Encouraging optometrists to identify if they are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Optometry Australia is encouraging members to identify if they are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin at membership renewal time. This will ultimately help improve care for Indigenous people.
The Association will ask two questions in check boxes relating to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin: Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, and, if so; Do you wish to be contacted by Optometry Australia to explore opportunities to contribute to the Association?
Indigenous eye health advocate and optometrist, Mitchell Anjou AM said it was important to support the identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners because these colleagues are the most knowledgeable and best positioned to help improve eye care service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, having both an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and optometry expertise.
Read the full article on the Optometry Australia website here.