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