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About the Webinar
Optometry is part of the wider health care team of each patient. Involved in the care of each patient, optometrists work collaboratively to ensure the best patient health outcomes. Join Optometry and Centre for Eye Health as they explore areas how working as part of a team can help your patients and your practice.
Mr Simon Hanna – Optometry Australia’s Professional Development and Clinical Policy Manager
Head of Clinical Operations and teaching
BOptom (Hons), MOptom, GradCertOcTher, FAAO
Michael has had a diverse range of clinical experience throughout his career, working in private practice before undertaking locum work Australia-wide and later, also overseas. Prior to joining CFEH at its inception in 2009, he honed his diagnostic skills working with a corneal specialist ophthalmologist in Sydney. Michael’s interest in education started early in his career when he was a staff optometrist at UNSW. Since then he has continued to educate generations of optometrists, being invited to speak at numerous Australian Optometry conferences as well as prominent international conferences in New Zealand, India and America.
Lead Clinician (Glaucoma)
BOptom (Hons.), BSc, MPH, PhD, FAAO Lead Clinician (Glaucoma)
Jack received his undergraduate optometry degree from UNSW in 2011, Masters degree from the University of Sydney in 2014 and doctorate from UNSW in 2018. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. As a clinician-researcher, he evenly divides his time at the Centre into clinical, teaching and research roles. His clinical duties predominantly involve the care of patients with glaucoma, and he leads the angle closure disease clinic. His teaching duties include ocular diseases, therapeutics and visual neuroscience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research focuses on glaucoma, retinal disease, structure-function relationships in the eye and visual psychophysics. He has published his research extensively in scientific journals, and he has been award numerous prizes for his research, including the Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellowship in 2016. He is also a regular contributor to the optometric profession, presenting at domestic and international clinical and scientific conferences.
Lead Clinician (Diabetes and Vascular Disease)
BOptom, MOptom, GradCertOcTher
Paula’s interest in the early diagnosis of ocular diseases, imaging and diabetic retinopathy began early in her career when she worked with the Joslin Diabetes Centre’s Beetham Eye Institute in Boston. Upon her return to Australia, she worked as a staff optometrist at UNSW and concurrently took on the role of Professional Services Manager at Optometry NSW/ACT, a position she still holds today. Paula joined CFEH at its inception in 2009 and during this time has had a strong focus on the provision of both clinical services and education while also being involved in clinical research. She has been invited to speak at conferences in Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Dr Angelica Ly
Integrated Care Coordinator and Lead Clinician (macula)
BOptom (Hons),GradCertOcTher, PhD, FAAO
Angelica is currently the integrated care coordinator and lead clinician (macula) at the Centre for Eye Health. She obtained her Bachelor of Optometry (Hons), graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics and PhD on “Multimodal evaluation of macular structure and function in age-related macular degeneration” from UNSW Australia. She is committed to improving the standard of care in optometry and has a passion for evidence based optometry, ocular disease and clinical research. Angelica strives to be a supporting resource to optometrists, to gain and share knowledge so that optometrists may deliver the best possible care to their patients. As well as presenting at ARVO and other conferences, she has published articles in Optometry and Vision Science, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Clinical and Experimental Optometry and Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science.
Lead Clinician (Retinal Dystrophies)
BOptom (Hons), MOptom, GradCertOcTher
Pauline received her undergraduate and Master’s degree from UNSW. Before joining CFEH, she practiced full-scope optometry in both rural and urban practices followed by 5 years working with the Brien Holden Vision Institute as a research optometrist during which time she was involved in the production of several papers published in leading journals. Pauline is involved in the clinical supervision of undergraduate optometry students through the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW, has presented both webinars and workshops for CFEH and has also been invited to speak to undergraduate students at Deakin University. Through her work at CFEH she has developed a strong interest in inherited retinal and macular dystrophies.