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ECOV/SA: Optimise Your Optometry Career

Date: 31/10/2022 (AEDT)

Venue: University College, 40 College Cres, Parkville, VIC, 3052

Provider: Optometry Vic/SA

Contact: Lisa Busuttil, [E], [P] 0396529101

Learning Objectives

  • Develop practical approaches to navigate difficult conversations in professional settings
  • Be empowered with tips and tricks to assist in having a meaningful conversation in the workplace

Max CPD hours awarded: 2.5

Session Information

ECOVSA: Optimise Your Optometry Career
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

ECOV/SA: Optimise Your Optometry Career (VIC)

We know that some of the harder conversations to have as an optometrist isn’t with patients. Often it is with your employer.

Sometimes you want to bring up a sensitive issue, or your circumstances change and you believe that what you bring to the business has evolved.

This seminar, which is open to final year students (UniMelb OD4s and Deakin 3rd Year) and early career optometrists explores how to bring these conversations up-how to negotiate a contract or a pay rise.

If you have any questions that you would like to to submit for discussion to the panel, please send them to before the seminar. Questions submitted prior to the seminar will remain anonymous.

Our Speakers

Lyn Hsieh
Lyn Hsieh currently holds the positions of Policy and Advocacy Coordinator at OV/SA and the Member Support Advisor at OA. Prior to joining OV/SA she has held management roles for corporate optometry organisations and is currently still a practicing optometrist.

Lyn is very passionate about advocating for optometrists to help them get the most from their optometry career as well as empowering them to understand the value that they can bring as an individual.


Ebru Efem (Panellist)

Ebru completed Bachelor of Health Sciences/ Master of Orthoptics in 2016 and Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry with ocular therapeutics in 2020. She is currently a director at iOptical in Greenvale.  Ebru has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne as a paediatric Orthoptist since 2017. Her career to date has seen her work with various ophthalmologists with sub-specialties in paediatrics, oculoplastic, glaucoma and retinal disease. In addition, Ebru has worked in several private optometry clinics where she has assessed patients in different age groups. Her main area of interest is children’s vision, more particularly myopia, strabismus and amblyopia management.

Run Yan (Panellist)
Run Yan B.Optom (Therapeutics) is an optometry director at Specsavers Mornington. Completing his Bachelor of Optometry in 2012 from The University of Melbourne, he commenced his clinical practice in the regional Victorian town of Shepparton. Having spent the last 7 years in Specsavers Mornington, Run enjoys providing care to new and returning patients, learning about their lives and individual needs.
As a director in the practice, Run is passionate about providing high standards of care to the Mornington community, and actively supports the development of his clinical team (comprised of graduate and experienced Optometrists) to do so. In his spare time, Run enjoys spending time with his young family and making the most of snow seasons both in Australia and abroad.

Katrina Yap (Panellist)
Since graduation in 2013, Katrina Yap has practiced in a variety of independent, corporate and outreach settings around Australia. Katrina is currently a director at Vision At Broadway and Vision At Mill Park and a clinical teaching instructor at Melbourne Eyecare Clinic. She enjoys being involved in the profession outside of the clinic room, and is a committee member of the Victorian division of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society and is part of the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand board.

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.