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Deakin University admits first graduates to BVisSc degree

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On 4 April, just two years after launching its optometry program, Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria, admitted its first graduates to the Bachelor of Vision Science.   Just over 75 students received their degrees, all but a handful ‘with Distinction’. 
A full complement of 15 optometry academic staff celebrated the occasion, along with senior university heads including vice-chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, pro-vice chancellor Faculty of Health, Professor Brendan Crotty and School of Medicine head, Professor Jon Watson.   ...read more

Death of Victoria’s optical courier chief

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mike Materazzo, the founder and director of Victoria’s Optical Courier Service, died on 7 March. He had worked as an optical mechanic/dispenser, sales representative and company manager; in 1976, he started the operations of Hoya Lens Australia in Victoria and South Australia, and then took over Tasmania, managing the southern region for 15 years. 
In 1992, he founded OCS,  commenced operations with eight drivers and just a handful of retailer and wholesaler customers. ...read more

Transitions Optical closes down Australian facility

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Transitions Optical has closed down its Australian operation, with 14 out of 17 staff members being put off, with the remaining three staying on to finalise affairs.
The decision to close the facility at Lonsdale, South Australia, was announced on 14 April.
Transitions Optical’s president, Mr Paddy McDermott, said: “Transitions Optical communicated to our Australia employees on April 14 that we are restructuring our commercial organization to focus on supporting our direct customers, optical lens manufacturers ...read more

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