Dr Jim Kokkinakis graduated in 1983 from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of NSW. He is primarily a clinician with special interests in customisation of contact lenses for corneal disease and myopia control. Other interests include dry eye disease, ocular therapeutics, computer vision syndrome and customisation of complex prescription spectacles. He is the optometric director of The Eye Practice in Sydney’s CBD.
Jim started part-time clinical supervision at the School of Optometry UNSW in 1990, which evolved into lecturing at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2011 he was appointed an Adjunct Senior Lecturer.
Between 1996 and 2002 he was a part-time Clinical & Liaison Optometrist for The Eye Institute responsible for its optometric education program in ocular disease and refractive surgery. He also had constant exposure to ocular therapeutics in the clinical setting and fitting contact lenses to complex corneal conditions.
Dr Kokkinakis has been a regular presenter both nationally and internationally to optometrists, ophthalmologists, general practitioners and pharmacists since 1998 and is currently an active member of The International Society of Contact Lens Specialists, The American Academy of Optometry, Optometry Australia, The Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia, The Tear Film & Ocular Society of Australia and The International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals.