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

Jul5DAHS24One Arm Point21BililunaDec1DAHS
12/14OVAHS23-26Fitzroy Crossing18-22Hedland1-3Wirraka May
13KalumburuSep6DYHS25-29Jigalong/Cotton Creek/Punmu/
Kunawarratji
2-3Looma
15/16Wyndham 8Lombadina/
Yakanarra
Nov1/5OVAHS6DYHS
26/27Northam13/14/16/17OVAHS2Kalumbaru8BRAMS
28-30Merredin15Wyndham3/4Wyndham13-15Bidyadanga
Aug2DYHS14-16Roebourne 8DAHS
2-6Jigalong/Cotton Creek/
Punmu/
Kunawarratji
22BRAMS8-12Halls Creek
4BRAMS28-29Bidyadanga 9-12PAMS/Nullagine
6Kununurra28-30Wiluma9-11Roebourne
9-11Wiluna
Oct4/5/7/8DAHS10BRAMS
9/11DAHS6Kupungarri14-18Fitzroy Crossing
12/13Looma11DYHS 22-24Wiluna
16-20Halls Creek13BRAMS24Yakanarra
23Beagle Bay18/19Balgo29-30Wirraka Maya
23-27Wirraka Maya/Marble Bar20Mulan29-30DAHS

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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