Jess has been Victorian president of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia since 2014, and served as National President of this society from 2014-2016. She is a part of the Optometric Clinical Policy Commitee Victoria, and is also a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne, a visiting lecturer at Deakin University, and University of New South Wales post-graduate Specialty Contact Lens certificate. Jess is an invited speaker at various conferences and meetings throughout Australia and overseas, consults for various contact lens companies, is involved in product research, product launches and training of other optometrists.
She is a columnist for MiVision, an ophthalmic journal distributed within Australian and New Zealand. Jess is a Fellow of Australian College of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association.
Jess has been a contact lens enthusiast since the age of 13 when she first began wearing contact lenses. She is passionate about furthering the professionalism in this field. She has been undertaken missions to Vietnam and Cambodia to train local eye care practitioners with Sight For All - a charity organisiation dedicated to providing sustainable eyecare in developing countries. Recently has been named Lead Visionary for Sight for All's contact lens projects.
Russell has long held a passion for improving the lives of his patients with innovative strategies for vision correction. Russell has pioneered paediatric ortho-K treatment in Australia and has a wealth of experience treating patients of all ages with this exciting vision modality.
An external lecturer at the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne, Russell has published and presented widely on contact lens topics and has conducted training sessions in ortho-keratology for colleagues in Australia, New Zealand, Norway and the United States. Russell is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a paid consultant to the contact lens industry.
Jo is a Certificate IV qualified Optical Dispenser. Jo became interested in fashion eyewear at the age of 14 when she discovered she needed glasses to see the board at school. Many years later this inspired her to start an eyewear fashion blog. She then decided to give up her digital marketing career to study dispensing. Jo’s favourite thing about working at Eyetech is sending you out into the world looking amazing in your new specs.
Although JP’s main gig is as an actor (ask her about her next show when you have a spare hour and a half) but has worked in optics on and off for about 25 years. She’s done it all, from edging and tinting lenses in her very first job, to dispensing solid-gold Cartier frames to celebrities in London, to training new dispensers on the joy of combining physics and fashion. You can be guaranteed of bad jokes, antiquated phrases and laughter when Jennifer is in the practice.