CCLSA QLD Student Meeting 2019

Event Details


CCLSA QLD Student Meeting 2019

Join us for a day on September 24th at The Greek Club for a meeting specifically aimed for Students! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet all the manufacturers and gain some hints and tips on how to be a contact lens practitioner! This is an event not to be missed. There will be food, drinks and some great prizes up for grabs.

Date, Time and Location 

Tuesday 24th September 2019

From 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Greek Club: 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101


This event is FREE for CCLSA Students! Become a CCLSA member & join the family



19:00 - Intro to CCLSA: Damien Fisher19:05 - Provision
19:10 - Tales from a New Grad -Corporate & Independent: Rachel Pitts & Katelyn Rose
19:40 - Dinner
20:00 - Multifocal and soft toric fitting: Marissa Megaloconomos & Kylie McNeill
20:30 - Dessert 
20:35 - Cornea and Contact Lens trivia- rapid fire: Damien Fisher


The Speakers

Damien Fisher

Damien graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 1999.  He spent two years working in rural NSW and then returned to Brisbane where he practiced at Laubman & Pank, Ipswich and was a part time supervising clinician till 2014.  In early 2015 he accepted a full-time position at QUT as a clinical/research optometrist. He is currently undertaking a PhD examining the physiologic effects of scleral contact lenses on the cornea at the Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory at QUT.

In 2010, he was part of the Contact Lens Supervisors team which received the QUT’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and has given guest lectures for Optometry students.  He completed his Graduate Certificate for Ocular Therapeutics in 2013.  Damien has also participated in OneSight vision screenings with Luxottica and serviced Outreach clinics for Indigenous patients through QUT.  He served as Vice-National Chair in Luxottica’s Optometry Council and is current Qld Chapter President of Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia and was immediate past National president.


Kylie McNeill

Kylie graduated as an Optometrist from QUT in 2009 with First Class Honours and was the recipient of the Optometrists Association of Australia Clinical Excellence Award.  She is a therapeutically endorsed Optometrist having completed the Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics – enabling her to prescribe ocular medications. Additionally, to Eyesmatter, Kylie works as a clinical supervisor at QUT Optometry Clinic teaching and examining the final year optometry students within the specialist contact lens and ocular therapeutics clinics.

Kylie is skilled in complex contact lens fitting, she is a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association and in 2016 participated in an observership programme within the contact lens department at the esteemed Moorsfield’s Eye Hospital in London.

Kylie is a thorough and meticulous Optometrist with excellent communicative skills.  She will always take the time needed to explain her advice and recommendations in a patient-friendly manner.


Marissa Megaloconomous

B.App.Sc.(Optom) Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics Specialist Certificate (Management of Contact Lens Patients) FBCLA CO(CASA)
Member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia

Marissa is proficient in fitting all forms of contact lenses, and has a particular interest in orthokeratology, keratoconus and post corneal graft patients.

Marissa obtained her Optometry degree from QUT in 2009 and has gained additional qualifications to prescribe ophthalmic medicines and conduct aviation eye examinations on behalf of CASA. She also completed the specialist certificate in the management of contact lens patients through the University of Melbourne in 2014 and is a Fellow of the BritishContact Lens Association demonstrating her particular interest in contact lens practice.

Marissa has previously worked in private optometry and ophthalmology practices in Brisbane and is a guest-lecturer and clinical supervisor at QUT.
Marissa is currently the Vice President of the Optometry Queensland and Northern Territory Board and is bi-lingual as a result of her Greek heritage.


Katelyn Rose

Katelyn Rose is a new graduate from QUT working in a private, family-owned, optometry clinic just north of Brisbane. Leading into graduation Katelyn had a passion for contact lenses and ocular pathology. In the first year of full-time work Katelyn’s main interests now include myopia control, paediatrics and binocular vision. Katelyn was nominated for the Johnson & Johnson contact lens award in 2018 as the graduate student with the highest achievement in contact lens practice in her final year, she was also awarded QUT Most Outstanding Graduate for 2018, graduating with a GPA of 7.0 in her Master of Optometry.


Rachel Pitts

Rachel graduated from QUT in 2018 with therapeutic endorsement. Since graduating she has been practicing at OPSM North Lakes which is one of the fastest growing stores for new contact lens wearers & number one in the world for sales of the new Precision One lens.

Throughout her graduate year she has had the opportunity to diversify her clinical skills through rural relief in Kingaroy and Cairns, as well as participating in a contact lens workshop in Sydney. She has a strong passion for educating her patients and providing great clinical care.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Damien Fisher

CCLSA QLD State Chapter President


We would like to Thank our Sponsors