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Contribute to Pharma

Submit your case report to Pharma magazine

Pharma provides members of Optometry Australia and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists the opportunity to submit a case report for consideration for publication.

For your case report to be considered, send a 200-word explanatory summary, plus 1-2 captioned images, scans or graphs to

Terms and conditions apply.

CPD points for your contribution

Australian optometrists who create optometric editorial content that is published in Pharma can claim one CPD point per hour spent researching and writing under the ‘independent learning – clinical’ category. See the Optometry Board of Australia’s Guidelines for continuing professional development for endorsed and non-endorsed optometrists for more information.

New Zealand optometrists can claim CPD credits for case reports by submitting an application to NZAO for the CPD recording program manager.

Your image could be on the cover of Pharma magazine

The Pharma Editorial Committee is seeking cover photos to illustrate the themes of the 2020 issues, and we are offering the artists and photographers who are members of Optometry Australia and the New Zealand Association of Optometrists the opportunity to share their work on the cover of one of the most widely-read optometric periodicals in the southern hemisphere.

The issue themes  for 2020 are:

  • March 2020: Collaborative care
  • June 2020: Barriers to optometric care
  • September 2020: The member Q&A issue
  • December 2020: Contact lenses and anterior oddities

The submitted cover images can abstractly embody the theme of each issue, or portray manifestations of conditions discussed in the issues. See our gallery of covers in the archive for inspiration.

To be considered for the cover, send your photo and a brief caption to

Terms and conditions apply.

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