Read on Optometrists approved to participate in the COVID-19 surge workforce

Optometrists approved to participate in the COVID-19 surge workforce

Ahpra today announced it had added optometrists to the approved sub-register of health practitioners able to provide clinical and non-clinical support directly related to the COVID-19 health response, including the opportunity to administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Read on Optometrist prescribers will soon be able to register Indigenous patients on the Closing the Gap PBS

Optometrist prescribers will soon be able to register Indigenous patients on the Closing the Gap PBS

Prescribers including therapeutically endorsed optometrists and Aboriginal Health Workers will be able to register eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients on the Closing the Gap PBS when changes come in on 1 July 2021.

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Read on Putting members in the spotlight

Putting members in the spotlight

We invite members to register their interest in becoming a ‘Good vision for life media ambassador’ and/or a ‘member of an Optometry Australia advisory group’. Read more.

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Read on Aged care commission recommends arrangements with optometrists and more accessible vision aids

Aged care commission recommends arrangements with optometrists and more accessible vision aids

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has recommended that aged care providers have arrangements with optometrists by July 2024 to provide services as required to people receiving care.

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Read on Global report calls for new definition of eye health as 1.1 billion have untreated vision impairment

Global report calls for new definition of eye health as 1.1 billion have untreated vision impairment

A report on global eye health calls for governments worldwide to adopt a new definition of eye health which includes maximised vision, ocular health, and functional ability, while recognising its contribution to overall health, wellbeing, social inclusion and quality of life.

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