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.

Visiting Optometry Schedule 2020

Aug17Derbarl Yerrigan16Wyndham19-21DAHS
17-18Wangatjunka17 OVAHS22-23Looma
18Warmun21Beagle Bay26-27Newman (PAMS)
19-20 Noonkanbah 22One Arm PointNov 2 OVAHS
22-23Bidyadanga 3 Kalumburu (TBC)
Sep1Jigalong23Lombadina4-5 Wyndham
1-3Fitzroy Crossing24Beagle Bay 5OVAHS
2Cotton Creek28-30Wiluna 9Derbarl Yerrigan
4KunawarratjiOct5-6Balgo 9-11Wirrakamaya
7-11 Halls Creek/
Yura Yungi
Ringers Soak
14Derbarl Yerrigan/
12Derbarl Yerrigan 7 Derbarl Yerrigan
15Kalumburu14BRAMS 7-8DAHS

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 or 08 9381 0802 or contact your regional health clinic.  Additional clinics will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.