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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]