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ECOV/SA: Optimise Your Optometry Career

Date: 24/10/2022 (ACDT)

Venue: The Majestic Hotel, 55 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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 (SA)

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 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 upon request.

Our Speakers

Lyn Hsieh

Lyn Hsieh currently holds the positions of Acting Member Services and Policy Manager 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.


Isabelle Lim (Panellist)

Isabelle has been practising as an optometrist since 2005. In her career thus far, she has worked across a variety of roles within optometry. She started in independent practice and interned as a clinical optometrist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital Ophthalmology (Singapore) for two years as part of her training at the University of Manchester. She completed her OCANZ examinations in 2014 and her therapeutic qualification in the same year. Since then, Isabelle has worked in corporate optometry and has held a variety of leadership roles. She started as an optometrist, working in the Melbourne CBD and later at Specsavers head office where she served as Clinical Performance Consultant for the VIC/TAS region. After moving to Adelaide in 2020, she worked with corneal specialists at the Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre before taking on a permanent optometry role at Specsavers Mt Barker . In 2021, Isabelle assumed partnership of both Specsavers Mt Barker and Murray Bridge where she currently serves as the optometrist director.

Daniel Tretola (Panellist)

Daniel joined the team at Eye Surgeons SA in 2015. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science) and a Master of Optometry from Flinders University, completing parts of his training internationally both in Toronto as well as at the renowned State University of New York Eye Centre.
Daniel works alongside Dr Athanasiov in the shared care of medical patients as well as in the pre- and post-operative setting for our surgical and refractive patients. He is a member of Optometry Australia and has a particular interest in the management of complex anterior eye conditions and glaucoma. Outside of the consulting room, you will find Daniel tending to his garden or out on a running adventure.

Trinity Trinh (Panellist)

Trinity graduated with a Bachelors of Medical science (vision science)/Masters of Optometry from Flinders University in 2016.

Currently an Optometrist Director at Rundle Mall Oscar Wylee for 2 years, she started practicing in Mount Gambier  and was one of the first therapeutically endorsed optometrists in town. As a result, she had the opportunity to co-manage various eye diseases with Ophthalmologists. In the past she has  been a mentor for graduates and still currently a supervisor for final year optometry students.


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.