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“Digital Eye Strain” a new condition of the modern age.

2 in 3 people suffer from Digital Eye Strain Australians are leading world consumers of tablets, smartphones and computers, with 80% of Australians now owning and using a smartphone. Australians spend an average of 10 hours and 24 minutes on digital devices every day1. Collectively, we look at our smartphones more than 440 million times […]

John Farmer with Dr Garap and Sam Koim

Dr Farmer presents PNG vision findings at IAPB

This weekend Dr John Farmer attended the 10th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in Durban, South Africa. This is the premier global event discussing public health topics related to blindness and vision impairment. This year the theme was ‘Stronger Together’. Over 1200 people from all over the world have […]

Department of Vision Science Alumnus Award

Dr Farmer awarded Melbourne University Alumnus Award

Dr John Farmer has been awarded the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne Alumnus Award for 2016 which celebrates the success of their alumni The award is presented to an outstanding alumnus of the University of Melbourne Department of Optometry and Vision Science who has excelled in one (or more) of the […]

L&F Eyecare Celebrates Women in Optometry

With a thriving team of female support staff and a female optometrist, long standing optometry practice L&F Eyecare in Moe has much to celebrate on International Women’s Day on March 8 this year. Its four-strong female support team includes Prue, Kerry and Alysha and is lead by practice manager Danielle.  Four days per week, therapeutically […]

PNG visit an eye-opener

Dr. John Farmer, L&F Eyecare partner and optometrist, has just returned from PNG where he spent two weeks with the University of PNG teaching ophthalmology trainees at the Port Moresby General Hospital Eye Clinic. Dr. Farmer puts this in context; “With only nine ophthalmologists available to a population of 7 million people, there is a […]

L&F Eyecare – Leaders and Educators in Optometry 

Long known for its contribution to educating allied professions and the public, L&F Eyecare aims to set the standard for optometric practice not only in Gippsland or the state, but for Australia. Consisting of four practices, the optometry group is very well regarded within the profession of optometry, and not without good reason. “Over a long period of time, the […]

Significant steps forward in eye care in PNG

John Farmer has returned home to work with Leunig and Farmer Eyecare after spending almost two years training nurses and rural doctors in eye care in Papua New Guinea. In June 2010, John took up a position with the Fred Hollows Foundation as PNG Education Manager. He was also the Head of the Department of […]

Second PNG vision centre under development

Leunig & Farmer Eyecare cofounding partner and optometrist John Farmer this month returned from his most recent trip to Papua New Guinea. The primary objective of Mr Farmer’s visit was to provide further training and support to the Vision Centre he established in the Port Moresby General Hospital last year. The Vision Centre, which enables […]

Optical workshop in PNG celebrates official launch

Leunig & Farmer Eyecare cofounding partner and optometrist John Farmer has returned to Gippsland following the official opening of the optical workshop in Port Moresby he helped create.  Attended by Professor Brien Holden OAM, International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE) Chair, Mr Chris Moraitis, Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, and optical workshop staff, […]

John Farmer returns to Papua New Guinea

Whilst maintaining his work as optometrist and co-founding partner of Leunig & Farmer Eyecare, in August John Farmer returns to Port Moresby, PNG to continue the management of a challenging and rewarding project. Following Leunig & Farmer Eyecare’s long involvement in optometric training and development abroad, and borne of John’s desire to bring the people […]