On Monday 3rd of August Kevin Rooney attended the funeral of Prof Brien Holden in Sydney. His sudden death was a shock to the Australian, and indeed, the global eye care community. Prof Holden was a remarkable leader and innovator. He established a world renowned contact lens research facility in Sydney that was at the forefront of the development of silicon hydrogel lenses, the most popular lens in the world today.
He also was a significant force behind Optometry Giving Sight that has become a leading global initiative to reduce visual impairment throughout the world and a cause that we support in our practices.
Kevin Rooney had known Prof Holden since 1978 and considers him a true inspiration to all Australians. He will be sadly missed by the optometry community.
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