In 2022 Kosmac and Clemens Optometrists welcomes Caleb Van Cooten back to the practice. He moved to Bendigo after graduating from the University of Melbourne at the end of 2007. This has enabled him to develop his skills as a full-scope optometrist.
Caleb has been wearing glasses and contact lenses since he developed blurry vision as a 13 year old. He is passionate about children's vision and orthokeratology ‘reshaping the cornea with rigid contact lenses while you sleep’(which he wishes was available to him as a teenager).
Caleb is convinced that providing individualised care for each and every patient is of paramount importance. He has interests in myopia control, orthokeratology, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, myopia control, advanced dry eye management, and management of a broad range of ocular diseases including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, keratoconus, red eyes, and sore eyes.
Caleb has relished his opportunities to visit South Africa during his final year of study in 2007 and has worked in Papua New Guinea and remote aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
Away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. Caleb loves innovating with 3D printing and also plays hockey.
Learn more about Caleb via this blog post: "Getting to Know Caleb Van Cooten."