Why is there now a fee to have CPD accredited?

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Luke Arundel explains that a fee would be charged to accredit CPD regardless of which organisation had won the tender to provide the accreditation service.

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Bluntish to chair OBA

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Ian Bluntish has been appointed the new chairman of the Optometry Board of Australia.

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Deakin’s first optometry students graduate

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Virtually all of the members of Deakin University’s first cohort of optometry students who passed their final examinations have secured jobs in the optometry field.

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Teaching background segues into behavioural optometry

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Bernadette Eastwood headed west when she graduated in optometry from QUT but it wasn’t until a stint teaching in the Pilbara that her passion for behavioural optometry came to the fore.

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Flinders shines light on evidence-based practice

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An evidence-based optometry conference at Flinders University was coupled with a careers expo for optometry students.

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Perseverance wins, tele-health item to start 1 September

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A new MBS tele-health item for optometrists will give rural patients more timely assessment and access to eye treatment including surgery, according to Perth ophthalmologist Angus Turner.

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Professions unite against Snowball review proposals

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Fourteen associations representing nationally registered health professionals have voiced their concerns regarding the recent Snowball review of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.

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Trade spectacular

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ODMA 2015 attracted 2,950 visitors over three days in July.

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Teamwork in Timor-Leste

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Hobart-based optometrist Andrew Koch has volunteered his time in Timor-Leste for the past 14 years and witnessed first-hand the improvements in eye care delivery.

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Canberra connection is key

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Some of the most important activity of Optometry Australia happens almost unseen in the meeting rooms of Canberra. This is where the nuts and bolts of how we practise optometry every day is protected and promoted by your organisation.

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Regulatory board in safe hands

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Leadership of the profession’s regulatory board has passed to South Australia based optometrist and former national president of Optometry Australia, Ian Bluntish.

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VOS members meet with new fund-holder to discuss terms, conditions and contracts

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A small group of Queensland optometrists taking part in the Visiting Optometrists Scheme met with the state’s new fund-holder in late June, just days before it took over administration of the fund on 1 July.

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Health funds review of recognised providers draws mixed response

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Disgruntled optometrists have been vocal after receiving a letter from health fund Medibank Private, advising whether they have been approved to continue as a recognised provider.

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Funding enables national eye survey to finish project

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The Australian Government has funded a $650,000 shortfall to enable the National Eye Health Survey to be completed.

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AVC speaker will elaborate on misdiagnosis for NQV

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Taking a fresh look at each patient and their symptoms can help prevent misdiagnosis, Brisbane optometrist Andrew Robinson will tell delegates at NQV 2015.

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