Ms Yvette Waddell has replaced Professor Kovin Naidoo as chief executive officer of the Sydney-based Brien Holden Vision Institute, while Ms Amanda Davis has been appointed CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation.
Ms Wardell was chief operating officer of the BHVI since 2003 and took over as CEO on 13 July, after South-Africa-based Professor Naidoo’s term ended that day.
Ms Amanda Davis has been appointed interim CEO of the Foundation. She has been its chief operation officer since 2006.
Professor Naidoo was appointed CEO by the BHVI board some months after the sudden death of Professor Brien Holden in July 2015; prior to that, Professor Naidoo was deputy CEO.
Professor Brian Layland is chairman of the BHVI.
Myopia Awareness Week to be global next year
The BHVI and the World Council of Optometry are partnering to promote ‘Myopia Awareness Week’ globally in 2019.
The two organizations are launching a campaign that will target the general public and eye-care sector.
“Our aim will be to raise awareness about the impact myopia is likely to have on the lives of our children, highlight the critical role optometrists play in treating myopia and help keep practitioners informed about emerging trends in myopia control and management,” WCO president Dr Scott Mundle, OD, said.
Surprisingly, almost half the world’s population is expected to
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