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O=MEGA23 puts Australian optometry on the world stage through its partnership with WCO

O=MEGA23 in partnership with the 4th World Congress of Optometry will be held in Melbourne from 8 – 10 September 2023, following a partnership between the Optical Distribution & Manufacturers Association of Australia (ODMA), Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) and the World Council of Optometry (WCO).

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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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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.