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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Read on Urgent policy changes needed to meet eye health needs of socially, geographically and financially disadvantaged Australians

Urgent policy changes needed to meet eye health needs of socially, geographically and financially disadvantaged Australians

With Federal pre-election campaigning officially underway, Optometry Australia is calling on all major parties to commit to implementing urgent policy changes to enable optometrists to better meet the needs of more patients.

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Read on Ageing population demands eye health investment

Ageing population demands eye health investment

With chronic vision disorders affecting 93% of people aged 65 or over, Optometry Australia is calling on the major parties to take vision problems seriously and improve access to optometry care for elderly Australians.

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