Micheal Knipe is an experienced optometrist having graduated from the University of NSW over 30 years ago. Since graduating he has completed a number of postgraduate courses and is registered to prescribe therapeutic drugs in Tasmania. He is a Fellow of the Victorian College of Optometry and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He received awards in 2013 from Optometry Giving Sight and 2014 from Optometry Tasmania recognising his contribution in Tasmania. In 2015 he was awarded an ‘AM’ in the Australian Honours list announced on Australia Day 2015.
During his career Micheal has been active in professional affairs being involved in the Optometry Australia at the Tasmanian and national level including as President of the national body. He was a director of the national organisation ProVision Eyecare for 20 years, 15 of those as its chairman. He continues to be a member of the national committee of the charity Optometry Giving Sight and is active in the East Timor Eye Program regularly visiting East Timor. Micheal also attends the Eye Clinic at the Royal Hobart Hospital where he provides eyecare in a glaucoma clinic.
Micheal is a member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia as well as the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania.
Micheal continues to be involved in general optometry practice; including eye diseases, the older eye, ocular photography, colour vision, sports and occupational vision. He also has a special interest in contact lenses and participates in practice based clinical research collaborating with international contact lens manufacturers involving new lens designs and materials.
Micheal is based at our Hobart practice.