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National Board members, National CEO, State Presidents plus an additional director from each state met on 23 September 2017 to discuss the organisation’s strategic plan for the next three years.



By Rhiannon Riches
Communications Manager


Optometry Australia has released its blueprint for evolving, growing and protecting the optometry sector for the next three years.

National President Andrew Hogan said the new strategic plan will guide Optometry Australia’s role and responsibilities for the period 2018-2021.

‘The plan’s aim is to ensure that we have control of our future through the continuing creation of a strong and sustainable optometry sector that provides a rewarding career path for all optometrists,’ he said.

‘The blueprint responds to member’s feedback as the majority of the projects Optometry Australia has committed to delivering align with those that members have advised us to concentrate on – such as ensuring that optometric services are remunerated appropriately throughout the sector and that there is an appropriate workforce strategy in place.’

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Strategic Plan 2018-2021

‘We also aim to ensure that evolving scope of practice is on track and that we are building a closer working relationship with RANZCO. Our organisation is already collaborating with four major funds and recently released a member-only resource that clarifies the different rebate rules of competing private health insurance funds. Over these next years, we want to consolidate these relationships to the benefit of all members,’ Mr Hogan said.

Mr Hogan said the 2018-2021 plan has clear and ambitious targets that the organisation has committed to achieving.

The national strategic blueprint forms the basis upon which all the state organisations will set their own 2018-2021 plans and goals.

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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.