5 – 7 AUGUST 2022

About TLC

The countdown has begun to the coolest optometry conference of the year.

Join us for TLC in Hobart, Tasmania 5-7 August 2022.

This year’s keynote speaker Ann Webber will demystify paediatric eye examination techniques and hone our skills with practical tips and facilitated interactive sessions.

In line with this theme, US optometrists Sue Cotter and Tawna Roberts will provide a practical guide to management of paediatric refractive error.

We will hear from other international as well as local Tassie talent on a range of topics, such as vitreomacular pathology, cationic emulsion therapies, vision impairment from cerebral injury, genetic eye disease, and much more.

And just when the brain starts to feel full, we will head to Shambles Brewery for a Saturday evening of long overdue catching up with colleagues and friends, over some of the best beers and burgers in town, and maybe even a spot of table tennis!

Spots are filling up fast for this boutique event, so register today

The conference venue is the Wrest Point Hotel situated on the Sandy Bay waterfront and features some of the best views in the city. The Wrest Point is located a short taxi ride to Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Hobart CBD and the Brook Street Pier for ferries to various water and wilderness tours.

A Practical Guide for the Management of Refractive Error in Infants and Young Children

Young patients with different types of refractive error and diagnostic profiles are presented to illustrate clinical pearls and for audience discussion. Clinical guidelines for evaluating and prescribing for refractive error, with special emphasis on hyperopia, are provided for infants and young children.




Dr Tawna Roberts, OD, PhD | Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Paediatric) | Stanford University | California USA





Dr. Susan Cotter | Professor of Optometry at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) | Marshall B. Ketchum University | California USA


Julie Rodman, O.D., M.S., FAAO | Professor- Chief, The Eye Care Institute – NSU Florida

Retinal Grand Rounds & Diseases of the Vitreomacular Interface.

Retinal Grand Rounds:

Understand plaquenil toxicity including the recommended guidelines for care of patients.

Be knowledgeable about Sickle Cell Disease including ocular manifestations, disease classification and ocular management of this disease

To be able to recognize, diagnose and properly manage/ co-manage Macular Telangiectasia Type 2

Be familiar with the application of multi-modal imaging in the diagnosis and management of various retinal-choroidal disease.

Diseases of the Vitreomacular Interface:

The participant will be familiar with the normal aging process and be able to identify abnormal vitreous behaviour.

The participant will understand how OCT is useful in the management of diseases of the vitreoretinal interface.

The participant will be familiar with the classification and identification of macular holes, VMT, and VMA.