Welcome to Optometry Victoria South Australia
Optometry Australia delivers a host of fantastic services and benefits to members Australia-wide. Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) complements and expands on this, taking support of individual members within our jurisdiction to a whole new level.
Everything we do is guided by our diverse, vibrant membership of over 1,700 optometrists practising across South Australia and Victoria. We take time to consult and listen to their views, ideas and concerns. We visit them in their practice, chat to them at education events and social occasions, or just pick up the phone. By getting to know members’ individual challenges and aspirations, we are well placed to utilise both national and state resources and expertise to provide the support, advice and events members need at a time and place that suits members best.
Advancing clinical expertise and refreshing professional curiosity is easy with OV/SA. Members can access our comprehensive education and events program which attracts top quality speakers from around Australia and the world. O=MEGA, OV/SA’s flag-ship conference and trade show (held in ‘even’ years in Melbourne) is the largest optometric event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is complimented by Blue Sky Congress (hosted in ‘odd’ years in Adelaide) and a plethora of smaller, local seminars and events across metro and regional South Australia and Victoria, tailored to specific member groups and interests.OV/SA constantly strives to seek out new opportunities for our members and we are thrilled to have been selected (from a field of international competitors) to host the World Congress of Optometry, on behalf of Australia in 2021.
While Optometry Australia engages the Australian Government on broader national issues, OV/SA focusses on risks and opportunities for optometry closer to home. We maintain an active conversation with relevant decision-makers across the South Australian and Victorian State Governments, representing the evolving needs of our members and fostering the advancement of eye health and optometry through advocacy and legislative channels.
We recognise that members are busy practitioners with limited time to keep abreast of the latest news and developments they need to practise at their best. Our team is available to provide tailored, confidential and up-to-date professional advice, to compliment our regular member publications.
Each state is committed to collaborating with Optometry Australia to deliver a shared, national strategic plan. In addition, to ensure we are also responsive to state issues here in South Australia and Victoria, our local initiatives are driven by our members through consultation and participation in our Board and committees. Our current focus is articulated in Optometry Vic/SA’s strategic plan.
Please feel free to contact our team at any time.
Optometry Victoria South Australia
28 Drummond Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
Tel: (03) 9652 9100