Multidisciplinary care is increasingly recognised as a key factor in delivering comprehensive healthcare services and achieving optimal patient outcomes. We place great value on the role of education in fostering a strong culture of clinical and scientific excellence – not only internally and with our ophthalmology colleagues, but also with other medical and allied healthcare professionals. Many of our doctors are extensively involved with teaching and examining medical students, optometry students, optometrists, GPs and ophthalmology trainees.
Thanks to everyone who attended our 22nd Annual enVision Optometry Conference in 2017.
We’ve summarised the key take-home messages in our conference roundup.
National Gallery of Victoria
Thanks to the Victorian optometrists who attended our end-of-year celebratory dinner at the NGV. It was a lovely evening featuring talks by Dr Joe Reich, Dr Raj Pathmaraj and Dr Aaron Yeung.
We look forward to seeing you all again for our Continuing Education Series in 2018.
Latitude 21 Bar & Restaurant
Thanks to the optometrists who recently attended our educational dinner event in Mackay. The evening featured presentations from local Vision Eye Institute doctors André Horak and Ed Boets, along with a lovely two-course meal.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.
We’re passionate about sharing our knowledge with other healthcare professionals to ensure patients receive best-practice ophthalmic care.
As part of this commitment, we currently host CPD events throughout the year and annual state optometry conferences (Eye 360 in Melbourne and enVision in Sydney). Optometrists who are in the process of becoming therapeutically endorsed, as well as final-year optometry students, can also complete clinical placements at Vision Eye Institute practices.
Early next year, we’ll be launching our SHARED VISION network to further encourage and support collaboration with our optometric and GP colleagues through:
Patients who have been referred to an ophthalmologist are often anxious, highlighting the importance of a smooth and seamless referral process. That’s why we have a dedicated, clinically qualified referrer liaison team to assist you and your patients every step of the way. Our referrer liaisons actively seek feedback so that we can continuously improve our services.
This liaison team is also responsible for managing Vision Eye Institute’s program of educational activities.
For any queries regarding referrals, CPD events or clinical placements, please contact:
Many University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales final-year optometry students complete placements at Vision Eye Institute clinics. Together, our clinics host up to 200 students every year.
During their time with us, the optometry students become familiar with:
As a patient-focused company, Vision Eye Institute aims to deliver the best possible clinical outcomes. To achieve this, our practice must continue to evaluate and innovate.
Vision Eye Institute’s doctors have created a culture that emphasises rigorous clinical review. Through regular, methodical and comprehensive review of all facets of clinical and surgical practice, our doctors can readily benchmark themselves against best-practice outcomes. The demand for our doctors to share their results and experiences at scientific conferences, both locally and overseas, is testament to our ability to deliver a consistently high standard of patient care and clinical outcomes.
Due to the size of our organisation, we are able to support our doctors with a dedicated research team. This team is responsible for translating the data into peer-reviewed research articles and extending the group’s research interests.
In the past 5 years, Vision Eye Institute doctors have published more than 150 articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals, which is greater than any other private ophthalmic group in the country.
Given our strong presence within the scientific community, we are also often approached to conduct clinical trials on behalf of companies. This, in turn, provides our doctors with an opportunity to access the very latest clinical and surgical technology – a significant benefit that allows our patients to be at the forefront of ophthalmic care.
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