Mistakes, I've made a few

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Dianne Pyliotis and David Kim, two early career optometrists, reflect on the lessons they learned in their fledgling years as optometrists.

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Part-time work: a taste of the real thing

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Looking for part-time work in a practice while you push through your optometry course? There’s more to it than money.

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Optometry students save big with bulk order

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Kyra Stretton and Nuwan DeSilva saved thousands of dollars for their third-year optometry class by placing a bulk order through Optometry Australia’s bookshop.

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Making the grade with mnemonics

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A partial list of the internet’s optometry mnemonics

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Student discounts for bulk textbook orders

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Our Online Store has a great offer for you—student discounts for bulk orders.

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Optometry graduates return with great advice

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A panel of five young optometrists shared their reflections on working life so far with students from the University of Melbourne and Deakin University at a Careers Expo at the 2015 Southern Regional Congress.

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Optometry Australia president inspires QUT’s graduates

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When Optometry Australia National President Kate Gifford addressed QUT optometry students at their graduation ceremony on 10 December 2014, she offered advice on what they could do to have a meaningful career. You can read the full transcript of her speech.

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Clinical placement from a student’s perspective

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After spending four weeks living and working in the country, UNSW optometry student Abdul Hamidi has his heart set on returning to regional Australia as a qualified optometrist.

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Sham contracts — are you getting a fair deal?

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If you are being paid as a contractor when legally you are an employee, chances are you are getting a raw deal. If in doubt, seek advice.

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CEO Genevieve Quilty answers your questions

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CEO of Optometry Australia, Genevieve Quilty, often fields questions from students and practising optometrists across the country. She’s developed a list of their frequently asked questions.

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Multinational or independent: weigh all your options

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Having worked in both multinational and independent settings, Rohan Butterworth says each has its pros and cons.

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Optometry Australia: here to help you

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Throughout your career, you can rely on Optometry Australia to provide you with trusted information, advocacy, professional assistance, networking and educational opportunities.

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Social media can come back to bite you

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It pays to always use social media with caution because a potential employer may choose to trawl through your online profiles and not rely just on your CV and references.

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Privacy and your posts—is it all nice and secure?

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Director at Social Media News, David Cowling, gives us his take on social media privacy

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Employment agreements: look closely, the devil is in the detail

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When deciding which job to take, there are loads of things to consider so seek assistance and make sure you understand the commitment you are about to make.

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