If you’re looking to further your career in the industry, join an industry association or participate in a training course, the information you need is here. Key industry associations will be represented at SILMO Sydney.
Optometry Australia is the influential voice for the optometry profession. It is a profession-centric membership body representing about 90 per cent of Australian optometrists. Optometry Australia is a not-for-profit organisation. It comprises six state bodies NSW & ACT, VIC, QLD & NT, SA, WA, TAS, a national organisation and a national board which acts as the organisation’s governing body.
Young Optometrists (YO) was started in 2012 by a group of recently graduated young optometrists, who were all in their first year of practice and had graduated from UNSW the year before. YO was established to represent optometrists in their first decade of practice and address needs specific to young professionals finding their way in the optometric profession.
Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia
Since 1962 the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) has promoted education, research, professional development and networking in the cornea and contact lens field and are committed to supporting Australian optometrists and ophthalmologists.
The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists
The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) was founded in 1987, and provides Australian, New Zealand and Asian optometrists with education and training in behavioural optometry. Our members have a special interest in children’s vision, patients with learning difficulties, traumatic brain injury, binocular vision dysfunction, as well as those wishing to enhance their visual skills for sport.
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children is Australia’s largest non-government provider of education, therapy and cochlear implant services for children and adults with vision or hearing loss, their families, and the professionals who support them. The range of specialist services available at RIDBC is unique in Australia and benefits thousands of children, adults, families and professionals each year. Talk with their members to find out what benefits and services are available to you as a member, and you will be able to join the association on the spot.
Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD)
ACOD is a leading industry educational college, passionate about creating a positive and innovative learning environment which supports skill development and professional competence for dispensers.