Catalogue Number: 1818
Barry Cole and Ian Bailey with a new slit lamp.
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Photographer: Photo and Design Group Pty Ltd inc Ray Dunstan Photographic
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1973
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Black and white digital photographic 300 dpi of Barry Cole (standing) and Ian Bailey (at slit lamp) with unidentified 'patient'.
Historical Significance: Ian Bailey was the Clinic Administrator of the Victorian College of Optometry (VCO) at the time of this photograph, which was probably taken to record the donation of the slit lamp to the Clinic. He graduated as an optometrist in 1961 in a remarkable class of 6 students that included Ian Bailey, Donald Mitchell and Anthony Adams, all of whom pursued brilliant academic careers. Bailey travelled overseas studying in London and at Indiana University where he obtained a master's degree. He returned to Melbourne as lecturer and clinic administrator in the Victorian College of Optometry in 1971. He took the lead in establishing the low vision clinic at Kooyong in 1972 and subsequently established himself as a world leader in the field of low vision. In 1974 he resigned his lecturership in the VCO to become the first research fellow in the then newly established National Vision Research Institute, where he researched the management of low vision, in the course of which he devised the LogMAR system for visual acuity. He subsequently took a position in the School of Optometry at the University of California Berkeley. His biography is published in Clin Exp Optom 2004; 87: 37-41. Barry Cole was the Director of the College and later the foundation professor of optometry at the University of Melbourne.
How Acquired: Donated by Ian Bailey
Date Acquired: April 2011
Location: Archive computer iPhoto