Mortimer Hirst Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist Varny Ganesalingam www.varnyganesalingam.co.nz recently presented at the Snowvision Down Under Conference in Queenstown. Varny was awarded a Snowvision Trust Scholarship spending a month working at the State University of New York College of Optometry. This is a highly regarded training facility and is known for its diverse specialist clinics. Situated just two blocks from Time Square the clinic services a melting pot of communities and cultures that call New York City home. Varny's presentation gave an insight into some of the rare ocular conditions managed at this specialist facility including cases of Retinitis pigmentosa, Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis, Achromatopsia and LENZ microphthalmia syndrome.