ECOV's Referrals 101

Some timely reminders from ECOV's Referrals 101

This seminar provided over 50 early career members with the resources and skills to triage and write effective referrals.

Guest presenters early career optometrist Anthony Sargeant and ophthalmologist Dr Amy Cohn covered the urgency of certain conditions; where to refer for urgent conditions, and what does and doesn’t need to be included in a referral.

They discussed duty of care in relation to contacting patients, arranging appointments and attendance of referrals. Training of dispensing staff to triage emergency conditions was also covered.

Anthony Sargeant is an Area Eyecare Manager for Luxottica, and undertakes full scope optometry at OPSM’s flagship Melbourne CBD practice.

Amy Cohn is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists. She is a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Eye Research Australia.

Participants received 6 CPD points (with assessment). 

The seminar was facilitated by Optometry Victoria’s Early Career Optometrists Victoria committee members.

Members can download the presentations from the night by scrolling to the bottom of this page. Members can also access a video recording of the two presenters Anthony and Amy by scrolling to the bottom of the page. 

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Members can view Anthony Sargeant's presentation here and Dr Amy Cohn's presentation here

Members can view a video recording of Anthony here, and Amy here

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