The Sunday program for the 7th Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC7) has been released, with topics covered including glaucoma identification, red eye and ophthalmic signs of systemic disease.

SCC7 will take place from 8 to 9 September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and include two full days of clinical content.

The Sunday program will comprise a series of six one-hour sessions designed to provide valuable take-home messages that can be implemented in the optometry consulting room. The day will be convened by Specsavers Australia & New Zealand Optometry Director Peter Larsen, who will also release the inaugural State of the Nation Eye Health Report during his address.

The Sunday program will include the following presenters:

Dr Jesse Gale
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
Identifying glaucoma amongst countless imperfect OCT scans

Professor David A Mackey

Lions Eye Institute, University of Western Australia
Optic nerve diseases – genetics, differential diagnosis and potential treatments

Dr Xavier J Fagan
Ringwood Eye Specialists and Northern Eye Consultants
Ophthalmic signs of systemic disease and working collaboratively with medicine

Associate Professor Adrian Fung
Retina & Macula Specialists Miranda
Posterior segment ocular tumours for optometrists

Associate Professor Colin C Chan
Vision Eye Institute Chatswood
The red eye: when to be afraid … very afraid

Professor Glen Gole
Cura Ophthalmology Specialists
When to refer kids

Peter Larsen
Specsavers Australia & New Zealand
State of the Nation Eye Health Report


The Saturday program speakers, as well as further details on SCC7’s other exciting new features, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Specsavers is currently offering 20 free ticket / flight / accommodation packages to external optometrists located in Australia or New Zealand. To enter the prize draw and to register, contact Madeleine Curran on +61 (0)437 840 749 or