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Optometry Advisors

We have dedicated experienced optometrists ready to help with your clinical, ethical and professional questions.

This member-only service is available to assist you in all facets of your professional practice, including:

  • New graduate support
  • Medicare or private billing
  • brainstorm clinical and patient management
  • patient complaints and privacy issues
  • record keeping and referrals
  • reporting patients who are unfit to drive
  • employment, career and contract advice
  • HR and workplace issues
  • CPD, registration, extended leave and return to work
  • AHPRA audit help

We’re also here to support you with more complex issues – from AHPRA investigations to Medicare audits, medico-legal issues to major sector change – no matter how big or small your query, we are only a phone call or email away. We take pride in providing you with independent and unbiased advice and this will be provided in complete confidentiality and without judgement.

Monday to Friday
Phone: (03) 9668 8500

Meet our advisors

Sophie Koh
National Professional Services Advisor

Sophie has taught optometry students over the past decade and has had diverse experience working in both public health and corporate sectors across metro, rural and outback Australia. She has also had extensive experience working with ophthalmology teams and non-profit organisations in the Northern Territory, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Dom Willson
Member Support & Policy Advisor

Dom owned and managed a successful independent optometry practice for over 20 years but has also worked as both employee and locum, for both corporate and independent practices, in city & country locations. His broad experience ranges from working in an optical laboratory in the UK, to supervising final year optometry students, through to outreach optometry in rural NSW and remote NT communities.
Lyn Hsieh
Professional Services Advisor

Lyn Hsieh has two passions. The first is ensuring all Australians are able to access high quality eye health care. The second is supporting optometrists to help them understand the value that they can bring as an individual. Lyn has diverse experience working across metropolitan, regional and remote locations and has held management roles for corporate optometry organisations.
Ben Hamlyn
Member Support & Policy Advisor

Ben has a background in independent and corporate optometry, as well as outreach eye care and education. He has worked in metropolitan, regional and overseas locations and has provided extensive outreach services in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Ben continues to divide his time between Optometry Australia and providing outreach services.

Did you know?

State office support

You can also access professional assistance from your state division, particularly around contract negotiations, registration requirements and state legislative requirements. To contact your state office, please visit the Contact Us page.

HR support

You can also receive HR, workplace and contract advice via Optometry Australia’s partnership with Industry Legal Group. ILG is staffed with HR lawyers with tailored knowledge of the optometry profession and employment conditions. Basic queries with ILG are complimentary as part of your OA membership. However, if ILG has been engaged by you to provide a more substantial service, you may be charged a fee at a member-only discounted rate. ILG will always provide you with an approximate cost to undertake the work prior to commencement.

Frequently asked questions

We have compiled your most frequently asked questions under our FAQ page.

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