Specsavers Dispensing Conference

Specsavers Dispensing Conference

When: 4-9 August 2019 (see full schedule)
Where: Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney (see full schedule)
Who: Qualified Specsavers dispensers, qualified non-Specsavers dispensers, all optical dispensing students
Contact: Anna-Mary Carroll, Dispensing Development Manager – Email: anz.sdc@specsavers.com



The 3rd Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC3) is a one-day event delivered in a roadshow-style format across Australia. The Australian conference complements Specsavers’ 2018 sponsorship of the annual ADONZ dispenser development event in New Zealand.

SDC3 will include practical and theoretical workshops presented by world-class speakers and experts in the field, with a keynote lecture from Professor Mo Jalie, author of the core dispensing text, Principles of Ophthalmic Lenses. The conference program will also cover pre-progressive lenses and will have a strong focus on peer review in practice.

SDC3 is open to all qualified optical dispensers – both Specsavers and non-Specsavers – and student optical dispensers who are currently studying to obtain the qualification.

More details, including the full speaker program, will be announced over the coming weeks. Subscribe to the Spectrum ‘News & Case Studies’ newsletter to ensure you receive future event updates.

Key Details

The one-day conference will open at 8:30am for registration and breakfast and conclude at 6:00pm with drinks and canapes. See below for a full schedule of dates and locations.

Perth, WA
Sunday, 4 August 2019
 Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA

Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf, VIC

Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD

Sydney, NSW
Friday, 9 August 2019
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW

Confirmed Speakers

Mo Jalie
Ulster University, UK
Aspheric lenses for low powers
Donald Crichton
International Opticians Association, NZ
An introduction to the International Opticians Association
Alicia Thompson
Association of British Dispensing Opticians, UK
It’s all in a day’s work…
Miranda Richardson
Association of British Dispensing Opticians, UK
Rx analysis and realising complex requirements

Registration and Free Passes

Non-Specsavers delegates
Specsavers is currently offering 20 free conference entry passes valued at up to $380 + GST to non-Specsavers delegates – five for each city in which the conference is being held.

For your chance to win a free pass and to register for the event, contact Lucy Markus on +61 (0)429 003 379 or lucy.markus@specsavers.com

For event-related enquiries, contact Anna-Mary Carroll, Dispensing Development Manager, via anz.sdc@specsavers.com