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By Rhiannon Riches
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A smorgasbord of events in April gives members opportunities to meet their CPD requirements.


The Lowdown on Low Vision webcast
19 April 7 pm AEST,

Optometry Australia will present a live webcast titled The Lowdown on Low Vision. Low vision consultant Paul Graveson and Jaci Armstrong, principal policy adviser at Guide Dogs Australia, will discuss clinical assessment and other ways to best support patients who present with low vision.

The webcast will combine an informative presentation with an interview with a guest patient to talk about their experiences including challenges and overcoming of obstacles that their low vision has presented.

This event is free for members, with 4.5 CPD points available with attendance and successful completion of assessment.

Read more about the webcast and low vision


22-23 April, Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise

Optometry QLD/NT is hosting the Australian Vision Convention, sponsored by MyHealth1st. The two-day conference features interactive workshops and an education component offering 43 CPD points with 25 speakers.

Australian Optometry spoke to two AVC speakers: ophthalmology trainee Dr Lindsay McGrath, formerly a practising optometrist, about her foreign body removal workshop, and early career optometrist Jillian Campbell, who will present unique contact lens case studies.


CASA refresher for Credentialed Optometrists
21 April, 1-5 pm

AVC will also conduct a CASA refresher course for Credentialed Optometrists prior to the conference. To register, contact Rosy Dolan-Murphy on 03 9668 8552 or email

Information about Credentialed Optometrists 


National Rural Health Alliance Conference
26-29 April, Cairns Convention Centre

More than 900 delegates have registered for the biennial National Rural Health Conference in Cairns. The conference program includes 49 concurrent sessions with presentations of reports on health status in rural areas and approaches to service delivery challenges.

There will be more than 20 speakers discussing their views on the health of people in rural and remote Australia. A detailed program is available.

Dr Philip Anderton from Optometry Australia’s Rural Optometry Working Group will attend the conference.

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Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.