Optometry WA Resources
Optometry WA resource information and updates you need to know from your OWA Office. Click on the above blue Tabs to navigate on the Resources Section.
The Membership Tab contains current information on the 2020-2021 Renewal Offer of 50% Discount on Membership Fees for members, plus deferred payment options.
The Referrals Tab contains current information with reference to referrals in light of current COVID-19 pandemic. Updated 30th March, 15th April & 10th May 2020.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Optometry WA Membership Renewals
2020-2021 Renewal Offer of 50% Discount on Membership Fees for members, plus deferred payment options.
Renewals Now Open – Click here for all the information on Membership Categories & Payment Options
Optometry WA Hospital Referrals
Optometry WA has compiled a recent document to assist OWA members with the referral procedures to the hospitals listed below. Please read this document from Robert Howie, OWA President, who took the time to compile this document.
Updated 30th March 2020 & 15th April 2020
Access to Hospital Referrals Procedures & Ophthalmology Contact Lists.
Optometry WA Quarterly Newsletter
Here at Optometry WA we produce a quarterly PDF newsletter for our members with news articles, updates, adverts and a classified section.
To advertise or place an article in Vision, please contact the OWA office on email@example.com or call 08 9321 2300.
You can access all the 2019 Vision Newsletters on the State Publications page on this website.
Optometry WA Locum List
Locum list here in WA for those that want to work metro, regional or interstate.
Want to join the Locum List?
Please register yourself here by completing this short online form. Your information will then be made available to those that request access to the OWA Locum List. You will be required to update / confirm your continued presence on the list from time to time. If you have any queries, please contact the OWA office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to access the Locum List?
Please email email@example.com to request a copy of the list be emailed to you. You must be an optometrist practice and adhere to our t&c’s for using the list.
Want to become a Locum?
There are some very helpful documents already available on this Optometry Australia website – Click here to go to the Career & Employment Section / Working as a Locum The guides contain very similar information state to state and therefore there is currently no WA guide as the information you require is here. If you are in WA and need assistance with an aspect particular to WA, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations Gratefully Received
Here at Optometry WA we collect your old unwanted spectacles, sunglasses and cases and recycle them so they can be used again. Spectacles are new or old, are used in our St Pat’s Homeless Eye Clinic and the annual City of Perth Homeless Connect. The remainder go to the Acacia Prison for recycling in their dedicated, in house facility and then on to charities within Australia, as well as overseas aid.
Sunglasses (non prescription) and cases are just as important as frames and are greatly appreciated by those at St Pat’s and Homeless Connect. We also gladly accept donations of new frames and cases, just contact the OWA office to arrange a delivery time to the West Perth or a collection if is metro Perth.
If you would like to set up a collection box in your practice, please contact the OWA office on email@example.com
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, please see below for Time Critical’s 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
T: 08 9207 2900 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com