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 2017

Jan16-20Derby
23-24Broome
Feb6-10Fitzroy Crossing
20-24Kununurra
Mar7-10Derby
Looma
14-17Roebourne
20-24Jigalong
Wiluna
Apr3-7Halls Creek
East
Kimberley
Wyndham
Dampier Peninsula
10-13Nullagine
Marble
Bar
Roebourne
18-21Bidyadanga
May8Fitzroy Crossing
Bayulu
9Wangkatjungka
10Noonkanbah
11Looma
21-26Broome
Balgo
Mulan
Bililuna
Bidyadanga
Jun6-9Derby
Gibb River
12-16Dampier Peninsula
Halls Creek
Warmun
19-23Roebourne
Port Hedland
Kimberley
Kalumburu
Sep26-27Roebourne
29Exmouth

For information on schedules or bookings contact Lions Outback Vision info@outbackvision.com.au or 08 9381 0802 or contact your regional health clinic.