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  • The what, why and who of Australian optometry
  • Featuring original and rare photos
  • 320 pages colour throughout
  • Read about the political battles fought 
  • Lively accounts of the characters of the industry

Paperback: $75 incl GST (ACO members, staff & students $70 incl GST)
Hardcover: $160 incl GST (ACO members, staff & students $150 incl GST)
Postage and Handling: Australia $15 (1 book) $18 (2 books), Overseas POA

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This book tells the story of the emergence of optometry in Australia as an important primary health care profession. It is carefully researched to tell the “what, why and who” of the story in the context of a changing society, changing knowledge and a changing system of health care. For all this it is an easy read, lightened with pictures, anecdotes and accounts of some quirky personalities.

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