Catalogue Number: 1240
Ian Bailey with Margaret Laurence (nee Biggs) demonstrating a low vision aid to Arthur Wilkins
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1972
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Black and white photograph 23.5 x 20.1 cm of Ian L Bailey with Margaret Laurence demonstrating a low vision aid to Arthur Wilkins, the Manager of the Kooyomg Rehabilitation Centre of the Association for the Blind. Stamp for the Association for the Blind on back with the handwritten words, 'Low vision Clinic'. Pasted on is a file sheet of the Assocation for the Blind.
Historical Significance: The Low Vision Clinic at Koyong was set up in 1972 as a joint venture of the Victorian College of Optometry and the Association for the Blind (now Vision Australia) with the support of the Department of Ophthalmology. Ian Bailey was the first low vision consultant to run the clinic, which he did with Association for the Blind staff member, Margaret Laurence. Arthur Wilkins as the Manager of the Kooyomg Rehabilitation Centre of the Association for the Blind. Later Ian Bailey became the first full-time researcher in the National Vision Research Institute having previously been Clinic Administrator and lecturer in the College. He was a graduate of the College in 1961.
How Acquired: Donated by Association for the Blind
Condition: Good. Some creases
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 2