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Dr. Stan Isaacs PhD

Dr Isaacs graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry Degree with Honors from the University of New South Wales in 1975, and was awarded the Martin Wells Prize for Diseases of the Eye in the same year. In 1976 he was awarded a Master of Optometry Degree. During the Masters Course he received the Hydron Prize for Advanced Contact Lens Theory and Practice. During his masters programme he was a clinical supervisor at the contact lens clinic in the School of Optometry, University of New South Wales. Dr Isaacs started private practice in 1977, specializing in pediatric optometry and contact lenses. He was responsible for forming the Singapore Optometric Association in 1980, and was the pro-term President. In 1990 he was elected as President of The Singapore Contact Lens Society, a position he still holds to date. He has presented numerous research papers at international and local Ophthalmology and Optometry conferences. These presentations are usually associated with his current researches on either myopia or contact lenses.

Dr Isaacs sat on the Standards Committee (Singapore) to draft out the Singapore standards for contact lenses. In 1996 he started working closely with Mr. John Mountford (The founder of the BE Orthokeratology lens system) on Orthokeratology. He was the first practitioner to do Ortho-K in Singapore and was responsible for arranging, promotion and training of other contact lens practitioners in Ortho-K. He arranged numerous courses in Ortho-K in Singapore and Malaysia and was instrumental in setting up the Society of Orthokeratology (Singapore). He has been the president of this Society since its inception. Dr Isaacs obtained his PhD in 2004 for his work on “The cornea under Orthokeratology”. He is also the Clinical Director of I & Vision Pte Ltd. which predominantly does research for international contact lens and pharmaceutical companies to determine how their products perform on Asian (Chinese descent) eyes.

OUR VISITING CONSULTANT

Dr. Derek Mladenovich, O.D., F.A.A.O., MPH

Dr. Mladenovich is a co-founder of the Institute for Public Health Optometry (IPHO). He is a course director for Evidence-Based Medicine at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and a chief preceptor for patient care at PCO’s Center for International Studies (CIS), through which he also works on developing optometric programs globally. He is a frequent lecturer in the US, Europe and Asia, and has published in the area of blindness prevention and public health.

Dr. Mladenovich obtained a doctorate in optometry from PCO (USA), completed an ocular disease residency at the Wilmington Veterans Administration Medical Center in Delaware (USA), and a clinical research fellowship in ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute (USA), from where he also holds a master of public health degree in international health.

Dr. Mladenovich has worked in community eye clinics in Latin America and Africa, and has served as an optometric consultant for the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Ministry of Health and Social Services of Republic of Namibia and the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired (BCVI). As a fellow of the World Council of Optometry (WCO), Dr. Mladenovich has served as an external examiner for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Karenni Refugee Camps in Thailand, where he continues to consult on the blindness prevention programs.

On behalf of the World Council of Optometry Dr. Mladenovich serves on the committees for the relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Public Health and Development Committee.



 
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