ALCON LAUNCH EVENT - WORTH THE WAIT

Learn about the latest addition to Alcon's contact lens portfolio and how it may optimise your patient's contact lens experience. This event will discuss the science and technology behind the new innovation.

You will also hear from industry experts on their patient experience and insights to the lens performance.

Agenda

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Guest Speakers

Joshua Clark

Joshua Clark graduated with first class honours from UNSW and has been practicing in the northern suburbs of Sydney for over 10 years. Joshua is the managing optometrist at EyeQ St Ives. As a therapeutically qualified optometrist, his areas of interest include specialty contact lenses, dry eye management, myopia control and ocular disease management. He has a passion for giving patients the optimum vision for their lifestyle. Joshua has been a key opinion leader in implementing contact lens strategies into general practice. As a result, a large portion of his days involve contact lenses! Outside of optometry, Joshua is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Mark Koszek

Mark Koszek graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1996, completed his Master of Optometry in 2002 and his Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics in 2012. Mark is a founding partner and the Professional Education Officer of EyeQ Optometrists who have 25 practices Australia wide. Mark has lectured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia on contact lenses, dry eye and ocular diseases. Mark has a special interest in orthokeratology, miniscleral contact lenses, dry eye, ocular diseases and behavioural optometry.

Adele Jefferies

MSc(Hons) BOptom(Hons) CertOcPharm(Therapeutics)

Adele is an optometrist working in independent practice in Auckland with special interests in Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Disease, Contact Lenses and Therapeutics. She is the National Clinical Manager for the Matthews Eyewear Eyecare Ltd Group of independent practices throughout New Zealand. She holds positions on the CPD Accreditation Committee and Competence Review Committee for the New Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board, is a councillor for Cornea & Contact Lens Society (NZ) and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland School of Optometry & Vision Science. She graduated from the University of Auckland in 2003, completed her Postgraduate Therapeutics Studies in 2005 and her Master of Science in 2020. She has been a conference speaker for optometrists & dispensing opticians in Australia and New Zealand, a writer for MiVision, and a pre-market evaluator of contact lens, contact lens care solutions and dry eye care products for various companies.

Heidi Hunter

Heidi is an Optometrist and owner at Custom Eyecare, Newcastle, a full scope independent practice in Newcastle with a keen interest in specialty contact lenses, ocular therapeutics and behavioural optometry. Heidi has been practicing in Newcastle since 2002 and received her Bachelor of Optometry with honours from the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 2001. She completed further study in 2011 to obtain a Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapy. She has presented extensively throughout Australia on the topic of contact lenses, including orthokeratology, myopia control, presbyopic contact lens fitting and keratoconus. Heidi is a Optometry Australia (OA) NSW councillor, a board member for the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA), on the Education program committee for Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute (HPMI), the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO), the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) and the Competency Standards Committee (OAA).

Professional Affairs, Alcon

Helen Gleave

BScOpt(Hons) MCOptom

Helen Gleave is part of the Professional Affairs team for Alcon Australia and New Zealand. She is responsible for training and education programs in contact lenses, dry eye & ocular health, including Alcon Dry Eye Academy and Dry Eye Academy Online. Helen has delivered education to a broad range of audiences, spoken at numerous optometry conferences, educational events and webinars across Australia and New Zealand. She has also authored articles for the ANZ optometry magazines. She qualified as an optometrist from City University in London and owned a practice focused on contact lenses for 15 years. During this time she developed a special interest in contact lenses and the business of optometry. Through her practice she has been a clinical investigator for different contact lens manufacturers and a member of their advisory panels.

Megan Zabell

BOptom, MClinOptom

Megan Zabell graduated from the University of Melbourne as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist. She worked in a private optometry practice for 7 years and also taught preclinical optometry at the University of Melbourne. Megan is passionate about the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye, as well as fitting contact lenses, which is what drew her to join Alcon Vision Care’s Professional Affairs Team late in 2018. Megan also enjoys volunteering her optometric skill, having done so in Vanuatu and Nepal. She has recently completed her Master of Clinical Optometry at the University of Melbourne.

Sujan Hong

(ABRSM AmusTCL BOptom MTIM)

Sujan graduated from University of Auckland and worked as an optometrist in New Zealand before heading to the USA to pursue a management career in information technology. She has since returned to practice optometry in Australia and has worked all over NSW, gaining exposure to a wide range of patients with varied visual needs. Sujan is passionate about making a difference in the lives of people and currently works as Professional Affairs Associate at Alcon, educating optometrists and allied healthcare professionals about contact lenses and dry eye management so that they can make a difference in the lives of their patients. She is particularly passionate about developing relationships with students and early career optometrists as she believes providing them with the right foundation and confidence early on can help propel them to reach their full potential. In her spare time, she may be hiking, swimming, kayaking, cooking, playing the piano, discovering something new to add to her list of hobbies or offering contact lens or a dry eye advice to a stranger.

Nadia Michaels

BAppSci(Optom)(Hons) GradCertOcTher

Nadia Michaels graduated from Optometry from QUT with first class honours in 2007 and completed her Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2014. She completed a post-graduate course in Advanced Ocular disease via the Centre for Eye Health in 2017 and is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration part time through UNSW.

Nadia has worked as a clinical optometrist nationwide in both private practice and commercial settings. Nadia joined Alcon Vision Care’s Professional Affairs team in 2019. She is passionate about optometry, patient care and customer service and is enthusiastic about sharing best practices with optometrists and health care practitioners.

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CPD Points

For Australian optometrists, this event has been approved by Institute of Excellence Quality Assurance by Optometry Australia.
Total CPD Hours 1.5 (0.25N)

For New Zealand optometrists, this event has been approved by Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board.
Accredited for 1.0 general credits ref: 50864

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