upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 12 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Mercure Sydney
    • 13

    You've just finished up with your run of the mill presbyope and prescribed first time progressives and extended focus glasses like a piece of cake...

    You have a look at your book and your next patient is a 5 year old.

    You feel the sweat beads forming, your hands are going clammy. What were the norms for base out reserves again?

    If this sounds familiar, come and check out the YO Paediatrics Workshop!

    With a night packed full of wisdom from a paediatric ophthalmologist, a behavioural optometrist and an ACBO accredited vision therapist, what are you waiting for?

    For our Full Members, we have brought back the BYO option! Bring a friend who is not a YO member, for FREE!

    Register now! Spots are LIMITED!

    • 19 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 26 May 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Dragonfly Village, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

    Access the official brochure here: baliwellnessretreat2018v3.pdf

    Watch the Video here our facilitator Beata Alfoldi talks about the retreat


    YO Members $2000   Non-YO members $2250

    YOu can register by

    1. Putting down a $500 deposit in YO Bank account details are BSB 633 000 A/c number: 154358600 more details on last page of brochure

    Two optometrists (Carina and Susan) felt a need for a space where optometrists (and their friends) could get away from their usual lives to truly consider what they want from life - to relax, recharge, and refocus. 

    They love their fellow colleagues - you - and want to see you living a life that's true to yourselves, to maximise purpose and satisfaction.
    They chose Bali because of it's enchanting and spiritual nature, and look forward to spending a week of transformation with you.

    Please read this brochure for more information. Get in quick as spots are limited to 17 to ensure an intimate space for expansion, awareness, deepening, and exploration.

    Stay up to date here on Facebook.

    All Young Optometrists NSW/ACT Full YO members, please sign up for a FullYO investment ticket. All other optometrists and friends, please sign up for a General investment ticket.

Engaging Educational Events and Workshops
Tailored to Young Optometrists

"Bootcamp - from pupil to practitioner" 

Ultimo - 4th February 2018

On the 4th of February we had our much anticipated annual Bootcamp for the new graduates. This was a CPD day jam-packed with information, questions and food to get our fresh new graduates ready for their first few weeks as an optometrist (finally!). Congratulations again!


Thank you to our speakers: Andrew McKinnon, Abdul Hamidi, Sarah Pham, Sarah Tait, Rose Huang, Megan Tu, Wilson Luu, Theresa Bui, Wendy Saw and Anna Su.

"Abating Anterior Eye Anxiety" 

Ultimo - 16 October 2016

On the 16th of October, 2016, we held a CPD event, with therapeutic points, on anterior eye challenges we may face in our day to day practice and how to manage them. Check out the day in review video above.


Thank you to our speakers: Stephanie Watson, Heidi Hunter, Margaret Lam and Narelle Hine for their outstanding effort and exciting talks. It was a great chance to catch up with everyone who attended, YO and FroYOs!

Contact Lens Conundrums" 

Sydney - 3 August 2016

On the night of Wednesday August 3, a deluge was nigh. But it didn't stop these brave souls from fighting through the tempered and harsh weather to speak and learn about their passion: contact lens conundrums. Thanks to our wonderful speakers: Dr. Theresa Bui, Dr. Whitney Lam and Dr. Jim Kokkinakis for their time and effort on the day.

Also thanks to Dr. Angelica Ly for organising the event and being an excellent MC! Thank you to all the guests who attended and making this event fab-ou-lous - your dedication is legendary!

We learnt about the basics of contact lens prescribing, multifocal contact lens prescribing and then the bane of most optometrists who prescribe contact lenses - dealing with contact lens compliance.

The evening was so insightful and we gained so much knowledge on how established and successful optometrists went about prescribing. We also had a lovely buffet dinner on the night. We hope to do this again soon!

"YO Paediatrics Day" 
Ultimo - 5 June 2016

Dust off your retinoscopes because young optometrists are ready to see children.


A company of just over 50 guests warmed The Central Room as they sought shelter from the terrible torrential rain on the 5th of June.

Thanks to our speakers: Dr. Grace Wee, Dr. Shaun Chang, Dr. Liz Jackson, and Dr. Michael Jones for their informative talks and their time and effort! Also thanks to our patron sponsor CooperVision, and CR Surfacing for their generosity for the day. To read more about our paediatrics day, please follow the link here.

Social Events

"YO Christmas Party"

Newtown - 11 November 2016

On the 11th of November, YO (NSW/ACT) held our annual Christmas gathering at Thai Pothong, Newtown. The night was full of fun and games, yummy food and all round festive cheer. Highlights of the night included: hilarious optometry musical parodies by fellow YO, Richard Lin, YO Outstanding Contribution award winner, Sarah Tait and a spectacular round of Celebrity Heads. We would like to thank everyone who attended and hope that you all had a blast networking and catching up with YOs and FroYOs like we did! The YO Executives would also like to thank Sub-Committee members, Meesha and Herenia, for being such awesome organisers and MCs for the night!

We hope to see you at our Christmas party next year!

"How to forge a successful career in Optometry!
..or is optometry really for you?"
Ultimo - 16 July 2016

We ran our very first networking event for YOs on the 16th of July, providing them with the opportunity to connect with established optometrists from a variety of backgrounds. It was a huge success and we are grateful for the phenomenal talks from our two guest speakers: Bashir ‘Baz’ Youssef, inspirational life coach and retinitis pigmentosa patient, and Amira Howari, optometrist. We would again like to thank our patron sponsor, CooperVision, for their support of this event.

Established optometrists present on the night were: Amira Howari, Monica Lette, Joe Tanner, Allan Poulter, Khanh Tien Truong, Chih-Chi Lee, Dina Chungue, Susan Ang, Albert Lee, John Evans, Pauline Kang, Jennifer Long, Mark Koszek, Narelle Hine and Heidi Hunter.

All these optometrists had their own specialities, success and passion in their specified fields of optometry. We were all so lucky to be in the same room to network and mingle with these inspirational optometrists!!

And for once, it wasn't raining during our events!

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