We are a small company, with specialised knowledge of the Optometric/Opthalmic industries, and experience in cutting edge High Performance Computing.
BSc (High Performance Computational Physics) Honours
For the last three years, Jake has worked on the advanced topography and contact lens design software EyeSpace™, the mathematics of contact lens design and simulation, and the associated web applications and cloud computing infrastructure.
Jake's previous research has focused on using High Performance Cloud Computing to improve 3-D inversion calculations for a Geohpysical imaging process known as Magnetotellurics. The goal was to show that tools developed for `Big Data', such as Hadoop, could be used in conjunction with Fortran, for the more computationally intensive problems found in the realm of theoretical physics.
BAppSc (Optometry) Honours
PGCert (Ocular Therapeutics)
Lachlan has lectured internationally on contact lenses, and is the director of Innovative Contacts, a company that specializes in the design, supply and advice for fitting RGP, and in particular Ortho-K contact lenses.
Lachlan also operates two successful Optometry practices in the Adelaide area, which enables us to develop, test, and refine new features of our EyeSpace™ software in a real environment.
B Optom Hons, TPA
Jagrut completed his optometric degree in 2008. Whilst at university he won a series of undergraduate awards including best research project in his final year dissertation. He began working for Paul Rose Optometrists in February 2009 and is now Director of Visique Rose Optometrists.
The practice that he owns is a world renowned optometric practice specialising in specialty contact lenses and specifically keratoconus, a legacy left by his one retired partner, Paul Rose.
Paul Rose is the inventor and designer of the Rose K rigid contact lens system for keratoconus. The Rose K lens is sold in over 87 countries and currently remains the most widely sold lens for this sub-specialty.
Jagrut lectures internationally on subjects like practice management, orthokeratology and keratoconus. He also currently holds professional appointments as a councilor on the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of New Zealand, the branch president of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists in the Waikato, Councilor on the Orthokeratology Society for Oceania, councilor on the International Academy of Orthokeratology and also owns a continuing education website for New Zealand optometrists, ophthalmologists and dispensing opticians.
B Optom, CAS, BSc MedSc Hons Epidemiology, MDP
Charl is a registered Optometrist and director of Charl Laas Optometrists. He has a special interest in advanced soft and rigid contact lens fitting with specific focus on Orthokeratology and the rehabilitation of the traumatized and irregular cornea.
He is involved in clinical research and development for Novartis and GOV and has been presenting lectures and papers on eye care at various national & international congresses for the past 15 years.
Charl is a director of The OrthoK Institute, providing services and technical assistance to practitioners related to Orthokeratology. He also serves as a trustee for Jonga Trust, a Non-Profit Organization involved with providing eye care for disadvantaged people of South Africa.
In the past Charl has participated in the Red Cross flying doctors program and later served as part time optometric consultant at the Western Cape Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. He has served as regional representative of the South African Optometric Association (SAOA) in the Western Cape and was later elected as a director of the South African Optometric Association.
He was a co-founder and director of the South African Contact Lens Institute. The Institute worked on a range of activities involving post graduate education in Africa and organized and hosted a number of 4 day, continued education approved, training courses and congresses. He was also appointed for a 5 year part time contract as an associate senior lecturer at the University of the Orange Free State School of Optometry to develop and present the final year contact lens curriculum.
Charl qualified as an Optometrist from the Rand Afrikaans University of Johannesburg. Since then he has completed studies in Management Development at the University Of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business, Certificate of Advance studies in Ocular Disease & Diagnostic Pharmaceutical application at the Graduate Institute of Optometry, South Africa and a Honors degree in Epidemiology at the University of Stellenbosch.