In my opinion, 2 areas need to be tackled simultaneously.
1. Minimum fixed test fee.
2. Testing time
If fee is tackled alone, more money will enter the profession, but may not positively impact the optom. If testing time is increased alone, businesses will suffer, especially independants, which will also affect a lot of optoms. We need to get the GOC on board of course. I also think that we need to charge for additional services, i.e. filling other forms brought in by pxs.