Faculty of Health

Deakin Optometry

Ian Bluntish

Ian Bluntish has been an active member of the optometric community for over 30 years with vast experience covering single and multi-practice locations in country, suburban and city areas. He has a wide knowledge of the national ophthalmic industry, along with government, general business and corporate governance.

Ian is actively involved in his local community and the wider optometric network and has represented both business and professional interests by serving on numerous committees and forums. These include the state and national councils of the Optometrists Association Australia (since 1980), holding the position of President of the South Australian division, and a five year term as National President.

Ian spent 26 years with the Laubman & Pank group, working as both Optometrist and Practice Manager in several locations before becoming National Professional Services Manager. He is currently the Chairman of the ProVision Eyecare Network and is a member of the Optometry Board of Australia*.

Raised in Adelaide, Ian lives near the seaside suburb of Glenelg, where he has been a solo practitioner for the last nine years.


*Ian serves on the Advisory Board as an independent advisor

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8th August 2011