The Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO) is dedicated to promoting research, professional development and networking in the cornea and contact lens field. Since inception, our organisation has encouraged the exchange of research, knowledge and experience among professionals working in the cornea and contact lens industry.
Over the years, we have established an enviable reputation as a well recognised and highly respected professional organisation committed to supporting both New Zealand and Australian optometrists.
Past Presidents include expert fitters of rigid contact lenses such as Graham Peachy, John Mountford and Russell Lowe. The current president, Gavin Boneham was elected in 2003. With the interest of more New Zealanders, the society officially changed its name to the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania in 2006. 2009 brought about the inclusion of kiwi Jagrut Lallu, as the New Zealand delegate for the society. In 2011 we welcomed back Kathleen Watt as the treasurer.
We are planning for the OSO biannual conference to be held in July of 2012 with many respected authorities on Ortho K including among others Randy Kojima, John Mountford and Associate Professor Helen Swarbricks' ROK group research.