ProVision welcomes 400th member

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ProVision has achieved a significant milestone with its 400th member, Queensland optometrist Cameron McMaster, joining the group.

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Calculator to help set private billing fees

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Calculating what your services are worth will be made simpler with a new tool being developed by Optometry Australia.

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Foreign body removal item to be considered

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A government body is due to consider an application requesting Medicare Benefits Schedule listing for removal of imbedded corneal foreign bodies for people presenting to an optometrist.

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Screenings help Agfest visitors

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Tasmanian optometrists conducted about 600 vision screenings at the state’s largest agricultural event, Agfest, on 1-3 May.

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New children’s vision campaign prompts parents to act

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Optometry Australia is launching a multi-faceted children’s vision consumer campaign commencing in June with the potential to reach several hundred thousand consumers.

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Optometry Board flies west to meet practitioners

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The Optometry Board of Australia meeting in Perth on 24 April was preceded by a special networking event for members of Optometry Western Australia.

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A breath of fresh air for patients

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Optometrists get up close and personal to their patients every day so having fresh breath, or at least avoiding bad breath, is important for practice building.

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UPDATE: Federal Budget Q&As

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Optometrists Association has updated its Q&A document that provides answers to 36 frequently asked questions about the implications for optometry in the Federal Budget.

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Weight lifted as fee cap removed

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Optometrists have seven months to reconsider their billing structure following an announcement in the Federal Budget that the Medicare fee cap will be removed.

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Federal Budget: Summary Updated 15 May

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In anticipation of a challenging Federal Budget, Optometrists Association has locked in a meeting early next week with the Prime Minister’s Health Adviser.

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Play your part in Macular Degeneration Awareness Week

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Optometrists are encouraged to become involved in Macular Degeneration Awareness Week on 25–31 May.

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New name, new focus for Optometrists Association Australia

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Optometrists Association Australia has been listening to its members. Today, it has revealed that it intends to have a new name and a new direction.

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Hope for optometry profession if government adopts Commission of Audit recommendations

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Optometrists Association is carefully examining the recommendations of the Australian Government’s Commission of Audit, released today, 1 May.

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Health-care costs hinge on Budget

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Focus will fall sharply on the future of the MBS when Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey hands down the Federal Budget on 13 May.

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Compelling stories back up our important message

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May is a challenging month for most professional associations and their members as the Federal Budget is handed down.

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