Aims & Intentions

Aim 1

  • Optimise the efficiency of ophthalmic care by improving the skill base of technicians and promoting the use of cutting edge diagnostic technology and treatments.
  • As a specific subset of this to provide ophthalmology services for members of the Indigenous community enabling practical steps towards ‘closing the gap’ in their health-care outcomes.

Aim 2

  • Foster training of medical practitioners as ophthalmic specialists as part of RANZCO accredited registrar rotation.
  • Provide quality ophthalmic training to Australian and overseas medical students through the University of Tasmania.
  • Build partnerships with dynamic and enthusiastic clinicians with a passion for ophthalmology, and support them in their professional development.
  • To enhance and develop strong working relationships between healthcare providers for the benefit of patient care (eg GP’s, optometrists, nurses).
  • Disseminate accurate and relevant information to the public concerning the nature and treatment of common eye diseases affecting Tasmanians.

Aim 3

  • Build research funding and study opportunities for potential and current investigators.
  • Foster and facilitate ophthalmic research that benefits the needs of Tasmanians and the wider community.

Aim 4

  • Support the health industry in the development and improvement of therapeutic interventions for vision loss.