WA optometry school fuels supply debate

Australia’s largest optical chains have backed the establishment of Western Australia’s first Doctor of Optometry degree, believing it will alleviate an escalating shortage of optometrists and reduce a reliance on the graduate supply from eastern states. Read more

Telehealth inaction frustrates sector

The optometric sector has expressed disappointment over a lack of progress to introduce Medicare coverage for telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, after hoping the measure would have been in place by now, if not several weeks ago. Read more