Peter Stewart OAM and Peter Lewis OAM will be part of the team’s May visit to Sumba
April 13, 2015
Both Peters will return to Sumba in May to continue the SEP teams successful program.
They will be conducting clinics in Kodi/Lamboya/Wanakaka, as well as visiting many remote villages where they will test and assess many village people who cannot make it to the clinics.
The teaching of the Sumba Foundation Nurses will once again be their priority as well as some more one on one mentoring of the SEP Nurses.
Peter Stewart-OAM B.Sc. Syd 1978 B.Optom UNSW 1982 Specialties-Contact lens practioner -Sports vision Member-The Optometrists Association of Australia (OAA) -The Cornea and Contact lens Society of Australia (CCLSA)
High on Vision has been servicing the Kew community for over 17 years. The practice plays a significant role in the local community, previously through the local school and sporting club networks. Peter is an active volunteer in two international eye care programs, The East Timor Eye Program and The Sumba Eye Program, having so far completed 16 trips. During these trips, the volunteer eye care runs local training programs and assists in setting up local eye clinics.
In June 2014 was awarded an OAM for his services to Optometry, and his work in Timor.
Peter has been in practice for 35 years, mostly in Mount Waverley, working in partnership with his father and now with Stewart McConnell. Peter has many clinical interests and enjoys helping his patients obtain their best visual outcome be it with spectacles, contact lenses or advice on eye health and maintenance of good vision.
Since 2004 Peter has been a regular visitor to Timor as a volunteer, providing eye care and helping establish the infrastructure that has allowed the training of East Timorese health workers to provide eye care to their local community – in June 2014 he was awarded with an OAM for his services to Optometry, in particular for his work in Timor.