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Registrations now open for SRC Mini


Anterior Eye Conditions and Systemic Diseases


Don’t miss out on your chance to attend the first face-to-face annual one-day conference in Melbourne for two years!

What to expect at SRC Mini 

SRC Mini will be back in person at the stylish Pullman & Mercure Albert Park.

The conference theme is anterior eye conditions and systemic diseases. With up to 8 CPD hours on offer, members will experience everything a conference has to offer all in one day.

Invite your work colleagues and optometry friends and make a day of it, while enjoying high quality and engaging presentations.

OV/SA Board member Cassandra Haines will host the event.

Cassandra joined Optometry South Australia Board in 2017, and played a key role in the formation and development of the Early Career Optometrists South Australia group.

Cassandra is a Deakin University graduate who now lives in Adelaide. She works with the policy and advocacy team at Optometry Australia; clinically in an ophthalmology practice and is a writer for the education website Myopia Profile. She is also an associate lecturer at Flinders University and undertaking research in children’s vision.

How many hours of CPD can I get?

Delegates will receive up to 8.25 hours of content (with assessment) including therapeutic and interactive hours.

Meet our Speakers

Associate Professor Ian Gutteridge
MscOptom  FAAO Grad Cert Oc Ther

Ian is an optometrist in private practice in suburban Melbourne. He has also held numerous teaching appointments at the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne and is currently Principal Teaching Fellow (as Associate Professor) teaching in Ocular Diseases in fourth and fifth years. He was Chair of the Therapeutic Drugs Committee of the Australian College of Optometry during the move into therapeutics, and worked closely with the OA (Vic Div) in the preparation of the profession’s submission to the Victorian Government. Since 2012, he has been Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the Australian College of Optometry’s Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics and well as lecturing and examining in this course. He has also lectured in Ocular Therapeutics Courses offered by the University of Auckland and Queensland University of Technology.

His main interests are in retinal disease, migraine and anterior uveitis. He is an Associate Editor of Clinical and Experimental Optometry. As author or co-author, he has contributed papers to optometric journals, ophthalmological and medical journals, and 1 chapter in an optometric text on glaucoma.


Associate Professor Lyndell Lim

Lyndell is a Specialist Ophthalmologist and Senior Associate at Eye Surgery Associates with dual sub-specialty training in the areas of Ocular Inflammatory Diseases and Medical Retina.  After completing her ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH), A/Prof Lim embarked on a two year Medical Retina Fellowship at RVEEH and then went on to complete a Uveitis Fellowship at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, USA.

She is currently a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, where she also heads the Clinical Trials Research Unit. A/Prof Lim also is a Consultant Ophthalmologist sub-specialising in the fields of Medical Retina and Ocular Inflammatory Disease at both the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and is Head of the Ocular Immunology Clinic at RVEEH.

Dr Mandy Truong

Dr Mandy Truong is a public health researcher, educator and optometrist. She currently works as a Research Fellow at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Monash University and Senior Research Officer at the Menzies School of Health Research. She is also an Honorary Fellow in the School of Medicine at Deakin University. Mandy’s work focusses on examining and addressing the social determinants of health and structural inequities related to racism and discrimination. She has extensive research and teaching experience in the areas of cultural competence and cultural safety in health care practice and organisational change. Mandy’s primary research and teaching areas are: health equity, racism and anti-racism, cultural safety in healthcare and family violence. She has experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods research with children and adults from diverse cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds. Mandy has over 17 years of clinical experience across a variety of optometric settings and practices.

Ash Vigneswaran

Ashviney “Ash” joined Graham Hill Eyecare shortly after graduation from the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Optometry programme in 2020.  Ash specialises in the management of dry eye syndrome but enjoys looking after the eyesight needs of all members of the community.  Since arriving in Shepparton, Ash has immersed herself in the local community and is currently serving as the secretary for the GV young professionals network.

CPR Refresher Course

CPR training is also available for members only on the day from 7am – 8.45am at an additional fee of $70.

Bookings are essential and can be done through the conference registration process.

Registration Fees

OA Members Non Members
$199 inc GST $399 inc GST

Refund Policy

  • More than 14 days before the event:  Full Refund
  • Within 14 days  of the event:  50%
  • Within 7 days of the event:  Unfortunately we are unable to process your cancellation without a medical certificate.  Your ticket is transferable, please advise if someone else will be taking your place.


Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.