Author Archives: Grant O'Neill

Congratulations Jason Holland – Winner of QLD Optometrist of the Year Award

Posted on 29 November 2018

We are proud to announce our very own clinical Optometrist Jason Holland was awarded Hon. Bill Hayden AC Queensland Optometrist of the Year Award at the OQNT Visionaries Awards Night. The event is held annually and recognises the contributions of selected optometrists to the Optometry Profession and celebrates both the graduating class of Optometrists and reunion members. Jason is an accomplished and renowned clinical optometrist, specialising in dry eye management, glaucoma management, advanced contact lens fitting, pre and post op surgical support, and general optometric care. He has been working both independently at The Eye Health Centre, and in support…

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Ophthalmologist education and development

Posted on 1 November 2018

Dr Andrew Apel is committed to the education and development of both trainee ophthalmologists and his colleagues in the general medical profession. As Chair of the Qualification and Education Committee, Dr Apel is responsible for training and teaching registrar ophthalmologists. Due to Dr Apel’s surgical expertise and exceptional clinical outcomes, he is also regularly invited to speak to other Ophthalmologists to share insights and tips into advancing clinical care and surgical approaches. Over the weekend, Dr Andrew Apel was invited to speak at a GP Education Conference on ‘Assessing and Managing Visual Impairment Caused by Cataract’. Many patients find themselves…

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Radio Segment – Dry Eye Syndrome

Posted on 20 July 2018

Did you miss Dr Andrew Apel discussing Dry Eye Syndrome on Logan 101FM’s Morning Show with TJ Blacker on Friday 20th July? Here’s a recap, and be sure to catch Dr Apel next month when he discusses the options available for over 50’s for vision correction through refractive surgery. Dry Eye Syndrome is a condition where the surface of the eye lacks sufficient moisture or lubrication. Our eye should always be covered in a thick, stable layer of fluid, which we call the tear film. Dry eye can result from our glands not secreting enough fluid, the existing fluid evaporating…

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ASCRS Run for Sight!

Posted on 18 May 2018

Dr Apel is an avid runner, passionate about eyes, and committed to ophthalmic education and research. When the opportunity presented to support a good cause, squeeze in another morning run, and spend three days liaising with fellow leading anterior segment physicians from around the world, Dr Apel just couldn’t pass it up. Dr Apel attended the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) Annual Meeting in Washington DC, USA this week. The conference brings together international Cornea and Refractive Surgery specialists to discuss the latest outcomes and advances in all things cornea and anterior eye related. Dr Andrew Apel…

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