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 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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