Steve Daras has been teaching Certificate IV Optical Dispensing since 1995 and is the optical dispensing course coordinator for TAFE NSW.
He has been in the optical field since 1975, having managed a low vision clinic and an assistant manager for a national ophthalmic instruments company. He also ran a successful private practice for 16 years. He has written and/or reviewed many optical resources and in 2014 co-authored the text books Practical Optical Dispensing (3rd edn) with David Wilson and Practical Optical Workshop (2nd edn) with David Wilson and Steve Stenersen. He is currently a director of the Australian Dispensing Opticians Association (ADOA).