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

Jan8-9OVAHSMar1Bidyadanga (TBC)Apr9-11DAHS
Menzies (TBC)
12-13Looma (TBC)
11-12 OVAHS5-9Jigalong/
Cotton Creek/
Punma (TBC)
31BRAMS6-8Wiluna14-15Balgo (TBC)
Feb5-8Fitzroy Crossing 12OVAHS16Mulan (TBC)
12-13Wirraka Maya (TBC)13Kalumburu17Bililuna (TBC)
14-16Mawarnkarra (TBC)14OVAHS24-25Wyndham
Menzies (TBC)
13-15Newman (TBCJun13BRAMS
28Bidyadanga (TBC)15-16Wyndham25-29Jigalong/
Cotton Creek/
Punma (TBC)
29-29 DAHS

For information on schedules or bookings contact Lions Outback Vision or 08 9381 0802 or contact your regional health clinic.