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Lead, Engage, Promote

Stronger health referral pathways and an increased profile are essential for the growth of optometry.


I am extremely pleased to have joined an organisation with a strong history of supporting the growth of optometry in Western Australia.

Optometry is a critical part of the health care sector, yet I am aware that we must build stronger health referral pathways and increase our profile among consumers. My brief is to enhance the profession across several areas and focus on the mission to lead, engage and promote optometry, optometrists and community eye health.

There are many opportunities… to raise awareness of eye health for the benefit of the profession

My history has seen me involved in campaigns aimed at increasing traffic flow through members’ businesses, supporting best business practice and ensuring a compelling value proposition by providing outstanding customer service, listening to members and thinking laterally to provide viable solutions. I am genuinely excited at the prospect of working with members in a collaborative effort to increase our sector’s reputation and profile by embracing the sector’s national Good Vision for Life campaign.

There are many opportunities to work more with politicians and business to raise awareness of eye health for the profession’s benefit.

I encourage readers to sign up for WAVE 2018 conference to be held in WA from 11 – 12 August, at the Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough.

WAVE is a unique conference combining practical hands on education and training via its clinical workshop program, coupled with presentations from leading eye health professionals and other related practitioners.

Supporting the professional development program is a range of first class, high quality innovative suppliers to the industry and a program of regular networking and social activities to give you the breaks you deserve.

I hope to meet with as many of you as possible to discuss any issues on your mind and how Optometry WA can assist. See you there.


Following the success of Australian Vision Convention in Brisbane, the team at Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory is excited about our forthcoming North Queensland Vision, at the Shangri- La Hotel, Cairns from 7 – 8 July 2018. It’s not too late to register!

This event encourages you to experience a convention in tropical paradise, while gaining CPD and engaging with industry professionals. Whether you are curious about oculoplastics, want to learn more about secondary glaucoma, further your knowledge in corneal topography or discover more about the latest in optometric technologies – NQV has it all.

This year’s clinical program promises strong, distinguished speakers from across Australia, delivering insights in to the latest research and technologies.

We are proud to welcome Dr. Ian Reddie to NQV, to present two clinical lectures at NQV 2018, on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography and on multimodal imaging. Dr. Reddie is the only medical and surgical retina specialist based permanently in Townsville. He passionately believes in the local availability of services that are taken for granted in capital cities.

Alongside Dr. Reddie, speaker highlights include David Stephenson, Dr. Andrew Dorman, Dr. Tai Smith, Dr. Graham Lee, and Celia Bloxsom, to name a few.

To complement the expansive program, NQV offers daily breakfast seminars, CPD points and an unforgettable dinner at the Cairns Aquarium. The night will include a delicious four course dinner, entertainment, and beverage package with a view of the 70,000 litre shark tank, while the chefs compete for your attention in the open kitchen.

It’s not too late to register. To view all conference information and register, visit https://www.optometryqldnt.org.au/ or phone (AUS) 07 3839 4411.