The Australian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness (Queensland Division) was incorporated with Dr John Ohlrich the driving force in establishing the Foundation.
UQ Chair of Ophthalmology established at the Princess Alexandra Hospital with the generous support of Charles Viertel OBE, Optical Prescription Spectacle Makers (OPSM), the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists, Lions International and Perpetual Trustees. Professor Lawrence Hirst appointed as the inaugural Chair.
Australian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness (Queensland Division) name changed to Prevent Blindness Foundation (PBF).
QEI officially opened at the Mater Hospital with Professor Lawrence Hirst as its first CEO. The realisation of a dream shared by many people.
Professor Lawrence Hirst relinquished his role as CEO to concentrate on his clinical work. Professor Mark Radford appointed as new CEO of PBF and QEI.
Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation awarded PBF a special grant to redevelop 140 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane to be PBF’s future home and to establish South Bank Day Hospital. PBF changes to Queensland Eye Institute Foundation (QEIF).
QEI Clinic opens in South Brisbane and QEIF acquires Dr Denis Stark’s Visual Electro-Diagnostic and Imaging Centre which became the Queensland Electro-Diagnostic & Imaging Centre (QEDIC).
QEIF celebrates its 50th Anniversary whilst QEI celebrates its 10th Anniversary.