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Orthoptics Australia is the national peak body representing Australian orthoptists.


Orthoptics Australia (OA) is a national organisation representing members in all states of Australia, as well as members from other countries, including New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

OA strives to promote and advance the discipline of orthoptics in public hospitals and ophthalmology practices, and to actively seek and implement career and work benefits and opportunities for its members.

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Orthoptists are eye healthcare professionals who are trained in the assessment and treatment of patients with eye disorders.

Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in ophthalmic diagnostic services and specialise in children’s vision, eye movement disorders and low vision care, working across a range of settings including hospitals, private specialist practices and research centres.

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Vic Branch JSM 25th July, 2015......

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