Jessica Chi completed her Bachelor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne in 2007. Since, she has worked in private optometry practices prescribing speciality contact lenses. Jessica's work in the field has given her vast experience with all forms of contact lenses including rigid, mini-scleral, hybrid and ortho-keratology, managing a diverse range of patients including keratoconus, post surgical, post trauma and paediatric.
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 Optometry Australia's Optometric Sector Advisory Group, and is also a clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne and 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 consults for various contact lens companies, and is involved in product research, product launches and training of other optometrists. She is also a brand ambassador for SynergEyes, a hybrid contact lens manufacturer. 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. Her proudest moment was a volunteer week spent at the Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi training speciality contact lens fitting. Jess' youngest contact lens patient has been age 4 weeks and the oldest age 92!
Russell Lowe has long held a passion for improving the lives of his patients with innovative strategies for vision correction and achieves this through owning and managing a fully independent private optometry practice. 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 orthokeratology for colleagues in Australia, New Zealand, Norway and the United States. Russell is a Fellow of the American Adademy of Optometry and is a paid consultant to the contact lens industry.