Read on Optometry Virtually Connected surpasses expectations

Optometry Virtually Connected surpasses expectations

Attracted by a program of quality education featuring 27 live lectures, 12 on-demand courses and up to 40.5 hours of education, almost 2,200 delegates registered to attend the third Optometry Virtually Connected delivered by Optometry Australia in partnership with the New Zealand Association of Optometrists.

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Read on #BreakTheBias survey finds high levels of gender bias and aggressive behaviour in optometry workplaces

#BreakTheBias survey finds high levels of gender bias and aggressive behaviour in optometry workplaces

The results of a survey conducted by Optometry Australia in March 2022 has revealed that 64% of the 320 members who responded, had experienced, encountered or witnessed gender bias, discrimination, harassing and/or aggressive behaviour in the workplace. Almost a third of all respondents feared speaking out against this type of behaviour.

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Read on Pressure increases on optometry as Medicare indexation fails to keep up with CPI

Pressure increases on optometry as Medicare indexation fails to keep up with CPI

From 1 July 2022, the Australian Government has announced an indexation increase for optometry items of 1.6%. With Medicare indexation well below CPI and inflation, Optometry Australia will press to discuss fairer Medicare indexation with Mark Butler, Federal Minister for Health.

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