SOS Optometry Education evening 2016

Education on point

Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists hosted an annual CPD accredited optometry education evening on Tuesday 4th October.

Five of our seven Ophthalmologists presented on different topics in ophthalmology & all received great feedback from our visiting optometrists.

The topics covered all areas of our ophthalmic specialities; Dr Frank Martin opened the night talking about “The Baby who appears not to see” & shared some helpful tips & tricks when it comes to assessing a young baby’s eyes. Dr Clare Fraser then gave a very enlightening & insightful presentation on ‘Visual Hallucinations’ of which she has plenty of first hand experience with from her work as a Neuro-ophthalmologist. We then heard from Dr Peter Martin, our Oculo-plastic expert, who elaborated on a very interesting 10 years experience doing volunteer work in Myanmar, Burma. Dr Martin discussed cases that many of us in Australia, let alone Sydney, would never be exposed to. The Eye Program in Myanmar is a very worthwhile cause which we will be looking into on the blog in the coming weeks! Dr Caroline Catt then gave an educational talk on strabismus using images & videos to demonstrate what can sometimes be a very subtle eye movement disorder. Dr Michael Jones was last to speak to the group, about some relatively new technology – laser assisted cataract surgery.

Overall it was a great night & we would like to thank Allergan for helping to make it happen. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to chat to each of the optometrists – it was so nice to catch up with some familiar faces & meet some new ones too!

We aim to host an education event for our referring optometrists each year & we are already looking forward to our next one.

From L to R Dr Caroline Catt, Dr Clare Fraser, Dr Michael Jones, Do Peter Martin & Dr Frank Martin

From L to R: Dr Caroline Catt, Dr Clare Fraser, Dr Michael Jones, Dr Peter Martin and Dr Frank Martin


Dr Frank Martin shares some knowledge from his experience of assessing young babies’ eyes