The Low Vision Centre of Learning is thrilled to introduce Wendy Histed to present on the concept of Autonomy.
Wendy began work as an optometrist in private practice in 1981 after graduating from the Witwatersrand Technikon (now the University of Johannesburg). She lived abroad from 1990 until 2000 and work included both private and voluntary work in England and Thailand. Wendy has a special interest in Low Vision, she has supervised students in this field as well as lectured the subject Low Vision to final year optometry students. Her wider interests include medical and applied ethics.
Wendy is currently the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of OMASA (Orientation and Mobility Association of South Africa), she sees low vision patients at Low Vision Pretoria (Pretoria Eye Institute).