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 2020

Jan13OVAHSMar3-4BidyadangaMay6BRAMS
14Kalumbaru3One Arm Point11-14Wirraka Maya
Roebourne (TBC)
15Wyndham4Lombadina18-19Balgo
16-17DAHS 5Beagle Bay20Mulan
20-23Wirraka Maya9OVAHS21Bililuna
22BRAMS10Kalumbaru25OVAHS
Feb5BRAMS11-12Wyndham 26Kalumbaru
10-13Fitzroy Crossing18BRAMS27Wyndham
17-22Yiyili30Fitzroy Crossing 28-29OVAHS
17-19WilunaApr1-3Fitzroy CrossingJun3Yakanarra (TBC)
19Ringers Soak6-9Wirraka Maya (TBC)8-11Dampier Peninsula
(TBC)
17-21Wiluna8BRAMS8-12DAHS/Looma (TBC)
25-28Roebourne14-17Mawarnkarra (TBC) 16Bidyadanga
26Yakananarra20-24DAHS (TBC)24BRAMS

Visiting Optometry Schedules often change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. Note at this time optometry services are being delivered following Government guidelines.  A new schedule will be posted when available.

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.