Dr Caroline Catt is a paediatric ophthalmologist who has changed the way many children see the world today, and is a passionate advocate of prevention when it comes to vision.

With degrees from the University of Sydney and the Flinders University of South Australia that saw her spend time in Darwin, Alice Springs and the remote communities of Arnhem Land to having completed her ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital, Dr Catt has ingrained warmth to which parents and children respond.

A fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada inspired her interest in paediatric and neonatal ophthalmology and saw her win the prestigious Dr JD Morin award for excellence as a clinical fellow in the areas of clinical care, research and education.

Having been published in peer-reviewed journals, undertaken clinical studies in paediatric ophthalmic disease and presented findings internationally, Dr Catt has established herself as one of Australia’s leading female eye experts.

She believes eye health doesn’t get the attention it needs regularly talking on radio and providing commentary to parenting publications to encourage Australians to look after their vision.