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By Helen Carter


Presentations at Super Sunday last weekend demonstrated the very high quality CPD delivered by Optometry NSW/ACT. Some will be available as video recordings.

CEO Andrew McKinnon said registrants commented that the speakers at the organisation’s annual conference were sensational.

‘Feedback was that the talk by psychologist Rachel Clements was brilliant and that hers was one of the best presentations optometrists had been to. Her talk was really well received, although talking about depression and how it manifests brought some to tears,’ Mr McKinnon said.

‘Ophthalmologist Simon Chen, who spoke about the retina from cradle to grave, was also a popular speaker. He talked about how the retina changes, develops and matures from birth to old age. Many said they had not thought about the retina in this context before.’

Another highlight was the blue light debate between Professor Stephen Dain and Tim Thurn.

The conference at Australian Technology Park was attended on Sunday by 480 optometrists from NSW, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand.  A small trade display was part of the day’s event.

Up to 42 CPD points, including 30 therapeutic points, were offered during the weekend. Saturday workshops at UNSW School of Optometry and the Centre for Eye Health were on low vision and differential diagnosis of the ageing eye.


The Centre for Eye Health recorded selected lectures. These are expected to be available by the end of June free of charge for registrants at, under video lectures. Those who did not attend Super Sunday can pay per lecture for access to the videos.

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