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Useful guidance, tips and resources

Optometry in Australia changed forever in 2014 when our profession officially became more female than male, with registered women optometrists outnumbering men 50.12% to 49.88%. As the number of women enrolling in optometry degrees continues to grow, how we support our membership needs to too.

The biggest issue facing female optometrists is equality. There remains strong gender inequality when it comes to pay, career advancement, management and leadership opportunities and economic security.

There are ways to overcome the engendered inequality in order to achieve, not only a balanced career but a balanced lifestyle.

For our members, this Women in Optometry section, provides useful guidance and tips plus links to valuable resources and networks to ensure you feel supported throughout every stage of your career.

You can also find some great advice and tips in our careers and employment section of this website.

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