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 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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Read on A modest $22.6 million Government investment will start to avert a looming eye health crisis

A modest $22.6 million Government investment will start to avert a looming eye health crisis

Optometry Australia is calling on the Australian Government to urgently invest in saving and improving the eyesight of millions of Australians by making a relatively small $22.6 million investment over five years to start deflecting a looming eye health crisis.

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