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Optometrists with general or non-practising registration have until 30 November to renew their registration with the governing body, the Optometry Board of Australia.

The OBA announced registration open on 26 September. This is the third national registration renewal period since the introduction of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

The online renewal service proved popular last year, with more than 90 per cent of all health practitioner registration renewals submitted online.

OBA chairman Colin Waldron said it showed that online renewal was quick and easy.

He reminded optometrists to read carefully the OBA’s registration standards which specify the requirements for practice, before applying for registration renewal.

‘Make sure you understand the declarations you are required to make about meeting the board’s registration standards,’ he said.

‘You could be asked to give information in support of your declarations so it’s important to know what the requirements are for registration to practise.’

Visit www.ahpra.gov.au to update contact details and renew registration.

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