Sydney, Australia, 27 April 2018: Brien Holden Vision Institute has received the Skeffington-Alexander Memorial Award from the Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEP) at the International Congress of Behavioural Optometry in Sydney last night.
The recognition, OEP’s most prestigious, was awarded for significant contributions to the international growth and development of behavioral vision care. Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, accepted the award at the welcome ceremony of the 8th international congress.
Prof Naidoo said the institute's founder, Professor Brien Holden had been a long-term supporter of behavioural optometry especially the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists.
The Skeffington-Alexander Memorial Award honours the efforts of E.B. Alexander and A.M. Skeffington for establishing the Optometric Extension Program around 90 years ago. The OEP is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of the discipline of optometry through the gathering and dissemination of information on vision and the visual process.