visiting optometrist

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.
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Visiting Optometry Schedule 2019

Jan9OVAHS15OVAHS29Wyndham
16Yakanarra18-23Newman/Nullagine/
Marble Bar
30-31OVAHS
21-22OVAHS26-27BidyadangaJun5-6Bidyadanga
23WyndhamApr1-2Roebourne12BRAMS
24-25OVAHS3Yakanarra24-25DAHS
Feb4-7Fitzroy Crossing8-10DAHS24-28Jigalong
11-13DAHS11-12Looma26Kupungarri
14-15Looma17Brams27-28DAHS
20BRAMSMay1BramsJul1Onslow
25-28Dampier Peninsula6-10Fitzroy Crossing4-5Exmouth
25-28Yiyili13-17YiyiliAug13-14Leonora
Mar1Dampier Peninsula
Yiyili
19-20Balgo16Laverton
8Leonora21Mulan26-27Newman
9Laverton23BilillunaSep5-6Roebourne
4-8Jigalong20-24Dampier PeninsulaOct2-4Fitzroy Crossing
11OVAHS26-22GoldfieldsNov25Onslow
12Kalumburu27OVAHS27-28Exmouth
13-14Wyndham28Kalumburu

Visiting Optometry Schedules often change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. For information on schedules or bookings contact Lions Outback Vision info@outbackvision.com.au or 08 9381 0802 or contact your regional health clinic.  Additional clinics will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.