I was an invited speaker at the recent Southern Regional Congress (SRC) in Melbourne. This is the biggest optometric conference in Australia and it is held each year in Melbourne. This year there were over 800 delegates and as is the norm they were treated to some excellent lectures from both local and overseas speakers.
I presented a lecture entitled ‘Making the best use of silicone hydrogels in contact lens practice’. In my lecture, I outlined the difference between the various types of silicone hydrogel (soft) lenses that are available to optometrists and also discussed how these lenses could often be used in specialist contact lens practice for management of conditions such as keratoconus and post-refractive surgery. My associate Jillian Campbell was the co-ordinator of my session and she duly informed me that my lecture was well received by the audience, with all in attendance managing to stay awake during my presentation!!