Our consultants are regular speakers for local community organisations such as Rotary and Lions. These opportunities enable us to reach the wider community and raise the awareness of ophthalmic eye health to improve the public understanding of common eye conditions by dissemination of accurate and relevant information about eye disease and treatment.
Regular patient and carer support sessions are held at our medical centre for patients with Age Related Macula Degeneration (AMD).
We provide art gallery and student education in the ophthalmic clinic setting for Waverley primary school.
The Tasmanian Eye Institute is currently providing education and training for;
- Ophthalmology registrars
- Medical students from both Australia and overseas
- Health care providers – GPS/Optometrists/Nursing/Pharmacy/Orthoptist
- Ophthalmic technicians & Administration staff
- Ongoing staff training
- Work placement program for students looking to enter the medical profession
Ophthalmic training for medical students includes;
- Case based learning
- Overseas medical student electives
Orthoptist students training elective.
Technical staff are supported in their ongoing professional development by certification through The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
General Practitioners and Optometrists – lecture series and practical clinical sessions.
Launceston General Hospital emergency department doctors – lecture and practical session ‘What Not to Miss’.