ProFile Case Study Competition

ProFile Case Study Competition

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Specsavers is inviting optometrists and qualified dispensers across Australia and New Zealand (both Specsavers and non-Specsavers) to share their knowledge by entering the 2018 ProFile Case Study Competition.

Two grand prizes are on offer for the best optometry and dispensing case studies: ticket, flights and accommodation to either the Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) or Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC) in 2019.

SCC has become one of the largest professional development events in the local optometry calendar, with the most recent edition delivering close to a year’s worth of CPD over two days. SDC is gaining similar momentum in the dispensing profession, having just completed its second successful series of roadshow-style conferences. Both SCC and SDC are not-to-be-missed professional development opportunities in their respective fields.

In addition to the two Grand Prize winners, the authors of the next five best case studies – either optometry or dispensing – will be awarded a $200 gift card.

All winners will have their submission featured in ProFile.

See below for full details of the competition and subscribe to the ProFile newsletter to receive competition updates.


Key Details


Entries open: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Entries close: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Winners announced: December 2018

How to enter

  • Any optometrist or qualified dispenser residing in Australia or New Zealand may enter the competition, including qualified non-Specsavers optical professionals.
  • Entrants may submit more than one case study for consideration but can only win one prize.
  • All submissions must follow the ProFile case study submissions requirements for optometry and dispensing case studies in order to be considered. Submissions in the clinical imaging case study format will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must be sent to with the subject ‘ProFile 2018 Case Study Competition Entry’.
  • All entries must include a personal email and phone number (rather than a store email and phone number). Personal contact details provided will be used only for the purposes of winner notification, facilitating the prize or to discuss publication of a submission.
  • Any accompanying images must be de-identified and sent as separate, high-resolution files with relevant captions.
  • Case studies submitted for entry must not have previously been published.

By entering, you confirm you have read and agree to the full competition terms and conditions

Judging panel

Optometry category:

  • Ben Ashby, Director of Professional Advancement
  • Jeena Tan, Optometry Development Consultant
  • Sophie Stephan, Graduate Optometry Development Manager

Dispensing category:

  • Richard Couch, Head of Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensing
  • Steve O’Leary, Director of Product

Judging criteria

Optometry case studies will be judged on:

  • Relevance to prevention of avoidable blindness and vision loss
  • Clarity of rationale for diagnosis and treatment / management
  • Adherence to submission guidelines, including provision of all relevant information.

Dispensing case studies will be judged on:

  • Understanding and communication of the impact that lens selection and parameters will have on the wearer
  • Educational merit of discussion points / learning outcomes and breadth of applicability to dispensing
  • Adherence to submission guidelines, including provision of all relevant information.


2 x Grand Prize winners:

5 x Runner-Up winners:

  • Gift card(s) to the value of $200 (AU – Coles Group & Myer; NZ – Farmers)
  • Case study published on ProFile.
Entry is only open to AU & NZ residents 18+ who are either an optometrist or qualified dispenser. Starts: 10/10/18 09:00 am AEST. Ends: 18/11/18 11:59 pm AEST. T&Cs apply, see


Past Winners


Optometry Grand Prize Winner: Suchi Rathod
Dispensing Grand Prize Winner: Andy Willmott