It’s an exciting time to be an optometrist in Australia, with a healthy pool of independent practices opening. There is also strong demand among early career optometrists to purchase ready-made practices, according to ProVision acting CEO, Tony Jones.
“This is a real period of opportunity – there is a lot of change happening, and we’re confident of the real growth trajectory in independent optometry.”
With this in mind, the annual ProVision conference, from 21–23 October, has been opened up to students as well as non-member optometrists.
“This is our showcase event. It’s the perfect opportunity to showcase to people, who aren’t members, what ProVision is all about. Optometrists and students can come along, network, hear about ProVision from other optometrists and from us, and then decide whether they want to join.”
Following the pandemic lockdowns, Mr Jones said members are excited about the opportunity to connect in person, to share their experiences from the last two years.
“Many practice owners were quick to signal their interest in bringing their wider teams. Combined with interest from outside the ProVision membership, registration numbers are impressive,” Mr Jones said.
“Within the program we have planned a main forum and multiple workshops dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experiences that we hope will spark discussion and learning. With the broader range of attendees this year, this will be a great way to learn from each other and to celebrate what independent optometry is all about.”
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE
The ProVision conference takes place at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park. To find out more or register visit: optom.provision.com.au/conference.