Attend SCC

Attend SCC

The 6th Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) has concluded. Specsavers would like to thank everyone who attended.

The next SCC will be held on 8-9 September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Subscribe to the ProFile newsletter to receive further event updates as they are announced.


When: 2-3 September 2017 (see full schedule)
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria, Australia
Who: Specsavers optometrists, all non-Specsavers optometrists, optometry students

Every year the Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) takes place in September. Now in its sixth year, the SCC has become one of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand’s annual optometry clinical calendar.

Students are welcome to attend and, subject to certain conditions, Specsavers may cover their admission as well as flights and accommodation (depending on location).

Optometrists external to Specsavers are also encouraged to take part in the SCC as it presents an excellent professional development and networking opportunity. See details of the prize draw for non-Specsavers optometrists below.

It is expected delegates will be able to accrue 30+ CPD points (AU) or 10+ CD and 2.5 general points (NZ) across the day-and-a-half of sessions.


Key details

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Clinical Education Sessions
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $200 + GST
CPD value: 9 CPD points (AU) / 4 CD and 2 general points (NZ) anticipated
Content: Half-day focussed session on OCT best practice usage and routines, covering diabetes, glaucoma and age-related maculopathy in three one-hour sessions.

Welcome Event
Time: 6:45pm – 10:45pm
Cost: Event hosted gratis by Specsavers

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Clinical Conference and Exhibition
7:30am – 6:00pm
$350 + GST
CPD value:
22 CPD points (AU) / 6.5 CD and 0.5 general points (NZ) anticipated
Full-day session, a mix of seven one-hour clinical and therapeutic talks from some of Australia and New Zealand’s most respected ophthalmologists. The SCC exhibition will include contact lens, ophthalmic lens and automated equipment sponsors, Specsavers Support Team and profession-relevant exhibitors.



Peter Larsen
Optometry Director, Specsavers Australia & New Zealand
Host and Facilitator


Dr Simon Chen
Retinal & Cataract Surgeon, Vision Eye Institute
Clinical pearls for managing diabetic retinopathy in optometric practice


Assoc Prof Mark Daniell
President, RANZCO
Corneal disease: latest research and treatment


Prof Robyn Guymer
Deputy Director, Centre for Eye Research Australia
Age-related macular degeneration in the new era of classification imaging and management


Dr Mitchell Lawlor
Glaucoma Surgeon & Neuro-ophthalmologist, Sydney Eye Hospital
Update on the collaboration between ophthalmology and optometry


Assoc Prof Angus Turner
Associate Professor, Lions Eye Institute
The integration of emerging technologies in optometric practice


Dr Peter van Wijngaarden
Deputy Director & Principal Investigator, Centre for Eye Research Australia
Diabetic retinopathy: diagnosis, management and recent advances


Dr Carl Glittenberg
Senior Clinical Advisor, Topcon Medical
Why OCT screening is the future (Saturday) / The evolution of imaging technology to aid diagnosis in an optometric environment (Sunday)


Dr David van der Straaten
Ophthalmologist, The Alfred Hospital
Practical OCT interpretation for AMD


Dr Lance Liu
Glaucoma Consultant, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
Practical OCT interpretation for glaucoma disease


Dr Elaine Chong
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
Practical OCT interpretation for diabetic retinopathy




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Prize draw

Specsavers is currently offering 20 free ticket / flight / accommodation packages to external optometrists. To enter the prize draw, contact Madeleine Curran
on 0401 100 772 or