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Myopia Seminar: Wodonga 

Myopia is a long-established bread and butter condition for optometry. But radical shifts in epidemiology are driving individual demands and public health needs for more proactive management.

Are there ways to adjust modern life to avoid myopia? Are we part of the cause of the ‘myopia epidemic’? Are there ways we can control myopia development in our patients?

Through the seminar guest presenter Tim Fricke will review the evidence and open discussion regarding trends in myopia epidemiology and pathological consequences, and the range of myopia management options.

Local optometrist and OV member Kelly Gibbons will be speaking about the Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) as part of the seminar. 

Participants will receive 6T CPD points (with assessment). A three-course meal and drinks are included with the event.

Registration for the seminar is essential.

Book online through the member portal (click on upcoming events and CPD/Face to face) or contact Optometry Victoria on office.vic@optometry.org.au or call (03) 9652 9100.

Date:     Thursday 28 March 2019

Time:     5.30pm – 8:45pm

Venue:   The Cube, Hovell St, Wodonga

Cost:      Free to Optometry Victoria members

More about Tim Fricke


Tim Fricke is an optometrist, researcher and international development practitioner. He has held clinical, teaching, research and management roles in private, public, community health, hospital and refugee camp settings, including Director of Specialty & Community Services at the Australian College of Optometry and Research Manager at the Brien Holden Vision Institute.

He has extensive paediatric clinical experience, supervised post-graduate research in paediatric eye care and health economics, taught undergraduate and post-graduate eye care courses, provided CPD across Australia and internationally, and researched vision development, epidemiology, quality of life and access to eye care.

He has assisted the development of local systems and skills for providing primary and specialised eye care in Australia, Tanzania, Burundi, South Africa, Vietnam, China, PNG and Timor Leste.

He continues to teach and practice optometry, and is principal at MinneMerri Consultants, collaborating with multiple eye care organisations including the Brien Holden Vision Institute, the University of Melbourne and the Australian College of Optometry.