian economy rising by $120 million per year, two of Australia’s foremost professional associations have established a new partnership to increase awareness of this debilitating eye disease. Read more →

16 Sep

Nash announces more funding for Indigenous eye health

Eye disease trachoma is another step closer to extinction among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples thanks to new funding announced by Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash. Read more →

15 Sep

Optometrists recommend early eye examinations for kids

Approximately one in five Australian children suffers from an undetected vision problem, or requires ongoing assessment. Read more →

13 May

Government remains blinded to eye needs of Australians

The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services. Read more →

06 May

Federal budget must address Australia’s ‘hot spots’ for accessible eye care

Thousands of Australians living in regional areas are facing an increased risk of long-term eye and vision issues due to limited access to optometric services, according to an innovative national research project unveiled today. Read more →

26 Feb

Optometry sector calls for improved access to eye care

Optometry Australia, the peak professional body for the optometry sector, has called on the Federal Government to increase investment in Medicare funded optometry to make access to optometry fair for all Australians. Read more →

11 Dec

Optometry sector hit hard by Government health changes

The Abbott Government has again reduced its investment in essential preventative eye health and vision care as a result of the changes it is making to Medicare rebates to freeze indexation until July 2018. Read more →

02 Dec

Optometry Australia elects new National President

Optometry Australia has announced its new National President, Kate Gifford, who is only the second female and youngest candidate to be elected to the optometry profession’s highest office. Read more →

25 Nov

Guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management

The Optometry Board of Australia will modify its guidelines on glaucoma diagnosis and management to make sure there are clear referral pathways to support patient safety and well-being. Read more →

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