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Urgent policy changes required to meet the eye health needs of socially, geographically and financially disadvantaged Australians

With Federal pre-election campaigning officially underway, Optometry Australia is calling on all major parties to commit to implementing urgent policy changes to enable optometrists to better meet the needs of more patients.

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SA’s optometry body calls on government to improve wait times for public outpatient eyecare

Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) is calling on the South Australian Government to fix long wait times for public outpatient eyecare. The peak body for the optometry sector says statistics show that South Australian semi or non-urgent patients are waiting longer to see an ophthalmologist than they would for nearly all other speciality medical services.

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