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WATCH: Enablers to Transforming Eye Health

To effectively transform eye health and develop sustainable models for preventative eyecare, the industry relies on two key enablers – the optometry workforce and ongoing funding of services. Optometry plays a vital role in the provision...

Features

Are there enough optometrists in Australia?

In 2018, a report by Deloitte Access Economics was commissioned by Specsavers which investigated the supply and demand of Australia’s optometric workforce until 2037. The...

Transforming Eye Health

CASE STUDY: Specsavers’ approach to hiring graduate optometrists

A critical aspect of Transforming Eye Health is Specsavers’ approach to assisting optometrists in their transition from university to practice. The Specsavers Graduate Program is...

Eye Conditions

Working with patient support groups

A truly holistic approach to patient care ensures that all resources available are directed purposefully towards improving outcomes. With high quality patient support groups available...

Eyecare Utilistation

The impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s graduate and locum optometrists

In 2020, almost one million of Australia’s 13.7-million-person labour force lost employment due to COVID-19 and in New Zealand, the unemployment rate rose to...

Australian Medicare

The Deloitte Access Economics Optometry Workforce Report

In October 2018, Specsavers commissioned a Deloitte Access Economics report into the future of the optometric workforce in Australia through until 2037. The report modelled...

New Zealand and the Pacific

Building a Pacific Eye Care Workforce

The Pacific is a unique geographical challenge when it comes to staffing a medical workforce. Vast distances of ocean are dotted with approximately 25,000...

Indigenous Eye Health

Delivering Indigenous eye care services in a pandemic

Specsavers continued its support of The Fred Hollows Foundation and The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ during COVID-19. Here, the teams explain how their programs...