Optometry Talks: podcast series by Optometry NSW/ACT

Essential listening for the optometry profession

Are you getting the best out of your career? Each episode of Optometry Talks is jam-packed with advice and updates from the experts on everything related to being an optometrist in Australia today.

Optometry Talks podcast
Optometry Talks podcast series

Series 1: Episode 1 – Navigating the locum space

locum optometry

Ever thought about becoming a locum optometrist and didn’t know where to start? Audrey Molloy talks to ONSW/ACT CEO Andrew McKinnon about locum work.




Series 1: Episode 2 – Help: I’ve just been audited by Medicare

Just been audited by Medicare? Looking for guidance on how to avoid audit? (Paula Katalinic and Andrew McKinnon) Log in to access the podcast.




Series 1: Episode 3 – Taking a career break

If you’re on a break from your optometry career, this post is ESSENTIAL reading. Optometry NSW/ACT presents the KEY information you need to avoid the pitfalls of discontinued registration or inadequate professional indemnity insurance. Log in to access the podcast.




Series 1: Episode 4 – Seven crucial steps to starting out in optometry

If you’re just about to start work as an optometrist in Australia, now is the time to get organised. Andrew McKinnon and Paula Katalinic of Optometry NSW/ACT share their vast knowledge on the process of transitioning from a final year student to new graduate practicing optometrist. Log in to access the podcast.




Series 1: Episode 5 – The first 90 days

If you’ve just graduated as an optometrist, you’re about to embark on one of the steepest learning curves of your life. There are all sorts of traps an early-career optometrist can fall into and we’ve put this resource together to help you avoid them as much as possible.  Log in to access the podcast.



Series 1: Episode 6 – What I wish I’d known before I started practice

Particularly useful for recent graduates, this episode looks at strategies to handle tricky scenarios you will encounter in practice, from social media protocols to unwelcome advances.




Series 2: Episode 1 – Supporting mental health in me and my patients 

Do you know how to recognise the signs of depression and anxiety in your patients? What about yourself? And what’s the best way to deal with it?




Series 2: Episode 2 – Balancing family and career without losing your mind

How do you best look after your mental health during this time? Log in to access the podcast.




Series 3: Episode 1 – Enhancing your business mindset

business mindset

This episode looks at the clinical-retail continuum and the reality of the business of optometry. Login to access content. 

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