Contents 

history-book-coverPreface

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Where and When the Big Events Took Place

  1. The Foundations of Optometry: 1286 to 1900
  2. The Beginnings of Modern Optometry: England, America and Canada: 1880 – 1950
  3. Australian Optometry Gets a Foothold: 1800 to 1900
  4. Australian Optometry Gets Organised: 1900 to 1920
  5. Legislation to Regulate the Profession: 1900 to 2010
  6. Optometric Education in the 20th Century: From Fellowships to University Degrees
  7. The Australian College of Optometry: Trailblazer in the Second Half of the 20th Century
  8. Australian Optometry Embarks on Research
  9. The Scope of Optometric Practice 1900 to 1950: The Engines of Change
  10. Expanding Scope of Optometric Practice 1950 to 2000: Detection and Diagnosis of Eye Disease
  11. Expanding Scope of Optometric Practice 1950 to 2000: Optometry Takes Command of Contact Lenses
  12. Expanding Scope of Optometric Practice 1950 to 2000: Better Eye Care for Young and Old
  13. Expanding Scope of Optometric Practice 1950 to 2000: Optometry Becomes a Therapeutic Profession
  14. Australian Optometry and Public Health: The Health Insurance Battles
  15. Australian Optometry Gets Really Involved in Public Health
  16. Australian Optometry Takes the World Stage to Prevent Blindness

Appendix. Leaders Who Turned the Tides of Optometric History in Australia

Bibliography

Index

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