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Boosting Skills With Education


Cathryn Baker

The tropical conference of the year, North Queensland Vision, kicks off on Saturday 3 October at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel. Highlights of this well-rounded program include a presentation from ophthalmologist Dr. Hamish McKee on differentiating glaucomas from other optic neuropathies as well as surgical strategies used in primary angle glaucoma. He will also outline the role of newer tonometers, sleep studies and proper gonioscopy in the investigation of the glaucomas.

Brisbane optometrist Andrew Robinson will present two case studies in which diagnostic bias resulted in misdiagnosis, urging all optometrists to ‘look at the patient with fresh eyes, look at the symptoms’.


Look at the patient with fresh eyes…

Senior lecturer at Queensland University of Technology School of Optometry and Vision Science, Dr. Stephen Vincent, will speak on the corneal response associated with modern scleral lens wear and OCT derived tissue compression following contact lens wear as well as fitting characteristics of a commonly prescribed miniscleral contact lens.

NQV favourite Dr. Michael Forrest will talk on cataract surgery and childhood strabismus, while ophthalmologist Dr. Tai Smith will present on eyelashes and eyelids. Joe Tanner will present at a breakfast session on Saturday 3 October.

Back by popular demand is the conference dinner, this time at an exclusive Palm Cove property, allowing delegates time to enjoy the tropics over a sit down dinner, drinks, entertainment and dancing. The NQV exhibition will showcase the latest in equipment, lenses, solutions, finance and more.

Visit www.etouches.com/nqv2015 or phone (AUS) 07 3839 4411.


Libby Boschen

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room!” His Holiness
the Dalai Llama

Optometry South Australia may be the second smallest in the Optometry Australia federation, but we choose to be that (sometimes) annoying little beast that challenges the status quo to make a very important difference.

One of the infamous ‘norms’ we choose to challenge is that optometrists and optical dispensers are ‘on opposite sides of the fence’ and ‘don’t see eye to eye’. We don’t agree and we are passionate in our disagreement.

To support our position, at SA Blue Sky Congress 2015 we will again be working closely with key ADOA leaders, educators, world-renowned optometrists, ophthalmologists and optical dispensers to host quality, inspiring, entertaining and accredited education for both optometrists and optical dispensers. We are stronger together.

Do you choose to be a mosquito?

For each of us to be the ‘mosquito’ in the practice, we need to constantly challenge our professional knowledge and assumptions. What better way than to participate in arguably the best SA Blue Sky Congress programme ever?

Having picked all the highest-rating speakers from the last 10 years, as well as one of the best new U.S. optometry educators on the circuit, SA Blue Sky promises a genuinely interactive education experience. Plus, you can earn up to 40 CPD points (including 25 ocular therapeutic points) and the price stays the same.

Blue Sky 2015 for optical dispensers boasts more lectures and more workshops but the same great quality, inspiration and price.

SA Blue Sky Congress 2015 takes place from 20–21 November in Adelaide. For details visit www.optometry.org.au/SA