Dr Noel Alpins has been specialising in cataract and refractive surgery since founding NewVision Clinics in Melbourne in 1996. He speaks widely on these topics at national and international meetings. He has developed new techniques for treating and analysing astigmatism known as the Alpins Method which are journal published and described on Wikipedia and has developed the ASSORT array of surgical management computer programs for vector planning and analysis of treatment. Noel is on the editorial board of several ophthalmic information magazines and peer reviewed journals. Noel is being presented with the ISRS/AAO lifetime achievement award at the coming ISRS/AAO meeting this week.