Meet The Founder

Professor Simon Skalicky, a glaucoma sub-specialist Ophthalmologist with a pioneering spirit, founded Eyeonic, driven by a passion to revolutionise glaucoma detection and improve the lives of patients worldwide.

About A/Prof Simon Skalicky

Simon Skalicky FRANZCO, PhD is an Australian glaucoma sub-specialist ophthalmologist with a passion for using digital technology to improve glaucoma services and patients’ experiences.

He is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Centre for Eye Research Australia, where he teaches medical students, Ophthalmology trainees and glaucoma fellows.

A/Prof Skalicky serves on the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society executive and the editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma. He is the immediate Past President of Glaucoma Australia and is actively involved in the World Glaucoma Association.

Simon is both a clinician and glaucoma researcher with over 60 publications. A strong advocate for patients, his research background includes the impact of glaucoma on patients’ quality of life, and more recently the benefits of online visual field testing through personal devices.

Simon is a skilled computer programmer, versed in python, javascript and cloud computing. In 2019 he founded Eyeonic, supported by Microsoft, to provide online perimetry on any computer or tablet. 

Simon has experienced first-hand the challenges of glaucoma service delivery, and how poor or non-existent glaucoma services leads to irreversible blindness that could have been prevented. 

Simon's passion is to use advanced digital technology to improve the visual field experience, allowing many more people perform the test at home or in clinic, at their own convenience, leading to more sight being saved from glaucoma.

Eyeonic. A new vision to test sight.