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Algis Jonas Vingrys

Algis Jonas Vingrys, Australian optometrist, educator, vision scientist. Certified optometrist. Fellow Victorian College Optometry, American Academy Optometry.


  • Vingrys, Algis Jonas was born on February 21, 1951 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Son of Bronius and Jadvyga (Narunas) Vingrys.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Optometry, University Melbourne, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Melbourne, 1985.


    • Cadet pilot Qantas, Sydney, 1969-1970. Flight instructor Schutt Air, Melbourne, 1970-1971. Senior pilot MacAir, Lae, New Guinea, 1971-1972.

      First officer Ansett Airways, Melbourne, 1972-1975. Postdoctoral fellow School Optometry, Columbus, Ohio, 1985-1987. Senior lecturer Department Optometry University Melbourne, 1987-1998, professor, 2007.

      Chairman National Optometric Continuing Education Committee, Melbourne, 1992-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Certified optometrist.


    • Author: Pilots and Presbyopia, 1985. Contributor articles to professional jours, papers and chapters to books.


    Fellow Victorian College Optometry, American Academy Optometry.



    Avocations: fishing, bush walking, gardening. Achievements include research on colour vision, perimetry, electrodiagnosis, nutritional effects on vision, disease of the eye.


    • Married Lynnette Margaret Tollis, May 25, 1973. Children: Janis, Kristan, Nathan.
    • father: Bronius Vingrys
    • mother: Jadvyga (Narunas) Vingrys
    • spouse: Lynnette Margaret Tollis
    • children: Janis Vingrys
    • Kristan Vingrys
    • Nathan Vingrys
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    Born February 21, 1951
    (age 66)