Dr. Noel Alpins of Melbourne Honored by ISRS with 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

San Francisco – Noel Alpins, MD, FACS, medical director of NewVision Clinics, was honored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an ISRS member who has made significant and internationally recognized contributions to the advancement of refractive surgery.

Dr. Alpins is an active cataract and refractive surgeon and is the medical director of NewVision Clinics in Melbourne, Australia. He has spoken widely on cataract and refractive surgery topics and has been a keynote speaker at many Australian and international meetings. He pioneered small-incision cataract surgery in Victoria and is a founder and current member of the Excimer Laser & Research Group.

Dr. Alpins has developed new techniques in the treatment and analysis of astigmatism. He has developed the ASSORT computer program for astigmatism calculation for toric implants and vector analysis and for outcomes analysis of cataract and refractive surgery. He has published widely ophthalmic information journals and has authored more than 20 book chapters.

Dr. Alpins was given the Lifetime Achievement Award during an award ceremony at the 2014 ISRS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois (see pictures attached).


About the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

The International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS), a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), is the leading worldwide organization for refractive surgeons, with over 2,300 members from more than 80 different countries. To learn more about the latest clinical and research developments in refractive, cornea, cataract and lens-based surgery, visit www.isrs.org.


About the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons—Eye M.D.s—with more than 32,000 members worldwide.  Eye health care is provided by the three “O’s” – opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists. It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who can treat it all: eye diseases and injuries, and perform eye surgery. For more information, visit www.aao.org.