Allied Health Career Information

Allied Health is a broad term used to describe the wide range of specialised healthcare provided by health practitioners who are not part of the medical, dental and nursing professions. The Allied Health workforce includes health practitioners who work autonomously and in multidisciplinary teams, in a variety of acute, outpatient, and community healthcare settings in both the public, not-for-profit and private sector.

A-Z of Allied Health Services

Optometry is the study of vision and ocular health. It focuses on vision assessment, detection of eye disease, and management/treatment of vision defects by prescribing a variety of corrective lenses. Optometrists play an important role in providing primary eye care services, where they can detect more complex eye conditions and refer people to Ophthalmologists for further investigations and treatment.

Optometry Jobs

Optometrists are health practitioners who examine eye health, conduct vision tests, and prescribe glasses. They can diagnose eye disorders, assess for other related health diseases, advise on therapeutic treatments for eye conditions, and refer people to medical specialists for further treatment and care. They mainly work in private practices, but also in hospitals and community settings. Optometrist have undertaken a relevant Bachelor degree and/or postgraduate study in Optometry and register with the Optometry Board of Australia.