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With the evidence for climate change growing almost daily, Optometry Australia is committed to leading the sector towards a more sustainable future. The peak professional body will investigate the impact optometry has on the climate, how we can cut emissions and how the changing climate will affect Australians’ vision.

See below for our position statement on the need for climate action & sustainability in optometry, and keep an eye on this page for further updates.

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