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Ten tell-tale signs that your child might have vision problems

Did you know that approximately one in five Australian children suffers from an undetected vision problem or requires ongoing assessment?

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Expert group convenes to review MBS optometry items

A group of optometrists are supporting Optometry Australia to develop a set of recommendations on how the Optometrical Schedule of Services under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) should be amended to best meet the eye health needs of the population.

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Optometry Australia welcomes OBA review of CPD

Optometry Australia has welcomed the review of continuing professional development registration standard for optometrists, citing it as a way of ensuring that the profession is fully supported in its role within Australia’s vital health care sector.

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Optometry Australia launches Optometry 2040

Optometry Australia today announced that it has launched a significant new initiative aimed at identifying likely and preferred futures for optometry, optometrists, and community eye health.

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Fewer non-urgent eye health presentations in emergency as eye health messages start to resonate

A review of emergency department presentations across Australia in 2016-2017 reveals that almost 120,000 people presented for eye conditions, of which just over 19,640 were considered non-urgent.

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