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We lead, engage, unite and promote optometry, optometrists and community eye health

All Australians deserve the best in primary eye health and vision care. Our mission is to lead, engage, unite and promote optometry and optometrists to ensure the sustainability and continuous evolution of this important sector for improved community eye health. Around 12 million Australians have reported long-term eye conditions yet 90% of all vision impairment is preventable or treatable.

We encourage all Australians to see their optometrist for regular eye examinations.

We are a federated, not-for-profit organisation, which means that all of our profits are reinvested into services for our members. We’re comprised of a national organisation (Optometry Australia) based in Melbourne which collaborates with five state divisions:

and a national board which acts as the governing body.

Learn more about us

You can find out more about our national and state divisions by clicking on the link to Our organisation and by watching the below videos.

 

 

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Optometry Australia welcomes Jenny Mikakos to national board

Optometry Australia is delighted to welcome the Hon. Jenny Mikakos to our national board in the role of Co-opted Director. As a former Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services and with over 30 years of experience in public service and the law, Jenny brings a wealth of expertise to our organisation.
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Refreshing the future of eye health

In 2018, OA launched the Optometry 2040 project, which identified the preferred futures for optometry, optometrists and community eye health in 2040. However, by 2023, it became clear that the healthcare landscape was rapidly evolving, prompting OA to reassess and refresh its scenarios.
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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.