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Your burning questions answered (Qld)

Students and early career optometrists (up to 10 years from graduation, including Immediate and Recent graduates), in Queensland are cordially invited to attend our evening: Your burning questions answered.

The first few years working in optometry can be fun, challenging and sometimes even stressful, and at the same time you may be thinking about your future career plans. Please join us at the Mercure Hotel for insights into the most frequently asked questions from OA’s optometry advisor help desk.

Luke Arundel, Chief Clinical Officer at Optometry Australia, will present a curated early-career talk and Q&A session on topics your textbooks can’t answer, including:

  • Salary negotiations 
  • Red flags in employment contract
  • Locuming
  • Starting your own practice 
  • Non-traditional optometry careers (e.g. outreach, remote communities, non-clinical roles, volunteer work)  
  • Common traps in Medicare billing
  • Your CPD requirements and portfolio 
  • Ask me anything session!

Luke is ready to walk you through the more complex aspects of professional life and answer any questions you may have.   Do you have any burning questions to ask?

All students and ECOs based in Queensland are invited! Student membership is FREE. Sign up here.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other graduates in Queensland!

Please register by Thursday 20 June to secure your place.


Luke Arundel

Luke graduated with Honours in Optometry from QUT in 1998 and has worked extensively in Australia and Ireland.  He currently holds fellowships with the BCLA, CCLSA and IACLE and became an Adj.Ass Prof. of the University of Missouri, St Louis, USA in 2008.

His professional interests include keratoconus, post-graft and scleral lens fitting, dry eye, ortho-k and paediatric CL. He has worked in specialty contact lens practices in Brisbane and Melbourne and in the CL manufacturing field along with time in the public health and education sectors.

He has been a guest lecturer at state and international CL conferences and at the UNSW, UME, Deakin and QUT Schools of Optometry. He is currently employed as Chief Clinical Officer for Optometry Australia and provides professional services assistance to members in audits, investigations and medico-legal matters along with leading development of resources and special projects.

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.