Max Astri

Max-350x495B.Optom Hons, FACO, Grad Cert. Oc Ther.

Max graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 1977. He has always had a special interest in ocular diseases and now has over 40 years of experience diagnosing and managing ocular disease.

Max has equipped his practice with world class diagnostic equipment and co-manages patients with many specialist ophthalmologists. He is one of the very few optometrists who routinely dilate patient’s pupils in clinical practice.

He enrolled and graduated in the inaugural post-graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics at the University of New South Wales. He regularly attends continuing education conferences and seminars, both in Australia and Overseas, to maintain and improve his clinical skills.

Max has extensive experience with complex contact lens fitting, and has had much success using miniscleral contact lens designs for the correction of complex corneal disorders such as advanced keratoconus and post-graft fitting.

Max has a clinical interest in advanced spectacle design. He has attended the Varilux Academy in Paris to further study and improve his knowledge of advanced spectacle lens designs, their clinical relevance and how best to meet patient’s individual visual needs. He received the Australian Varilux Lens Specialist Award in 2012.

Max has also completed post-graduate courses in both behavioural optometry and low vision.

He enjoys being involved in the training and development of undergraduate optometry students and is currently a clinical placement partner for the Flinders University Master of Optometry program.

Max has also presented research papers at various national conferences.