Lugarno Lions Club Visit Save Sight Institute; Professors John Grigg and Stephanie Watson acknowledged for their commitment to ophthalmology
in News, Outreach
7 Apr 2017
On Wednesday 5 April, SSI was pleased to welcome the team of hard-working volunteers from the Lugarno Lions Club to tour the Institute. With a long history of supporting local organisations, the Lugarno Club are this year recognising local contributors to ophthalmology and vision health. Long standing Lions member, Mr Jean-Claude Legrand, current Treasurer and Secretary of the Sydney Eye Lions Club, nominated our very own Professor John Grigg and Professor Stephanie Watson to be recognised for their outstanding commitment and contribution to ophthalmology and vision research. The tour provided the Lugarno Lions Club with an opportunity to see firsthand our excellence in eye research and acknowledge the contributions of Professors Grigg and Watson.
The tour began in the busy Save Sight Institute Clinic, including a free eye check for one Lions volunteer with the new OPTOS machine (clean bill of health!). The tour continued to the aptly named NSW-ACT Save Sight Health Care/Foundation Save Sight Institute Lab to view the work of researchers in the area of retinal development. The Lions were treated to the sweeping views of Macquarie Street, with one volunteer regaling his tales of watching the military parades in his youth.
The tour continued to the Billson Lab with a comprehensive overview of the research by Professor Paul Martin, complete with some awe-inspiring images of the human retina.
The afternoon was capped off with Professor John Grigg and Professor Stephanie Watson being formally invited to the Lugarno Club’s annual dinner on the 11 May to acknowledge their contribution to the community.