Lecturers

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Sandra Au, BScOptom and PGCertOcTher
Sandra is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology and joined the Australian College of Optometry in 2011. She completed a graduate certificate of ocular therapeutics in 2013, and now her particular areas of optometric interest include contact lenses, paediatric optometry, and ocular disease.

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Dr. Adrian Bruce, BScOptom PhD FAAO
Dr Adrian Bruce is a lead optometrist at the ACO whose professional interests are contact lenses and ocular diseases. Adrian is a senior fellow at the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences (University of Melbourne) and is a fellow of the ACO and of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a specialist contact lens optometrist at the Eye and Ear Hospital. Adrian has been bestowed the prestigious Dallos Award by the British Contact Lens Association and a research award by the American Academy of Optometry. He has authored more than fifty scientific publications, co-authored textbooks entitled ‘Anterior Eye Disease and Therapeutics A-Z’ as well as ‘Posterior Eye Disease and Glaucoma A-Z’. Adrian is also a co-editor of the Manual of Contact Lens Prescribing and Fitting.

 

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Ms Jessica Chi, BOptom
Jessica completed the Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne in 2007, and since has worked in private optometry practices specialising in contact lenses. She is currently the director of Eyetech Optometrists, an independant Optometry practice in Carlton. Jess is the current Victorian and National president of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia, a part of the Optometry Victoria's Optometric Sector Advisory Group, Board for Optometry Australia and is a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne. Jess is an invited speaker at various conferences and meetings throughout Australia and beyond. She consults for various contact lens companies, and is involved in product research, product launches and training of other optometrists.

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 Ho Wah graduated from the University of Melbourne with a strong interest in contact lens fitting is currently Manager of Visual Functions Clinic at the Australian College of Optometry. He has been consulting at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s Contact Lens Clinic for over three years, a weekly clinic run in conjunction with their Keratoconus Clinic.
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Roman Serebrianik, BOptom PGradDipAdvClinOptom PGradCertOcTher FACO

Roman is currently the Head of Primary and Specialist Eye Care Services at the Australian College of Optometry (ACO). He is actively involved in eye care delivery, administration and clinical optometry teaching. Roman’s particular clinical interests include ocular disease management, ocular therapeutics and diagnostic imaging. Roman is also involved with the ACO’s Outreach Program, delivering eye care to Victoria’s homeless, underprivileged and at-risk populations. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, Roman has completed the Postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Clinical Optometry and Postgraduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics. Roman has delivered a number of presentations and workshops at conferences around Australia, and has appeared as an in-studio guest on 774 ABC Melbourne talkback radio, discussing optometry matters. Since 2012, Roman has an appointment as Adjunct Lecturer at the Flinders University Optometry Department in Adelaide, delivering the Ocular Anatomy lecture course to undergraduate students. 

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Richard Vojlay, BSc Optom LOSc FACO PGCertOcTher Therapeutically Endorsed ORBV, Dip Human (Music)

Richard graduated in Optometry from the University of Melbourne in 1974. In 1992 he purchased Vision Camberwell and in 1994 began teaching for four years in the contact lens clinic at Department of Optometry at Melbourne University. He was President of the Optometrists Association (Victorian Division) in 1996-1998. In 2000 he assisted in establishing Keratoconus Australia, the first non-profit support group for people in Australia who have keratoconus and continues to act as optometric advisor for Keratoconus Australia. In 2006 he resumed teaching in the contact lens clinic at Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Melbourne University and currently lectures on fitting contact lenses and speciality hard contact lenses for patients with keratoconus and corneal grafts. He was appointed as an Associate Professor to the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Melbourne University in 2007. Richard has also presented at national and international optometric conferences.

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Professor James Wolffsohn, BSc (Hons) PGCertHE PGDipAdvClinOptom MBA PhD FCOptom FHEA FSB FAAO (diplomat) FIACLE FBCLA

Following a 1st class Optometry degree from Manchester, a pre-registration year at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, a PhD at Cardiff University and a clinical/research fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia, Professor Wolffsohn was appointed by Aston University in 2000, where he was Head of Optometry 2004-9, being awarded a personal Chair in 2007. He is now Deputy Executive Dean for Life and Health Sciences at Aston University. James has published over 170 peer reviewed academic papers and given numerous international presentations. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and the tear film. He is the academic Chair of the British Contact Lens Association, having been a past president and is Chair of the 2nd Dry Eye Workshop Diagnosis Sub-committee.

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Danielle Zheng, B.Optom, PG Dip Adv Clin Optom

I graduated from University of Melbourne in 2006 with therapeutic endorsement. Since then I have been working at the Australian College of Optometry. I enjoy many areas of optometric practice, including contact lens, ocular disease, and paediatrics. I recently joined our Contact Lens Clinic at the Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

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