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Stakeholders

All role-players active within the eye care arena are considered stakeholders and include:


OPTOMETRISTS AND DISPENSING OPTICIANS active in all modalities of practice: Independents, Franchises, Groups, Academia, Public Sector Hospitals and Clinics
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS such as the Departments of Health, Education, Transport and Trade and Industry
STATUTORY BODIES such as the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), the Competition Commission, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS).

OTHER PROFESSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS such as OSSA, SAMA, SADA, OASA,
OPTICAL SUPPLIERS INDUSTRY such as spectacle lens manufacturers, frame importers and suppliers, contact lens suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, etc
NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS such as ICEE, St John’s Eyecare, Lions International, etc

INTERNATIONAL BODIES such as the World Council of Optometry (WCCO), the African Council of Optometry (AFCO)
INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS such as the American Optometric Association, the Association of Optometrists(UK), the Australian Optometric association.