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With recent changes to driver licensing, optometrists have reported increased workload and confusion with billing. Other situations where billing uncertainty exists include visual field testing, rechecks and screenings. This talk seeks to provide clear advice on your most common billing queries.


Learning objectives

  • Understand when driver licence eye testing can and can’t be billed to Medicare
  • Understand when visual fields can and can’t be billed to Medicare
  • Understand your options when the service is ineligible for Medicare


  • CPD hours: 1 non-clinical
  • FREE for OA members
  • A zoom link will be sent closer to the date to registrants
  • Contact: Nicole Smart, [E], [P] 02 9712 2199


Andrew McKinnon has been CEO of Optometry NSW/ACT for over 20 years. He graduated with a Business Degree (UTS) in 1986 and since added an MBA and Graduate Certificate in Employment Law. He is passionate about supporting optometrists throughout their careers.



Paula Katalinic is the Professional Services and Advocacy Manager at Optometry NSW/ACT where she has been part of the team since 2004. Paula graduated with Bachelor of Optometry from UNSW School of Optometry in 1999 and subsequently completed a Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2008 and Masters of Optometry in 2010. Soon after graduating, she developed a strong interest in diabetic eye disease whilst working at Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute in Boston for nearly four years. From 2009 until 2021, she was a principal optometrist and lead clinician at the Centre for Eye Health and currently continues to work on projects within the UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science. She has also worked as a staff optometrist in the UNSW School of Vision Science and practiced in both rural and urban practices in Australia. She has a keen interest in optometric education and has presented at numerous conferences and educational events both nationally and internationally as well as participating in clinical research throughout her career.


Audrey Molloy qualified as an optometrist in Dublin and worked for several years in corporate and independent optometry practice before moving to Australia. She completed Certificates in Ocular Therapeutics (1999) and Advanced Contact Lenses (2000) at UNSW. She worked for Vision Eye Institute from 2002 to 2017 in a range of capacities from consultant optometry to referrer liaison and content marketing. She completed her Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics with ACO in 2018. She has worked at Optometry NSW/ACT since 2017 in a content marketing, member liaison and strategic communications role.

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.