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HomeminewsWorld Sight Day 2021 Virtual Event: #Everyone Counts – 13 October 2021 from 7:30pm (AEDT)

World Sight Day 2021 Virtual Event: #Everyone Counts – 13 October 2021 from 7:30pm (AEDT)

Are you curious to know more about global vision impairment/blindness, initiatives to support eye health and how you can help?

In association with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), J&J Vision is supporting eye health for all ages by calling on everyone to focus on their own eye health in a global campaign themed #LoveYourEyes.

Are you curious to know more about global vision impairment/blindness, initiatives to support eye health and how you can help?

Almost everyone on the planet will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime, yet more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care services. This is a global issue, but one that starts with us.

Join J&J for a free webinar which aims to remind us all that “everyone counts”, by demonstrating the importance of taking care of our own eye health as well as that of those within our communities.

This important webinar will also highlight some of community aid work that has been undertaken in this area and the work still to be done to achieve access to eye care services for everyone.

The one hour webinar and assessment is accredited for 1.25N Optometry Australia Institute of Excellence Quality Assured hours and 0.5 ethical and 0.5 cultural credits in New Zealand through ODOB.

Expert Presenters

The webinar will be presented by Hirdesh Nair, the current Professional Development Manager ANZ for J&J Vision; Peter Stewart OAM, an optometrist for almost 40 years, who participated in the East Timor Eye Program for seven years before co-founding the Sumba Eye Program; and Emmy Cui, an optometrist with a special interest in ocular disease management for patients with diabetes and glaucoma. Ms Cui also participates in the community collaborative care program for glaucoma patients from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Learning Objectives

Participants who attend this webinar can expect to:
1. Develop a better understanding of the statistics relating to vision impairment/blindness and how this relates to current global and local sight needs,
2. Be introduced to some worthy charities/community aid programs, founded to help provide access to eye care services to people in need, with a ‘call to action’ for your contribution to aid their ongoing impact and success,
3. Better understand how J & J programs, products and services support accessible eye care and solutions to address vision impairment.

Register Now

The J&J World Sight Day webinar will take place from 7.30pm (AEDT in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne).
Register to attend the event here.

More About the Presenters

BOptom(TPA), MOptom OA CCLSA, Professional Development Manager, Johnson & Johnson Vision ANZ.
Hirdesh Nair is the current Professional Development Manager ANZ for J&J Vision. His key focus is to support optometry education to grow the contact lens category for the entire profession. He blends professional education with commercial acumen due to his previous roles such as Professional Services Manager, Optometry Learning & Development Consultant and Contact Lens Buyer.

Peter Stewart OAM, BSc (Syd), BOptom (UNSW) is an optometrist @High on Vision (Kew, Victoria). Mr Stewart graduated from UNSW in 1983 and spent time consulting in country Victoria and his own practice in Sydney. In 2006, he became a member of a regular team that travelled to East Timor as part of the East Timor Eye Program (ETEP) for seven years. He co-founded the Sumba Eye Program (SEP) in 2007, training local nurses and providing eye care to people of the Island of Sumba, Indonesia. Having been awarded the ‘Chairman’s Award’ from Optometry Giving Sight in 2013, he was subsequently honoured with an OAM in 2014 for ‘Services to the International Community in the Provision of Eye Health Programs’. Mr Stewart owns and continues to practise at an independent practice in Kew, Victoria, having done so for the past 24 years.

 

BOptom (UniMelb), Adv Cert Children’s Vision is an optometrist @Eye & I in Melbourne. Ms Cui completed her Bachelor of Optometry from the University of Melbourne (with Therapeutic qualification) in 2007. Since graduating, she has practised full scope optometry in rural Victoria and in the western suburbs of inner Melbourne. With a special interest in ocular disease management for patients with diabetes and glaucoma, she participates in the community collaborative care program for glaucoma patients from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Ms Cui has presented for Diabetes Victoria, Vision Initiative, Johnson & Johnson and many community-based seminars. She currently consults at Eye & I Optometrists in Footscray and recently completed the Advanced Certificate in Children’s Vision. Ms Cui is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

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