Uncorrected refractive error causes almost 2/3 of vision impairment among (63% Indigenous and 62% non-Indigenous) Australians.
Visiting Optometry services visit 30 communities, completing over 80 trips per year across the Kimberley, Pilbara regions and mid-west regions.
Correcting refractive error remains their principal role, including dispensation of spectacles, in communities which are often too small to support traditional models of health care delivery. Visiting Optometry Services provide equitable access to quality eye health care service within the local setting.
Delivering outreach optometric services to people living in regional, rural and remote locations, who do not have ready access to primary eye care services . Lions Outback Vision Visiting Optometry Services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health administered by Rural Health West
Visiting Optometry Services
The Lions Outback Vision Visiting Optometry team are increasing optometry services in areas of identified need;
- improving the coordination and integration of those eye health services and the quality of ongoing patient care; and
- enhancing communication between visiting optometrists, local health providers and other visiting health professionals.
- facilitating effective communication and patient care with local health professionals.
Visiting Optometry Schedule 2021
|Feb||1-4||Wirraka Maya||May||3/6/7||OVAHS||15||Warmun||Aug||2-6||Jigalong/Cotton Creek/
|25-26||Looma||17-18||Balgo||22||One Arm Point||16-20||Yura Yungi/Ringers Soak|
|Mar||2-4||Bidyadanga||19||Mulan||23||Marble Bar/Lombodina||23-26||Fitzroy Crossing|
|22-26||Yura Yungi/Halls Creek||29||Newman|