Professional Development / Events

The Dispenser Sessions
Sunday 31st March 2019 @ The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. 8.15 - 12.05 PM, plus lunch.   $75pp

We are pleased to feature our dispensing education program at WAVE 2019. The program is designed to provide members of your practice team with additional skills and education to aid in their development and to help build on your practice success, by offering current, relevant and practical information.

Rob Ellis - The Simple Recipe for Practice Success Using Just 6 Ingredients
Based on his extensive knowledge of 460 independent optometry practices, Rob will share the common success factors that lead to business growth and profitability. 

Nicola Peaper - Trouble Shooting Spectacles Lens Intolerances
Often patients with little or no change just want a new pair of spectacles, but then find cannot adapt to the new pair. If nothing has changed what is the possible cause?

Tim Thurn - Personalisation - Path to the Future
Practice productivity is a challenge for many optometrists. Costs involved in the management of practice "grief cases" (patients who do not tolerate their glasses) can be a drain on productivity. 

Simon Hanna - Your Responsibilities in Practice
Simon Hanna, Optometry Australia's Clinical Policy Manager will discuss some of the more relevant issues around practice management

Lisa Jansen – Growing Your Contact Lens Business - What is Really Holding You Back?
This interactive/workshop session is aimed at addressing the most common barriers to Optometrists fitting more contact lenses and then recommending strategies to overcome these blocks. 

Annette Hoskin - Ocular Trauma: Overview of Epidemiology & Risk Factors, & the Role Optometrists & Dispensers Can Play in their Prevention
In this lecture Annette will provide an overview of our current understanding of the nature and incidence of eye injuries, to help determine individual risk factors based on age and activity profile. 

The dispensing education program will be held on Sunday 31 March 2019, with registration opened from 8.00am and with lectures commencing at 8.30am and finishing at 12.05 for lunch.
This program will be held alongside the main WAVE program, allowing delegates to visit the trade exhibition and meet with other eye care professionals during the morning tea and lunch breaks.
You can register online via the OA Member Hub & or online as a Non Member.  The cost includes arrival tea & coffee, morning tea and lunch & is $75.00 per person. 

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(Make your selection for Dispenser Sessions which is at the bottom of the WAVE registration options)