Monday, January 12, 2015

Honorary Appointment

The team at Mortimer Hirst would like to congratulate Optometrist, Contact Lens Specialist and Business Partner Grant Watters on his latest appointment “Honorary Academic in Optometry and Vision Science” at the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland (DOVS).

Grant has been involved with the University dating back to the mid 1980’s when Grant accepted the position of Visiting Lecturer. At this time Grant was also training and an examiner to the Optometry students. In early 2000 Grant was promoted to Visiting Senior Lecturer and in 2010 oversaw undergraduate student projects through DOVS, Clinical Research Outreach Programme for final year optometry students. Most recently Grant supervised final year projects for final year undergraduates.

Earlier this year Grant was also appointed as an “Honorary Research Fellow” in the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland, working with Associate Professor Jennifer Craig on a project to develop a novel new Manuka Honey-based eyelid cream to treat Blepharitis (inflamed eyelids).