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 2018

July9-11OVAHSOct1-2BalgoDec3-7Halls Creek/Yiyilli
Aug6-10Jigalong Communities4Bililuna10-14Wirraka May/
6/7/9/10OVAHS8-12Karlarra/Marble Bar/
Nullagine/ Warralong
13-16Wiluna22-26Wirraka Maya
20-24Halls Creek/Warmun31BRAMS
20-22NewmanNov 5/9OVAHS
27-31Dampier Peninsula6Kalumbaru
5Wyndham19-23Fitzroy Crossing
12-13Bidyadanga26-30Jigalong Communities
17-21Wirraka Maya/
17 Fitzroy Valley
19-20 Noonkanbah
25-27Halls Creek

Visiting Optometry Schedules often change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances. For information on schedules or bookings contact Lions Outback Vision or 08 9381 0802 or contact your regional health clinic.