RMIT University, Melbourne, and Luxottica have formalised a partnership to provide optical training to Luxottica employees.
Head of RMIT’s School of Life and Physical Sciences, Graham Timmins, said the contract would make RMIT and Luxottica the largest trainers in optical dispensing in the Asia-Pacific region.
“This training package enables and encourages national recognition and alignment of qualifications, in turn delivering a higher standard of graduates,” Mr. Timmins said.
The Optical Dispensing team at RMIT, including John Van Braam, brought their extensive experience in the optical industry to the development and delivery of the training program.
This training package enables and encourages national recognition and alignment of qualifications, in turn delivering a higher standard of graduates
Specsavers Donate Specs
Specsavers, has donated 15,000 spectacle lenses to the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE) to increase access to affordable eye care in remote communities throughout the world.
Professor Brian Layland, ICEE Director of Aboriginal Eye and Vision Care Programmes says: “Whilst progress has been made in eye health and vision correction among Aboriginal people, it is still a fact that Aboriginal communities have a rate of eye disease, blindness and uncorrected vision defects that is 10 times higher than in non-Aboriginal communities.”
Regrettably, for Aboriginal people there are barriers to obtaining eye examinations and spectacles in almost all Australian states and territories. ICEE and its optometrists are working hard to eliminate some of those barriers.
The donation from Specsavers will help ICEE optometrists provide people with the glasses they need.