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Welcome to Optometry Victoria South Australia

Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists for the benefit of community eye health and optometry in Victoria and South Australia.

We help our members to advance clinical expertise and refresh their professional curiosity. 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.

Everything we do is guided by our diverse, vibrant membership of the vast majority of optometrists practising across South Australia and Victoria.

Our local initiatives are driven by our members through consultation and participation in our Board and committees. Our focus is articulated in OV/SA’s strategic plan, and we cooperate with national initiatives through Optometry Australia. Our primary method of communicating with our members is via email, but if members prefer to receive meeting documents in the post, they can let us know by contacting our office using the details below.

All practising optometrists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and are required to comply with the Ahpra Code of Conduct.

OV/SA members are also bound by Optometry Victoria South Australia’s Code of Ethics which are to:

  • keep the visual welfare of the patient upper-most at all times
  • promote in every possible way in collaboration with the association their educational and technical proficiency to the end that their patients shall receive the benefits of all acknowledged improvements in vision care
  • hold in professional confidence all information concerning a patient and to use such data only for the benefit of the patient
  • advise patients whenever consultation with an optometric colleague or other professional seems advisable
  • see that no person shall lack for visual care
  • conduct themselves as exemplary citizens
  • maintain practices in keeping with professional standards
  • never advertise or suggest that in any way their qualifications, equipment or techniques are superior
  • maintain and promote cordial and useful mutual relationships with members of their own profession and of other professions, for the interchanging of information for the advantage of their patients.

We invite you to gain the support and collegiality of around 90 per cent of South Australian and Victorian optometrists who are OV/SA members: join or renew your OV/SA membership today.

Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Optometry Victoria South Australia
28 Drummond Street
Carlton, VIC 3053
Tel: (03) 9652 9100
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