Kosmac & Clemens Optometrists was originally formed by Edward Kosmac and Ian Clemens in January 1992 when they opened their first practice in Kyneton. Seeing the need and opportunity to expand their services to more remote regional areas they opened their next practice in Maryborough in 1994. The Castlemaine practice was opened in March 1998 offering a unique service to Central Victoria: The Children’s Vision Clinic Service. The clinic’s director, Dr. Arthur Stevens, soon became the third practice partner. In March 2002, the Bendigo practice was opened and The Children’s Vision Clinic re-located to the Bendigo practice. The fifth Kosmac & Clemens practice was opened in May 2003 in Woodend. In January 2015 the Bendigo practice relocated from Mitchell Street Bendigo to Shop 48C Strath Village Shopping Centre to provide ease of access and convenient parking for all patients.
Optometrist at Kosmac & Clemens Optometrist Maryborough
Language: EnglishGender: Male
Ian became interested in optometry when he himself needed glasses to see the blackboard clearly at school as a 12 year old.
He studied optometry at the University of Melbourne, graduating at the end of 1989.
Soon after graduation, Ian opened Kosmac & Clemens Optometrists with business partner Ed Kosmac.
He returned to study in 2008 to gain an extra qualification in therapeutics – enabling him to prescribe a range of therapeutic medicines to treat ocular disease.
Travel has played a big role in Ian’s life. He took most of 2000 and 2001 off to backpack around the USA, Europe and Africa with his wife. In 2014 he again took a hiatus from work to travel around Australia – this time with his wife and their 3 children.
Ian has now been an optometrist for almost 30 years. He loves to assist people with their visual problems and really enjoys treating ocular injuries, diseases and removing foreign bodies. He loves an optical challenge and likes to solve complex problems by thinking “outside the square”. Use of the latest gadget and diagnostic technology to make his patients’ live better is a passion for Ian.
“I want to solve your problem and will work hard to help – no matter how simple or complex the issue is. Communication and thorough explanation are what I consider vital to me fulfilling my role as your go-to eye care professional ”
Outside of work Ian still loves to travel, spend time with his wife, coaches junior cricket, is a keen cyclist and follows his 3 childrens’ multiple sporting endeavours. He is also making a comeback to cricket in 2018/19 season so he can play in a team with his 14 year old son.
Anna Holt was born and grew up in Bendigo Victoria before moving to Geelong to complete her Bachelor of Vision Science/ Masters of Optometry degree at Deakin University. She has happily been working at Kosmac and Clemens since 2016. Her role has given her the opportunity to give back to her local community. Anna’s interests outside of optometry include, making music, offroad buggy racing and looking after her young daughter. She is heavily involved in brass bands and enjoys playing baritone horn with several bands across regional Victoria, including Maryborough City Band and the Geelong West Brass Band. Anna’s family has been involved in the Bendigo Car Club since 1976 and she and her fiancé are currently building an off-road racing buggy.