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 Contact lens guru Tony Phillips a Member of the Order of Australia during 50th anniversary of the approval and sale of first soft contact lens

Contact lens guru Tony Phillips a Member of the Order of Australia during 50th anniversary of the approval and sale of first soft contact lens

Adelaide optometrist and contact lens authority, Associate Professor Tony Phillips has been made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour was received during the 50th year anniversary of the approval and sale in the US of the first soft contact lens.

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Read on Three-year blueprint for sector’s evolution

Three-year blueprint for sector’s evolution

Optometry Australia today launched its new Shared Strategic Plan for the three-year period, 2021-2024. The plan outlines the organisation’s areas of focus and goals to support and sustain the sector’s evolution in Australia over the next three years.

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