Conference Speakers

We are delighted to announce that the following speakers will present at this year's conference.

Keynote Speakers

Saturday 5 October

Prof Noel Alpins AM

Keynote Address - From ASSORT to Vector Planning : Everything that You Wanted to Know about Astigmatism and are Now Welcome to Ask!


Sunday 6 October

Dr Kate Gifford

Keynote Address -OrthoK and Multifocal Contact Lenses for Myopia  - Why Binocular Vision Matters

The importance of orthokeratology (OK) for the correction of myopia has been well-documented and the topic continues to occupy a significant position in optometric research. OK has been proven to halt the progression of myopia through reduction of the eye’s axial growth. Kate Gifford will highlight the errors in binocular vision (BV) function that are associated with the development and progression of myopia. Kate will explain the interaction between binocular vision and myopia and proceed to discuss the optical basis of binocular vision changes in myopia controlling contact lenses. She will consider the patient-specific factors in myopia controlling contact lenses by illustrative cases.


  • Prof Alex Gentle
  • Dr Graham Lakkis
  • Dr Wilson Heriot
  • Dr Simon Hurn
  • Dr Isabelle Jalbert
  • Dr Mick Loughnan


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