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 2021

Jan13BRAMSApr7BRAMSJun1/3/4DAHSJul12/14OVAHS
18-20Wiluna12-14DAHS2Kupungarri13Kalumbarru
19-20OVAHS15-16Looma1-3Mawarnkarra15-16Wyndham
21Wyndham 13-15Roebourne8-10Wiluna26-27Northam (van)
Feb1-4Wirraka MayaMay3/6/7OVAHS15WarmunAug2-6Jigalong/Cotton Creek/
Punmu/
Kunawarratji
3BRAMS4Kalumburu16Yakanarra4BRAMS
17Yakanarra5Wyndham 21-25Jigalong/Cotton Creek/
Punmu/
Kunawarratji
9/11DAHS
22-24DAHS12BRAMS21/22/24Wirraka Maya12-13Looma
25-26Looma17-18Balgo 22One Arm Point16-20Yura Yungi/Ringers Soak
Mar2-4Bidyadanga19Mulan23Marble Bar/Lombodina23-26Fitzroy Crossing
8-11Wangkatjunka
20Bililuna24 Beagle Bay
9/12/15OVAHS18-21Newman/Nullagine25Karlarra
10-11Wyndham24-28 Jigalong/Cotton Creek 28 Nullagine
17BRAMS31Yura Yungi28-30Bidyadanga
22-26 Yura Yungi/Halls Creek29Newman

Visiting Optometry Schedules often change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. Note at this time optometry services are being delivered following Government guidelines and will be updated as communities invite services back following COVID-19 lockdown.

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.

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