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OWA CPD Events 2022

OWA CPD Evening Tuesday 10th May 2022

Optometry Western Australia’s next CPD for the year will be on the 10th May at the FJ Clark Building & via Zoom, presented by Dr Geoffrey Chan and sponsored by Bayer.

Topic: When Normal Tension Glaucoma Isn’t Normal   

Summary: Normal tension glaucoma (NTG) presents significant dilemmas for clinicians in terms of both diagnosis and management. The clinical features, typical visual field defects and the lesions which can simulate NTG warranting further investigation are discussed.

The CPD evening will be available in Person & via Zoom.


Venue: FJ Clark Building, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands, 6009


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Forthcoming OWA Metro CPD Dates for 2022
*Subject to change in person or zoom status
* Interactive CPD TBC within the dates listed below

  • 22nd February – Metro CPD In Person & Zoom
  • 10th May  – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 13th June – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 25th July – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 10th August – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 22nd August – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 6th September – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 3rd October – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
  • 22nd November – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available

All Events In WA on OA Website Currently

Thank you to those of you who took part in the OWA Member Social Survey in 2021. OWA is continuously looking at a range of initiatives to add further value to our members, and your suggestions and feedback has been collated. The summarized findings are below:

  • Majority of responders see value in OWA facilitating social events, key reasons being
    • Comradery especially during COVID
    • Positive impact on well being and mental health
    • Discover opportunities
    • Sharing ideas
    • Like minded people
    • Making friendships

Want to attend Social Events in 2022…

  • Responders are interested in a social events calendar in addition to OWA-facilitated events
  • Preference is for open attendance i.e. entire practice team, suppliers, loved ones
  • Quarterly events preferred, with an ‘interactive CPD’ session making members more likely to attend
  • Popular activities were (descending order): quiz night; movie night fundraiser; cooking class, wine tasting tour & bushwalking; fundraising gala dinner; art class
  • Other feedback suggested Saturday night events; being mindful of members in regional locations; concerns around fees subsidizing events; and attendance being dependent on time and family commitments

Our promise to you:

  • Create a social events calendar on ‘what’s happening around me in WA’
  • Quarterly events (ideally with some interactive CPD) with a small budget subsidized for social investment, but a pay-as-you-go activity / meals to allow other industry people to attend

Optometry WA Metro CPD

The Optometry WA CPD events calendar runs from February to November every year.  The Metro events are usually held at the UWA venue of the FJ Clark Building, QEII Medical Centre, Nedlands.

  • Forthcoming OWA Metro & Regional CPD Dates for 2022
    *Subject to change in person or zoom status
    * Interactive CPD TBC within the dates listed below

    • 22nd February – Metro CPD In Person & Zoom
    • 1st March – Regional CPD Bunbury  POSTPONED
    • 10th May  – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 6th June – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 25th July – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 2nd August – Regional CPD Mandurah In Person Only
    • 10th August – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 22nd August – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 6th September – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 3rd October – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available
    • 22nd November – Metro CPD – In Person & Zoom Available

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Optometry WA Regional CPD

Optometry WA used to host four regional CPD evenings a year, and in the past these have been in March & June and August.   Since Metro CPD’s are now mostly streamed online for our regional and even interstate members, the Regional CPDs are subject to numbers & current COVID-19 restrictions and or guidelines.  Watch this space for further updates.

2022 Regional CPD Dates

  • Tuesday 2nd  August – Mandurah


Early Career Optometrists - WA

Optometry WA has an active group of members who are all within their first 10 years of their optometry career.  The Early Career Optometrists in WA have a busy calendar of events throughout the year of CPD and social nights.

2022 ECO Dates
Coming Soon

ECO WA CPD Evening 16th May 2022 on Approach To Strabismus Assessment & Management In Children with Dr Antony Clark.

ECO WA and OWA are excited to present Dr Antony Clark for our May CPD event! Dr Clark is a consultant ophthalmologist at the Lions Eye Institute and at Sir Charles Gairdner and Perth Children’s Hospitals. He specialises in strabismus, glaucoma and cataract surgery, and has a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology.

Please join us on Monday 16th May at 6pm for food and refreshments sponsored by Bayer. The event will be in person only at the FJ Clark Building from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

Venue:  FJ Clark Lecture Theatre, 6.30 – 7.30pm.  Refreshments @ 6pm

Registration Open to ECO WA Members  **In Person Only – No Zoom**

Topic: Approach To Strabismus Assessment & Management In Children.

Session Information
Paediatric ocular disorders have the potential for life long impacts on vision and early intervention is paramount to maximising visual potential. Ophthalmic assessments are often a challenge in the paediatric population. This talk will cover pearls to approaching assessment of kids vision and ocular motility in the clinic with focus on important conditions not to miss.

Learning Objectives

  • Broad principles in the management of amblyopia and paediatric strabismus will be discussed.

Max CPD hours awarded: 1  hour





Optometry WA Annual State Conference - Hybrid

WAVE 2022 Hybrid Conference Registration is now CLOSED

Watch this space for WAVE on Demand Registration. 

Go to the WAVE22 website




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WAVE 2022 –  Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th March 2022

The Esplanade Hotel – Hybrid Conference in Person & Virtual Attendance Options. 

Go to the WAVE22 website

Optometry WA supports St Pat's Fremantle

Optometry WA run a monthly eye clinic at St Pat’s Community Support Centre in Fremantle.  On the third Tuesday of every month (except December), Optometry WA Executive Officer, Evan MacRae runs the eye clinic with the support of one of our kind volunteer optoms.

The frames are all donated or recycled and the lenses are kindly provided at a very low cost by CR Surfacing Laboratories.

We ask for volunteers at the start of each year and we currently need volunteers for the 202 St Pat’s dates.  Click here to register your interest.

If you have any queries, please email



Thank you to ne:Solutions for their recent donation of equipment to St Pats.

Helping to See the Future, With The Past

As WA’s ONLY SENIOR & SPECIALTY MOVE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, NE Solutions alleviates the stress of transitioning through life’s Autumn and Winter years – by turning them into Spring and Summer days – all with empathy and advocacy, like a loving family member.

With NE’s unique bespoke client services; they can assist with the navigating to Retirement/ Aged Care, decluttering, downsizing, disposing, selling, maintenance/staging, packing and moving from a precious home – to unpacking and settling into a new abode.

Part of our Journey process can be going through up to 50 years worth of memories, belongings, keepsakes and junk!” says Jay Shaw, Senior & Specialty Move Manager and Director of NE Solutions. “We thoroughly sort through the items, keeping as much out of the landfill as possible – and then donate or sell through our Facebook Group page NE:Thing Goes WA, and a via our database of avid buyers of antique and retro items.”

“We often come across some very unique and wonderful items, that sometimes take a little research to find their perfect next home.”

“One downsizing couple, had an old Slit lamp – that was used by the lady of the house in her iridology and naturopath business – and we are so happy it has now found a new home with Optometry WA at St Pat’s in Fremantle.”

“We’ve also built up quite a collection of spectacles that we are hope will be of use to those in need too” said Jay.

NE Solutions is all about supporting people through life’s journeys, from rightsizing or during a major lifestyle change such as the death of a loved one and can be contacted on 1800 637 658 or via




Optometry WA Golf Day

Optometry WA hosts an annual golf day for members and our industry associates.

The Optometry WA Golf Day for 2022 is Friday 6th May at Cottesloe Golf Course. 

We play as teams of 4 Ambrose and you can register as an individual, 2, 3 or team of 4.

REGISTER HERE – Invoices issued after registration.   

Email for further details.






Optometry WA Annual General Meeting - 20th Oct 2021

Optometry Western Australia Annual General Meeting for 2021 was held on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 6pm AWST via Zoom only.

Go to Our People to view the new 2021-2022 Optometry WA Board Members

RSVP Form Online

Watch this space for information on the 2022 AGM

AGM Notice & Agenda 2021       Nomination Form          Proxy Form       

The City of Perth

*** 2022 Awaiting further Information***

The Homeless Connect Project is held annually by The City of Perth and Volunteering WA. Homeless Connect Perth is based on a one-stop-shop model of service provision to homeless people. Business and community groups come together to provide free services to homeless people for a day. Its object is to bring together one place, on one day, for homeless services in Perth.  *Event subject to change. 

Homeless Connect 2022 – Watch this space for further details.   If you would like to register your interest to volunteer please email




CPR Courses with Time Critical


Optometry WA works with Time Critical to provide CPR courses for our members on Sunday mornings…  Once you complete your course, you can upload the certificate to the OA Member Hub, tick that you are CPR Accredited and enter the expiry date of your certificate.

Time Critical has completed a Risk Assessment & put the following measures in place:

  • Adequate space to adhere to social distancing
  • Adequate ventilation
  • All surfaces have been cleaned and disinfected
  • Training equipment has been cleaned and disinfected
  • Adequate hand sanitiser and alcohol wipes available
  • Hand sanitiser provided throughout the course
  • Training equipment cleaned with alcohol wipes during session after each use

Need your CPR Certificate?

If anyone is wanting to do a CPR course, contact Time Critical’s for their current courses – you don’t have to use this provider, there are many others available, but the courses are run on Sundays to hopefully suit our members who can’t get out of the office during the week or Saturday’s.

All are at the following address: Stirling Regional Business Centre,
45 Delawney Street, Balcatta  WA 6021
9am to 12.30pm     $65 

CPR 8 May 2022

CPR 12 June 2022

CPR 24 July 2022

CPR 21 August 2022

CPR 18 September 2022

CPR 16 October 2022

CPR 13 November 2022

CPR 11 December 2022

T: 08 9207 2900 |  E:

Remember to put the expiry date 3 years from the date taken, as you are only required by AHPRA to take the course once every 3 years. You can also email the OWA office to update your certificate on