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Advocating for fairer Medicare rebates

Our advocacy platform is developed in response to your needs and is targeted to support you to meet the growing eye health needs of your communities.

One of our current priorities is securing the development of a remuneration system which provides fair and sustainable fees for optometry services.

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Optometry recognised as essential in diabetes care

A parliamentary inquiry into diabetes has highlighted the essential role of optometry and optometrists in the management and treatment of diabetic eye disease. Optometry Australia is pleased to see our submission has been included in the final report, which acknowledges the importance of eye health and vision in diabetes care. 
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Madeline Baker awarded inaugural OV/SA LOOK Local Scholarship

The inaugural OV/SA Looking Outward on Optometric Knowledge (LOOK) Local Scholarship has been awarded to Victorian member, Madeline Baker. She will use her scholarship to investigate the factors behind the prevalence of mental ill-health in the optometric workforce, then develop a comprehensive mental health and wellbeing framework.
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Meet 2023 OV/SA Student Award winner, Anna Reid

Meet the 2023 OV/SA Student Award winner for The University of Melbourne, Anna Reid. OV/SA awards are given to students, as selected by their university faculty, who demonstrate both academic excellence and commitment to patient care and professionalism.
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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.