Kurt Öslund, a Swedish optometrist has acted as vice president of the Opticians Association and chairman of the Swedish Society of Optometry, has passed away at the age of 75. A well-known specialist in contact lenses, he started the first post-qualification courses in the country and wrote the first Swedish books on the subject in the ‘seventies and ‘eighties. He also served as the chairman of the board of the Swedish Contact Lens Association and managed five optical retail stores in Sweden from 1980.