The objectives of the grant programme guidelines are to improve eye health for people living in regional, rural and remote locations by:
- Increasing the availability of optometry services in areas of identified need;
- Improving the coordination and integration of those eye health services and the quality of ongoing patient care; and
- Enhancing communication between visiting optometrists, local health providers and other visiting health professionals.
To achieve these objectives, fund holders are funded to manage and coordinate the delivery of optometry services in line with the Visiting Optometrists Scheme Service Delivery Standards