Latest News

Third year University of Melbourne optometry students 2019

4 March

Website 10

Optometry Victoria recently visited the third year Melbourne University optometry students. Read more <here>

Second year Deakin optometry students 2019

21 February 

Deakin Second Year Students Web 21

Optometry Victoria recently visited the second year Deakin optometry students. Read more <here>

OV's postgraduate travel grants now open

8 February 

Postgraduate travel grant 2019

Optometry Victoria is currently accepting applications for the postrgraduate travel grant. Read more <here>

ECOV's diagnostic dilemmas seminar

7 February

Diagnostic Dilemma 1_ Promo Ad 210119 Web

Registrations are now open for ECOV's next seminar, with guest speaker Dr Anne Weymouth. Read more <here>

Flexible working arrangements: webcast and face to face seminar

6 February 

Vanessa Vanderhoek

Optometry Victoria members can attend this seminar as a webcast, or face to face. Ready more <here>

OV and OSA to merge!

30 October

AGM Vote 3 Web

Historic yes vote by members will see OV and OSA merge. Read more <here>  

Delicious food, great company

23 October

Imm Grads Oct 18 Web 1

We had a great turn out for the Immediate Graduates dinner, with great food and terrific company. Read more <here>  

Immediate Graduates dinner 

12 October 2018

Berth restaurant

It's not too late to register for Optometry Victoria's Immediate Graduates dinner. Read more <here>

ECOV's Referrals 101 seminar - wrap up

25 September 2018

Referrals seminar 2

Over 50 early career members attended the Referrals 101 seminar for some timely reminders and updates. Read more <here>

Myopia seminar: Sale - wrap up 

25 September 2018

Myopia Sale 2 Web

Thirteen members attended Optometry Victoria's Myopia seminar: Sale, with guest presenter Tim Fricke recently for a facsinating presentation. Read more <here>

ECOV's Education Grant 2018 

17 August 2018

ECOV logo

Early career optometrists can apply for this new grant, of up to $1,500, to support professional development activities. Read more <here>

Myopia seminar: Sale 

3 August 2018

Image For Regional Seminar Series 18-19

Registrations are now open for Optometry Victoria's Myopia seminar: Sale, with guest presenter Tim Fricke. Read more <here>

ECOV's Referrals 101 seminar 

31 July 2018

Amy Cohn PhotoAnthony Sargeant Photo

Registrations are now open for ECOV's Referrals 101 seminar. Read more <here>

ODMA and Optometry Victoria launch O=MEGA19 

14 July 2018


ODMA and Optometry Victoria have announced the most significant change to the optometric conferences and events landscape in Australia for many years. Read more <here>

DOSS and UMOSS Student Seminar 2018 

9 July 2018

015 Low Res

Optometry students are invited to register for the DOSS and UMOSS student seminar 2018, proudly supported by Optometry Victoria. Read more <here>

Victoria and SA: joining together to achieve more for members

6 July 2018

Murray and Kurt 050218

Over the past year we’ve been exploring the benefits and options of operating under a new, combined single entity. Read more <here>

ECOV's contact lens seminar: wrap up 

5 July 2018

ECOV CL Seminar 1

Photos and presentations from the latest ECOV seminar are now available <here>

Optometry Victoria's Glaucoma seminar wrap up

2 July 2018

Glaucoma Matinee 3

View photos and download the presentation from the seminar <here>

SRC lecture notes are available for download 

1 June 2018

SRC front cover

The lecture notes from SRC are available for download from the SRC website <here>

Optometry Victoria membership renewal opens 

15 May 2018

General _membership

Renew today and secure the future of your profession <here>

Optometry Victoria's Glaucoma seminar: Melbourne

14 May 2018

Murray Smith 2016

Matinee or evening seminar times are available. Find out more and register <here>

Planning for Success seminar wrap up

8 May 2018

Planning For Success Web 3

Around thirty-five members attended Optometry Victoria's recent Planning for Success seminar <read more>

Immediate Graduates dinner wrap up

26 April 2018

Immediate Grads Dinner April 2018 2 Web

Twenty-one members had a great time at Optometry Victoria's Immediate Graduates dinner <read more>

Academic award winner

19 April 2018

Academic award winner Jessica Healey 2

Optometry Victoria is delighted to announce that Jessica Healey is the winner of Optometry Victoria's Academic Award <read more>

Register now and Plan for Success

16 April 2018

Steven Johnston and Graeme Schneider

The Planning for Success seminar is aimed at experienced and early career members <read more>

Optometry Victoria's postgraduate travel grant winner

16 April 2018

Postgraduate travel grant winner 2018

Optometry Victoria is delighted to announce that Selwyn Prea is the 2018 winner of our Postgraduate Travel Grant <read more>

Immediate graduate members, come dine with us!

19 March 2018

FY students UoM 2017 2 web

Optometry Victoria's Immediate Graduate's dinner is a great chance to catch up with friends and colleagues over a delicious three-course meal and drinks <read more>

ECOV committee recruitment

13 March 2018

ECOV committee Dec 2017

The ECOV committee are currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated early career member to join the committee <read more>

ECOV presents How to get the most out of your Therapeutics

13 February 2018

ECOV Therapeutics

ECOV presents How to get the most out of your Therapeutics on March 27 <read more>

Optometry Victoria Glaucoma Seminar: Ballarat 

10 February 2018

Ballarat Annexe

Optometry Victoria will present the Glaucoma seminar, Ballarat on March 22 <read more>

Optometry Victoria Glaucoma Seminar: Warrnambool

9 February 2018

Pavilion Warrnambool

Including a Board Meeting ealier in the day, Optometry Victoria will present the Glaucoma seminar, Warrnambool on February 26 <read more>

Professional indemnity insurance: how protected are you? 

8 February 2018

PII webpage crowd pic

With many of us facing increasing time pressure, complex patients or new technology, knowing that we are covered by effective professional indemnity insurance (PII) should be a top priority <read more>

Optometry Victoria's postgraduate travel grants are now open 

5 February 2018

Postgraduate travel grant picture

Optometry Victoria is calling for applications for the postgraduate travel grants, for either national or international conference travel <read more>

Children's vision resource reachs 70,000 children and their families 

30 January 2018

Children's vision resource 2018

70,000 children starting Prep at a Victorian state school will receive Optometry Victoria's children's vision resource this week <read more>

Glaucoma Seminar - Geelong presented by Optometry Victoria, DOSS and BARDO 

30 January 2018

OV GG Pic 10

Optometry Victoria in collaboration with DOSS and BARDO presented the Glaucoma Seminar - Geelong  <read more>

Registrations are now open for Golf Day 2018  

11 December 2017

Golf Day 2018 course web image

Registrations are now open for the Annual Golf Day on Monday 5 March 2018, which raises much needed funds for Optometry Giving Sight <read more>

December edition of Scope out now! 

8 December 2017

Scope Dec 2017

The December edition of Scope includes SRC speaker profiles, an update on the 3, 2, 1 campaign, and lots more <read more> 

Myopia management, trends, tools and techniques: wrap-up  

28 November 2017

Myopia 27

Over 150 members turned out for Optometry Victoria's last CPD seminar for 2017 <read more> 

Tips and tricks for examining little humans: wrap-up  

9 November 2017


The latest seminar presented by OV's Early Career Optometrists Victoria committee was very well received by members <read more> 

October Immediate Graduates dinner: wrap up 

27 October 2017

Immediate graduates dinner Oct 17 1

It was a terrific night at the Immediate Graduates dinner recently, with lots of good discussion and catching up <read more> 

Optometry Victoria's AGM 

24 October 2017

AGM 8 2017

Thank you to those members who attended Optometry Victoria's AGM recently. You can now download Optometry Victoria's Annual Report and Financial Statements, and view photos from the night <read more> 

ECOV update - Workforce oversupply: should we be worried?

19 October 2017

Workforce oversupply article image

Oversupply has been on the mind of many early career optometrists. With graduates in Victoria coming from its two optometry schools, and another new school soon to open in Canberra, this concern is not unfounded. In this brief article Optometry Victoria's Early Career Optometrists Victoria committee outline the facts and current advocacy efforts by Optometry Australia to address this issue <read more> 

October edition of Scope out now 

12 October 2017

Scope Oct cover

 <read more>

Help the Vision Initiative improve their resources

21 August 2017

Vision Initiative logo

The Vision Initiative are seeking five optometrists to review a small number of their resources and provide feedback via an online survey. The resources will be mailed to participating optometrists in advance of completing the survey. The survey should take around 20 minutes to complete.

Participating optometrists will be paid $50 for their participation. To register your interest contact Michelle Marven at Optometry Victoria on   

A beginners guide to making hard contacts easy

15 June 2017

ECOV Contact lens seminar

Wrap up of this seminar held on Monday 28 August is now available <read more>

Regional seminar series 2017/18

15 June 2017

Mornington Peninsula

Optometry Victoria's regional seminar series for 2017/18 will focus on glaucoma, with the first seminar to be held in the Mornington Peninsula in September <read more>

June edition of Scope out now 

13 June 2017

June 2017

The latest edition of Scope includes a double-page photo feature on SRC, and an update on the work of Optometry Victoria during 2016-17 <read more>

SRC 2017 wrap-up 

29 May 2017

SRC 17 19

Murray Smith, President of Optometry Victoria delivers his verdict on SRC 2017, including photos <read more>

Optometry Victoria membership renewals are due by 30 June 

15 May 2017

Membership renewal banner 1

A strong association means a better profession for you, and for the eye health of all Australians <read more>

Immediate graduates dinner: photos and wrap up 

20 April 2017

Immediate graduates dinner 2

Optometry Victoria was delighted to host 17 immediate graduate members for dinner and drinks, with some members travelling from as far afield as Warrnambool, Ballarat and Warragul to attend <read more>

Optometry Victoria's student academic award 

12 April 2017

Academic award

Optometry Victoria is very proud to announce a new prize for final year optometry students, who epitomise the highest commitment to patient care <read more>

Retirement and succession planning seminar 

10 April 2017

Steven Johnston and Graeme Schneider

Seminar wrap up available now for members <read more>

Diabetic retinopathy seminar comes to Melbourne 

10 April 2017

Simon Hanna 2017

Optometry Victoria's highly successful Diabetic Retinopathy seminar will be held in Melbourne on Thursday 29 June. Don't miss out, register now! <read more>

Optometry Victoria's Guide to Getting Registered for final year students 

10 April 2017

Student image 2

Optometry Victoria's Guide to Getting Registered is designed to assist final year students to navigate the process of getting registered and ready to practice <read more>

Adela Park wins OV's postgraduate travel grant 

10 April 2017

Adela Park

Optometry Victoria is delighted to announce that So Yun (Adela) Park has won the international postgraduate travel grant <read more>

Become your own boss a stellar success 

27 March 2017

YOV Become your own boss seminar 2

Fifty-six early career members attended this free seminar, which provided practical financial and legal advice, as well as insights from those who have 'been there and done that!' <read more>

A terrific turnout for the Geelong diabetic retinopathy seminar 

16 March 2017

Geelong 8

Thirty-five local members attended the free seminar, which attracted 4.5 CPD points <read more>

YOV committee welcomes Jillian Campbell 

13 March 2017

Jillian Campbell

The Young Optometrists Victoria committee are delighted to welcome Jillian Campbell <read more>

Wodonga diabetic retinopathy seminar a terrific success

24 February 2017

Wodonga 6

Seventeen local members attended the free seminar, which attracted 4.5 CPD points <read more>

Young Optometrists Victoria's committee are recruiting

22 February 2017

Communication seminar 13 crop

Young Optometrists Victoria's committee are looking for a passionate and engaged early career member <read more>

Catching up with the University of Melbourne third year students

20 February 2017

Melb Uni third years 10

Optometry Victoria was delighted to be able to meet and present to the third year University of Melbourne students during February <read more>

Optometry self-audit tool 2017

17 February 2017

self audit tool front page

The optometry self-audit tool provides information and links to guidelines, policies and legislation to assist optometrists to practice to the highest standard <read more>

February Scope out now

16 February 2017

February 17

The February edition of Optometry Victoria's Scope newsletter, is out now <read more>

YOV presents: Become your own boss

16 February 2017

Communication seminar 13

This CPD accredited seminar for early career optometrists will provide practical information about starting your own practice <read more>

Diabetic retinopathy seminar: Geelong

16 February 2017

Geelong foreshore 2

Registrations are now open for Optometry Victoria's diabetic retinopathy seminar in Geelong on Thursday 16 March <read more>

Optometry Victoria's postgraduate travel grants 

2 February 2017

Postgrad travel grant 1

Optometry Victoria's postgraduate travel grant applications are due by Monday 6 March 2017 <read more>

Children's vision resource

31 January 2017

Prep Bag resource 2017

Optometry Victoria's new children's vision resource 'A guide to healthy eyes for kids and parents' was distirbuted to 60,000 prep children today <read more>

SRC early bird registration is now open

30 January 2017

SRC 2017 banner

Early bird registration for SRC 2017 is now open. To find out more about the conference visit the SRC website

New member portal is now live!

30 January 2017

Member portal image

All Optometry Victoria members have been sent an activation email. Activate your member account today! 

Optometry Victoria meets with the second year Deakin University students

25 January 2017

Deakin second years 4

Optometry Victoria was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with the second year students from Deakin University in late January <read more>