AONA’s final Zoom clinical for 2023 5pm Monday 27/11/2023

Dr Kristen Wells (Ophthalmologist) will update us on “The Red Eye – Emergency presentation, Triage, Diagnosis & Management.” With over 20 years experience in an Ophthalmic Emergency Department her knowledge and expertise will be informative, current & interesting.

Melbourne – the final in person AONA event for 2023

This Saturday, 25/11/2023 at The Manningham Private Hopsital. Doors open at 08:30. We have a great program lined up for you. Check out our program Suite 304, Level 3, 200 High St, Templestowe LowerFree parking on site Arrival coffee/tea, Morning Tea & lunch included

AONA’s final clinical meeting for 2023 in Melbourne

The final in person event for AONA in 2023 is being held on Saturday 25th November at Manningham Private HospitalSuite 304, Level 3, 200 High St, Templestowe LowerFree parking on site Attendance is free for members (and MPH staff) & $50 for non-members. See flyer for details, program coming soon

Tasmanian Clinical this Saturday 4th November Doors open from 08:30

The Royal Hobart Hospital, 42 Argyle Street, Hobart is the place to be this Saturday for the Ophthalmic Nurses in person clinical meeting. Doors open from 08:30. An opportunity for education, networking and socialising with fellow nurses working in the ophthalmic arena. Program (proposed) Level 10 Meeting Room, Wellington Clinics, 42 Argyle Street, Hobart

Zoom Event 28/10/2023

The next Tele-Zoom event is now open for registrations. It is back to Saturday morning for this session on the 28th October at 09:30 EDST (SA – 09:00, QLD – 08:30, NT – 08:00). To register go to the website , log in to your account then register via the events page.

Newcastle Clinical (in person) 11/11/2023

We’re back in Newcastle with an in person education session presenting a broad range of topics including Retinal gene therapy, Fred Hollows Foundation, Refractive Therapy & more. Registrations are now live on the website. Check out the flyer for details

Cataract Clinical

The Cataract clinical on 23/09/2023 was well supported and beneficial to members who attended. The day commenced with a review of ophthalmic A & P, cataract physiology, then an opportunity to test their dissection skills. A huge thank you to Johnson & Johnson for their support in sponsoring, providing the facilities and educators for the event.

AONA AGM 26/09/2023 @ 7pm

AONA AGM will be held tomorrow – Tuesday 26/09/2023 Want to make AONA more relevant, better targeted to members? Join us Tuesday evening at 7pm. All members will have received a reminder with Annual Report, Agenda, committee Nomination & Proxy forms attached. These are also available on the previous blog. If you can’t make the meeting you can still participate …


Annual Report Agenda Nomination form Proxy form

AONA AGM (Zoom) 26/09/2023 7pm. No Registration required

The annual Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 26th September from 7pm. The Annual Report will be tabled, Election of office bearers for 2023-2024, changes to the constitution all requiring a membership vote. NO REGISTRATION is required to participate. Access codes have been emailed to members and will be sent again on 25/09/2023

Tasmania Clinical Meeting 04/11/2023 Registrations now open

Saturday 4th of November 2023 Tasmania clinical meeting (in person) in Hobart. All registered nurse are welcome. Attendance is free for members – but you must still register (for catering and number restrictions) and $60 for non-members A broad program of interesting speakers has been organised. Only 20 – 25 places available. Registration options for non-members – join AONA then …

AONA Education event Saturday 23/09/2023

AONA & Johnson and Johnson Vision presentCataract Surgery – the basics. A great clinical for nurses relatively new to Ophthalmic Surgery Includes:Cataract Surgery OverviewIOL’sLens loadingPhaco set up and wetlab with artificial eyes Flyer Registration is now open. Numbers are limited to 25 on a first come basis.

AONA 2023 Conference a resounding success

The first conference in Melbourne since 2019 was deemed a huge success with international, interstate and local speakers, Ophthalmic Nurse representatives from all Australian states and over 80 local and interstate delegates. Presentations ranged from advancing ophthalmic nursing scope of practice and developments in medical and nursing practices to use of digital technologies and the move to sustainable health care …

TeleED Zoom Tuesday 23rd May @ 19:00 – 19:45

Our first evening Tele on-line Zoom education session will be held on Tuesday 23rd of May @ 19:00-19:45 Registrations are now open – this is a members only event so you must log in to your account to register. Dr Nellie Koh Uveitis Fellow at Sydney Eye Hospital will be presenting “Infectious Uveitis Cases” We hope you can join us …

RANZCO 2030 & beyond: AONA’s contribution

The RANZCO 2030 & beyond strategy aims to to enhance equitable service provision across Australia and develop and maintain a sustainable ophthalmology workforce, with the goal of working towards eliminating avoidable blindness in Australia. AONA and AONA QLD contributed to the strategy, providing a nursing viewpoint and proposals regarding task -shifting in the future. To find out more about the …

Special Envoy on Vision campaign update from the IAPB

Over 60 countries and 150 global eye health organisations have submitted a letter to the United Nations General Assembly requesting the appointment of a Special Envoy on Vision. AONA is proud to be among the signatory associations. To read the letter from the IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness), click here.

Victoria: Upcoming AONA Clinical Meeting Reminder

Hello again from AONA ONLY one week until registrations close for AONA Victoria clinical meeting. Take this opportunity to get back in the education swing and hear some interesting speakers and topics, catch up with colleagues and earn some CPD points. It will be held at CERA (Centre for Eye Research Australia) on the 7th floor of RVEEH 32 Gisborne St East Melbourne, registrations …

Sydney: Sydney Eye Hospital – Ophthalmology Courses 2023

This post is for our Sydney and New South Wales AONA members looking for more educational opportunities: the Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital have released their program of ophthalmology courses for 2023. You can view the overall course list here. There are 7 courses being offered, including a Retinal Disease and Disorders seminar and an Eye Emergency Management course. Head …