A five-year, $40 million-plus program involving adoption and investment into OCT and Oculo; integrated single-entry patient data records; individualised reports on Medicare billing patterns; benchmarked detection and referral of key eye conditions; an ongoing training and development program that has reached more than 1200 optometrists working for Specsavers across Australia and New Zealand – and a series of collaborative relationships with the likes of Diabetes Australia, Glaucoma Australia, RANZCO and more.
All of these elements, coupled with a support team of clinical consultants (all optometrists) across both countries has prepared our optometrists to make real inroads into the 500,000 plus backlog of Specsavers patients who missed their eye care appointments in April and May – while a new backlog builds once more in Victoria.
This is an important backdrop to this year’s Specsavers Clinical Conference – SCC Online Series 2020 – and is one element of practical learning for optometrists all across Australia and New Zealand. Transforming Eye Health is our mission for eye care and last night we once again welcomed more than 600 optometrists – both Specsavers and non-Specsavers – to the second installment of our Online Series.
SCC Online continues to 14 October, details of which and registration access are available here.