CCLSA QLD Managing Myopia within your Practice

Event Details

  • Date:

Join us on Sunday 28 October 2018 at Darling & Co. for a day of Managing Myopia within your Practice.
Registrations close Thursday 11 October @ 5pm.


  • Members: $50
  • Non-members: $75
  • Students: $25

Places are strictly limited so Click here to register now!

CPD Points

Up to 12 (6 regular + 6 therapeutic)


8.50 – Welcome
9.00 – Jess Chi – Implementing Myopia Control In Your Practice
9.30 – Emily Pieterse – Treatment Options: Choosing the Best Fit for Your Patient

10.15 – Morning Tea

10.45 – Dr Jim McAlister –Contact Lens Complications and Therapeutic Management
11.15 – Jess Chi – Fitting OrthoK & Troubleshooting
11.45 – Joe Tanner  –
MiSight Research Data and Fitting

12.15 – Lunch

13.15 – Ann Webber & Elspeth Wrigley – Atropine Practice in Qld
13.45 – George Sondergeld – Compounding Considerations 
14:05 – David Stephensen – Interpretation of Corneal Topography 

14.35 – Afternoon Tea & Close

The Speakers

Ms Jessica Chi

Jessica Chi completed her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne in 2007, and is the director of Eyetech Optometrists, an independent specialty contact lens practice in Melbourne.

She is the current Victorian, and a past National President of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society, a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne, a member of the Optometry Victoria Optometric Sector Advisory Group and a columnist for MiVision. She is a fellow of the Australian College of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association, is an invited speaker throughout Australia and beyond, and consults for various contact lens companies.




Mr David Stephensen

B.App.Sc.(Hons)(Optom) B.Bus GradCertOcTher CASA CO FCCLSA FBCLA

David conducts a specialty contact lens practice with his primary practice located in the southside Brisbane suburb of Moorooka. David is a Fellow of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia, a Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, and an Associate Member of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists. David is a former National President and  Honorary Vice President of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society and the Chair of the Case Report Section for the Fellowship programme.

As well as his undergraduate Optometry qualification, David also holds a business degree, majoring in the area of Logistics and Operations Management. David was amongst the first graduating class of the QUT Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2005, making him one of the first therapeutically qualified Optometrists in Queensland.

David has worked in association with Dr Andrew Apel in the field of toric intraocular lens optics, particularly in applying toric intraocular lenses to complex cases.

David has interests in anterior segment eye conditions, toric intraocular lenses, contact lens correction for presbyopia, orthokeratology and in contact lens correction of abnormal corneas – particularly pellucid marginal degeneration, post graft, and keratoconus.

Dr Emily Pieterse

Dr Emily Pieterse is a sessional academic and supervising clinician within the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the Queensland University of Technology.  Emily completed her PhD in 2015 on the effect of near work and accommodation on ocular biometry in myopic eyes, and followed this with a 3 year postdoctoral research fellowship with the Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory at QUT.

Her PhD and postdoctoral research into myopia has been published in high ranking peer-reviewed journals, and presented at domestic and international conferences.

Combining her experiences as a practicing optometrist and myopia researcher, and specialty interest areas of contact lenses and ocular therapeutics; Emily developed and implemented the first Australia university-based myopia control clinic in 2014 within the QUT Optometry Clinic. Emily delivers guest lectures and tutorials to postgraduate optometry students on topics such as myopia control, optical coherence tomography interpretation, and ocular therapeutics.


Mr Joe Tanner

Joe is an Optometrist with a degree from the University of Auckland. He has worked in clinical practice in New Zealand, Australia and the UK and was a clinical supervisor at the University of Auckland and QUT in Brisbane. He has worked in industry in educational and commercial roles for Allergan UK, Hydron UK, Capricornia Contact Lens and CooperVision (Australia and New Zealand) and has given presentations and workshops on contact lens topics internationally. He is a contributing author to the textbook “Contact Lens Practice”by Nathan Efron and is currently employed as Professional Servies Manager for CooperVision Australia/New Zealand.