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(L-R) John Kingshott, Christine Craigie, Susan Sluce, Andrew Maver and Micheal Knipe


By Ashleigh McMillan


The Tasmanian Lifestyle Congress attracted the largest number of registrants to date, with 131 optometrists enjoying a diverse program of lectures on 2-4 September.

TLC 2016 marks the last conference for CEO Geoff Squibb, after nine years as the head of Optometry Tasmania. New CEO Jonathan Jones was in attendance for the revamped conference, which was held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor for the first time.

Paul Graveson from the Royal Hobart Hospital Low Vision Clinic presented two lectures during the Australian Low Vision Seminar, including an update on the uses of iPhone technology in low vision.

Sydney optometrist Narelle Hine presented the Contact Lens Breakfast lecture on how to fit dispensable multifocal contact lenses with high rates of success.

Andrew Maver was awarded a $3000 Tasmanian Optometry Foundation scholarship at the CooperVision Congress Dinner, which will support his attendance at the 12th International Low Vision Conference in The Hague in June 2017.

Susan Sluce was awarded a certificate of merit at the dinner for her contribution to optometry in Tasmania and position as a director of the Tasmanian Optometry Foundation.

The date of TLC 2017 is not yet confirmed. 

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