Dr Jim Kokkinakis Optometrist runs a state-of-the-art eye clinic called The Eye Practice (http://theeyepractice NULL.com NULL.au) in Sydney’s CBD. He graduated from the University of NSW in 1983 and currently is a part-time Senior Lecturer at the UNSW Optometry School.
Purpose of Optometrist.com.au
As you can see Jim has been around the block a few times. With his background he brings to the world wide web an information portal on the latest on eye issues. He intends to develop the website in many ways. Please keep returning to see how it evolves, you will not be disappointed!
Eyes and Vision are critical to living a full life. Let’s face it they are precious. The Optometrist website will be able to answer most of your questions. If you are not sure we will provide an online consultation service. Once we have determined what your problem is we will then recommend the services of either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist, who specialises in your condition.
This will give you peace of mind about your most important sense!
Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies to Optometry students at the UNSW Optometry School.
General Practitioners, Ophthalmology Registrars and Ophthalmologists at the Eye Hospital Sydney.
Australian Optometrists organised by the Optometrists Association Australia around the country.
Australia Optometrists organised by Industry Suppliers.
International Optometrists in the New Zealand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, Europe.
Specialties and Interests:
Jim Kokkinakis is well known amongst his peers as an expert in contact lens fitting and troubleshooting. Many colleagues refer their patients to Jim’s practice in the Sydney CBD. Over the years he was worked alongside world famous contact lens fitters and excellent ophthalmic surgeons. In 1986 Jim developed a special interest in complicated contact lens fitting and slowly but surely it became a hobby and passion.
Over the years Jim made it his mission to investigate all there is to know about the idiosyncrasies of contact lenses – what makes them work and what makes them not work. It became apparent that to succeed in contact lenses one must have a good medical knowledge of the eye, a good understanding of the patient’s lifestyle, environment and expectations, an up do date approach in contact lens materials and cleaning systems and last but not least, invest in the latest technological instruments so that even the most subtle changes can be measured in visual function and eye health.
In 1991 he completed the first Ocular Therapeutic Course conducted by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In 1995 thinking that Eye Disease treatment was going to be passed in legislation in the state of NSW he completed a second ocular therapeutics course.
In 1996 Jim joined the largest Laser Eye Surgery Centre in the country called The Eye Institute as a part-time consultant for both laser eye surgery and corneal transplantation contact lens fitting. With this experience he has consulted with thousands of laser surgery patients and understands the subtleties involved in recommending the procedure to the appropriate patients.
For the third time, after legislation finally was passed in the state of NSW to allow optometrists to treat eye disease, Jim did the course once again. With his extensive experience he treats conjunctivitis (pink eye), removes foreign bodies from eyes, and as long as surgical intervention is not required, treats most forms of glaucoma.
Being located in the Sydney CBD many of his patients work in front of computer screens all day. His experience in Eye Strain issues has gained him a position on a Global Advisory Committee on Eye Strain, which is co-ordinated by the global eye care corporation Bausch & Lomb.
Currently he is a member of a number of Australian Optometrical Associations, a Fellow of the Academy of Optometry and has been elected as one of only 40 full members of The International Society of Contact Lens Specialists.