2016 Alumni Award

Congratulations to John Farmer for his 2016 DOVS Alumnus award for his outstanding contributions to Optometry. The award was presented at the OD Student Conference in September 2016, where John inspired students with his story of his career journey in optometry. Nominations for the 2017 Alumni Award will open in late March.

Australia Day Award

Following on from his DOVS Alumnus Award, in January 2017, John Farmer was recognised in the Australia Day Awards as a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal for his service to optometry. Associate Professor Mark Roth has also a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal for services to optometry in particular his role in Optometry gaining access to therapeutics. We are extremely proud of both of their achievements.

Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences
20-, 30- & 40-year Reunion Tours

The Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at The University of Melbourne is holding evening reunion tours in June for the classes (final year) of, 1997 (13th June), 1987 (15th June) and 1977 (8th June). Please save the date.

20 year: Class of 1997 – Tuesday 13th June 6-7:30 pm

30 year: Class of 1987 – Thursday 15th June 6-7:30 pm

40 year: Class of 1977 – Thursday 8th June 6-7:30 pm

The tours provide an opportunity to visit the teaching,research and clinical facilities of the Department, to chat with current academic staff and most importantly to catch up with your peers.