Ever heard of Multifocal Lenses? Getting the right ones is very important!
Without the right lenses, you can struggle to see at work for reading and looking at a presentation. Or you may be caught without your reading glasses, and have to borrow some from a friend.
Listen as Damon Ezekiel explains how to get the right Multifocal Lenses in this short video:
Here is the full text from the video:
(Leigh) Welcome, everyone. I’m here with Damon Ezekiel, owner of Ezekiel Eyes. Welcome, Damon.
(Damon) Thank you very much.
(Leigh) Tell me a bit about the way that you approach glasses and getting them right for patients.
(Damon) Leigh, I’m very lucky that I have an optical dispenser who’s been in the optical world for, I think Tom’s been in it for like 25 to 30 years. Very similar to myself. He’s old-school technical trained as an optical technician dispenser. He is very clever at what he does.
A lot of patients come in and they’re like, I’ve tried multifocals and it’s nightmare but multifocal spectacles don’t have to be a nightmare!
There’s a couple of combinations. We need to get the right prescription and that’s what Kai, my colleague, and I do at Ezekiel Eyes.
But then Tom takes his expertise and makes sure that we’ve got the right frame for your face to match that prescription.
There’s no good getting a great looking frame but this prescription’s not gonna fit into it.
Then the important thing is to get these optical centres exactly where we need them. Tom will do that.
We’ll make sure we get the distance between your pupils right but also the height. Unless everything marries together, we’ve got the right frame for your shape to marry in with the prescription and then we get the heights and the distance between your pupils right.
The next thing is we need to get the right type of lens ’cause there’s a stack of different type of lenses, if you’re a:
first time wearer of multifocal lenses,
if you’re an experienced wearer,
what do you need them for?
Do you need them more for distance or computer reading?
We’re going to tailor make what you need. There’s a whole combination and that’s what we do at Ezekiel Eyes.
Whether it’s Kai, my colleague optometrist, or myself, and then we bring Tom in, who’s the optical dispenser, to get that right frame and combination. It’s not a matter of, oh this’ll do, good luck. It’s a matter of getting all these aspects married together. That’s on the glasses side.
(Damon) You can get Multifocal Contact Lenses too
We can give you contact lenses that are multifocal, bifocal, and there’s lots of different combinations.
It’s a matter of getting the right prescription, working out the curve on the front of your eye, and then trying to work out what do you want.
Leigh, you might just want contact lenses for sport or social, or you want contact lenses full time.
It’s a matter of working out when you want them and what do you want them for:
Do you need them, you just want them in a work environment for distance, computer, and reading?
You just want them when you’re playing indoor cricket?
We need to know what you want. There’s lots of different options in the contact lens world.
We try to marry everything into what your desires are and then we can see what is available for you.
If you’re a contact lens wearer, you’ll always need glasses as a backup. Depending on your age and what you need, we’d run with a multifocal pair of glasses.
That’s where you spend the time to get to know me and my needs and you can recommend the best solution.
There’s lots of different labs out there, whether they’re in the contact lens world or in the spectacle world and same again, exactly as you said, Leigh, finding out what do you need.
What are your wants and then we can go, all right, this lab, that’s an option, but this lab will really make exactly what we need for your particular needs in your glasses or in the contact lens world.
(Leigh) We value our eyes. Our eyes are so important so why not get the best for our eyes?
(Damon) Absolutely. Unfortunately, we see patients who have gone off and had surgery or things have gone astray.
It’s not until things have gone the wrong way that then they go, “I’ve only got one pair of eyes”. Why didn’t I do this, that, or the other? Yes, they are very valuable!
I don’t think enough of us realise how valuable their eyes are. If you can imagine if something had gone wrong or something’s gone astray, I have patients who come in who just say, “Oh my goodness, what would happen if I lost my vision?” A lot of us don’t value what we have until we lose it.
That’s where we like to treat you as an individual and work out what do you need, Leigh? What are your desires? What do you want?
You want contact lenses socially but I’m happy with my glasses during the day. That’s great. We’ll work out what’s gonna work for you. That’s a matter of finding the right type of frame, the right type of lens for your prescription and for you.
(Leigh) You can really help me to get over the line, to be able to work the way that I want to, to function the way that I want to.
(Damon) Absolutely. There’s more than one option.
We will show you all the options and explain why this lens is thinner and lighter than this one and the advantages of that. Is that good for you? It might not be, you might want to look at a different option, great. Let’s look at it and we’ll find out what is out there for you.
We do a lot of different options. Tom’s fantastic at going to various labs and finding out, you know, we’ve got this prescription, what can we do? Can we do thinner and lighter? If so, how much thinner and lighter? Then we can present you with all the different options and the cost options.
Some of the lenses we do buy in will come from overseas. They’ll take two or three weeks in the spectacle lenses because they’re gonna be super duper thin and light but it’s worth it if that’s what you desire and that’s what you need.
(Leigh) That’s great. I like how you go to the nth degree to help people.
(Damon) We don’t mind doing that. That’s what we do. We’re happy to spend another three or four weeks finding out what our options are instead of going, here you go, you’ve only got one option. The lenses are gonna be excessively thick and tough. It’s like, now hang on a minute, let’s see what we can do. As long as you’re not in a hurry, we prefer to take the time.
(Leigh) Yeah, that’s really good. Fantastic. Thanks very much, Damon, for talking to us about your philosophy.
(Damon) Thanks for your time.
(Leigh) Yeah. Thanks everyone for watching. Please like and share this video. Stay tuned for more. Thanks.
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They also provide better and sharper vision than many types of soft contact lenses. These lenses only need to be replaced once every two years, too.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses can be beneficial to those who have experienced damage to the surface of the eye (the cornea).
These lenses rest on the white part of the eye, the sclera, and create space over the cornea. That space is then filled with artificial tears and can improve the vision. The fluid compartment also protects the cornea from air exposure and irritation that can come from blinking.
X-Chrome Contact Lenses
An X-Chrome contact lens is a special red contact lens. It’s worn in just one eye and is used to help those who suffer from red-green colour vision problems.
Monovision Contact Lenses
Monovision contact lenses are a good option for individuals who suffer from presbyopia (farsightedness). Presbyopia often affects middle-aged individuals in the 40-45-year-old age range. For those who don’t want to wear reading glasses, monovision contact lenses are a viable alternative.
Tips for Buying Contact Lenses
Many people have a hard time shopping for contact lenses. They don’t realise what they need to be on the lookout for and what kinds of practices they need to avoid.
Here are some tips that will make the process of buying contact lenses much easier:
Buy the Right Type
As you can see, there are tons of different types of contact lenses out there. If you want to have a positive experience while wearing contact lenses, you need to make sure you’re buying the right type for your vision needs.
Make sure you’re buying contact lenses that suit your lifestyle, too.
For example, do you think you will remember to take your lenses out every single day? If not, you might not want to buy daily wear contacts. Extended wear styles might be more appropriate for you.
Don’t Buy Without a Prescription
There are lots of online sites that will allow you to buy contact lenses without a prescription. No matter how appealing they might seem, do not trust these sites. You should only wear prescription contact lenses.
Wearing contact lenses without a prescription can increase your risk of damaging your cornea. You also increase your risk of developing eye infections and contracting diseases like pinkeye. You could even damage your eyesight or go blind.
Getting the Correct Prescription
In addition to avoiding buying contact lenses without a prescription, you also ought to avoid buying contact lenses with an old prescription.
Make sure you get your eyes examined before buying contact lenses and make sure your prescription is up to date.
Remember, your vision can change over time. Just because a prescription once worked for you, that doesn’t mean it always will. Your vision problems could have progressed without you even realizing it.
If you don’t get your eyes checked before buying contact lenses, you might not see the results you’re looking for. You could also end up dealing with issues like chronic headaches or eye strain as a result.
Buy the Right Contact Lens Solution
It’s essential that you buy the right contact lenses for you and make sure you’re buying them with the correct prescription. You also need to make sure you’re buying the right contact lens solution.
Your eye doctor should recommend a specific type of contact lens solution for you to use. Be sure to only buy that solution. Remember, your doctor recommended it for a reason.
Learn to Maintain Them Properly
Make sure you’re maintaining your contact lenses properly, too. Many people don’t realize when they’re first buying contact lenses the amount of maintenance required to keep them clean and your eyes healthy.
Some maintenance tips you’ll need to keep in mind include:
Washing and drying your hands before handling them
Removing contacts before going to sleep (or according to the schedule laid out by your doctor)
Minimizing contact with water or saliva
Always use fresh contact lens solution in contact lens cases (dump out the old solution in between uses)
Replacing contact lenses and cases as recommended
Over time, these maintenance steps will become second nature to you and you won’t have to think about them.
If you’re not willing to take a lot of steps to keep your lenses in good shape, you ought to be sure to choose a low-maintenance style, such as extended wear lenses.
Buy Contact Lenses Today
Now that you know what to do (and what kinds of mistakes to avoid) when you’re buying contact lenses, it’s time to do the fun part and start shopping.
If you live in Perth or Western Australia and need to buy contact lenses, we can help at Ezekial Eyes.
Want to learn about new technologies for hard contact lenses, scleral lenses and dry eye treatment?
Listen as Damon shares his excitement in these new technologies from a recent conference in Las Vegas, USA.
If you wear hard contact lenses or have dry eye, this video is for you!
– Welcome everyone. My name’s Leigh and I’m here with Damon Ezekiel, from Ezekiel Eyes. Welcome Damon.
– Hi Leigh, thanks
very much for the opportunity.
– Thanks for joining
us Damon. So you just had a massive trip over to the US. You spent over 24
hours on a plane.
– Yeah it’s great.
– All the way over to
the Western United States.
– Tell us a bit about
where you went to and where what the conference was for?
– So this is an annual
Global Symposium on contact lens specialties. All, well 99% of the
practitioners there offer a lot of rigid lenses. And the it was an amazing
conference. I mean the content was absolutely sensational. And this was held in
Las Vegas and I’m not sure if you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, but Las Vegas is
an interesting place. It attracts a lot of people on the hope that they’re
going to make a lot of money. So it’s an interesting place, it’s a lot of
interesting people, interesting dynamics. But getting back to the contact lens
side, so these presenters, I mean the content was just out of control. It was
absolutely amazing. So everything that I went to, and you know this was one of
the difficulties I had is every hour or every two hours there’s six streams of
– [Leigh] Wow.
– And there’s
sometimes I was torn between two or three, but I could only get to one. So, you
know it was at times it was a bit disappointing, because I’m like, “Oh, I
really want to see that and that. And you know this presenter’s amazing as
well.” So that made it a bit tough. Then now we’re in streams of you know,
whether it was scleral lenses or myopia management. Or there was a particular
stream there which was just for the Americans and the way they do their billing
and healthcare providers and things like that. So, it was great. It was hard
though to make some of those decisions as to what to go to and what not to go
to. This particular year, they got nearly a thousand delegates though. It was
the biggest. I was very privileged to go, I think I travelled the furthest.
There was a researcher from Queensland University of Technology, so from
Brisbane. But yeah, it’s a long haul but it was really worth it. You know, as I
said earlier, the quality was amazing. And you know we’re all very, very like
minded. There was things that really grabbed my attention in particular was,
you know, we’re fitting a lot more scleral lenses. And let me just show you my
t-shirt there. This is from the Scleral Lens Society education group. Which, I
was lucky enough to get my fellowship pin at this conference and these you know
we I’m fitting a lot more sclerals. I have been for 29 years, but the scleral
world has changed a lot with a lot of really innovative lens designs. One in
particular that we’re using a lot, which is originated out of the U.S.A. And
has recently been licenced to a lab in Australia. So the beautiful thing about
that for me and my patients is it’s only a week or so turnaround instead a minimum
of three weeks coming from the U.S. So delivery time is important. The other
massive bonus about this particular design lens compared to what we were using
previously is we can do a lot of adjustments to the curve in the middle on the
back and the mid periphery in the edge. And we can tailor make in four
different quadrants. So at zero degrees, 90, 180, and 270. Each edge, one can
lift off and one can drop back. So it’s very, very individualised which is
amazing. And then also we can put two panels on the front, which a lot of other
scleral designs is very minimalistic. So, what we can offer our patients is you
know just something out of this world. I should just add that for years now
optometry in particular we can map the central part of the eye. The cornea the
very front. But the wider the eye, the scleral we haven’t been able to map. And
recently there’s been a couple of what’s been called scleral profilers where
the wider the eye we can actually now measure. So there was a couple of these
instruments to look at. But the interesting research shows that the wide of the
eye is very asymmetrical. So the curve of the scleral lens which is sitting on
the wide. And these two, or four meridians, they’re usually different. They’re
not all the same and that’s the beautiful thing about having this particular
design that Kai and I are using at Ezekiel Eyes where we can change these
curves. And like I said, zero, 90, 180, and 270. So by able to tailor make that
shirt we can you know get this fit to be so much more comfortable for our
patients. So that was fantastic. This particular design launched a multifocal
scleral lens, which was very interesting, very exciting. I haven’t personally
played with it, but you know from what I could see from the studies things looked,
the numbers, and patients seemed very happy with it. So that’s very exciting.
And that’s something else, that we can add to our arsenal and something else we
can offer our patients. There was a stream of lectures on myopia prevention.
Which is a very hot topic at the moment. And you know the, especially, well I
mean when you look at somebody like South Korea where 98% of the population is
short sighted, we really want to minimise the degeneration and hope that the
myopia progression to minimise when patients are older in life with retinal
detachments. And retinal tears and retinal holes, macular degeneration, things
like that and glaucoma. So it was a big discussion about that. And some
interesting research which was a bit disturbing, when we look at some of the
power profiles of what these soft lens, just a standard soft lens daily that
we’re prescribing patients. So from a proactive point of view, and this is the
way Kai and I like to practise is to you know with patients who are
shortsighted with the potential to become more short sighted because their age,
angle, their parents, and their myopia. We really want to try and nip it in the
bud. And we have a lot of really, really good tools we can use. Whether they
are soft lenses during the day or recon lenses overnight. I mean there’s lots
of different myopia prevention techniques out there. So it was across the board
there was just lots of really interesting things. There was a one of my
favourite presenters on dry eye Epstein from Arizona, very dry part of the U.S.
He presented on a new drop that was launched in the U.S. Unfortunately it’s not
available in Australia yet, but there is something similar that one of the
suppliers in Australia do have and I’ve requested some samples for Kai and I to
pay with. So, I’m hoping we have we can add something to our store to help out
dry eye patients. So you know there was lots of you know the Exhibition area
was crazy. There were lots of different things there. Unfortunately, there’s
certain products that we just can’t or they’re not available in Australia yet.
Might have to go through the regulatory authorities. The TKA. So maybe, down
the track but that could be a couple years away. So yeah, in terms of the
content was absolutely amazing. It was really, really exciting. And you know,
but apart from the content, one of the most important things that I find of any
conference congress is what happens in the um… The word I’m looking for is a
passageway. And you know, I was talking morning to lunch. You know, the networking
and talking to other optometrists or eye care practitioners, whether they’re
researchers or clinicians you know, “How do you deal with your dry
eye?” Or, “How do you deal with you know keratitis?” And things
like that, so yeah, it’s um. It was really good. It was a fabulous congress.
It’s on, it’s on every 12 months. Always in Vegas at this time of the year.
Because it’s cold, so it’s cheaper to have a conference in Vegas. Like
convention areas and stuff like that. So yeah, it was really good, there was um
a couple from Australia, a couple from Sydney. One from Adelaide, myself a
third. So you know there was a and a couple from Bisbane. So it was good. It
was good to talk to all these other optometrists. One before you ask the next
question, Leigh, sorry. There’s one other amazing lens, which I looked into
with the scleral lens in um- After I became president at the International
Society of Contact Lens Specialists at that conference in Washington in
September-October. I was looking into this Ipren lens, which is a scleral lens
where we take a mould of the eye anyway I saw the suppliers of that. And they
are hopefully going to be in Australia later this year. They’re going to teach
me hopefully licence me. So, we take an impression of the eye and then we send
the impression off, but the new technology is to take a scan of this mould. And
that’s digitally sent back to the lab, and then very carefully goes onto a
lathe, and they cut with a tear profile. And so you know, the fit’s you know,
really, really amazing. So for those patients who are very difficult to fit
with a you know an off the shelf and then customising that shirt for a scleral
lens. This is the next step. It’s not going to be cheap, but it’s you know
amazing. Amazing and made in a gas permeable material. So you know, really nice
and healthy. So there’s a lot of really, really exciting things coming up.
– Fantastic. It sounds
like there’s some amazing technology that’s just around the corner. And thanks
very much for Sonja for her comments. Sonja Knoll, she said, “Great
sharing Damon Ezekiel. Love it that you’re sharing your feedback and your
knowledge and experience.” So.
– [Damon] Oh thank you
Sonja. I must pay Sonja for that. She’s done a great job.
– Yes, so-
– So I mean one of the
evenings we had a Scleral Lens Society Educators function where, you know, I
guess most of the conference was there, because most of us feared will we offer
gas minimum lenses, but a lot of scleral lenses. So that was great. And then I
was dragged off to the Eye, this Iprene the moulding scleral it was a
presentation. So it was a really, really crazy conference, because it was just
go, go, go. During the breaks of lectures and trying to get around to the
exhibitors and trying to get into someone’s ear about their product was
difficult because there were so many people interested in those products. So
that’s always a challenge, but it was very, very stimulating. And the quality
of lectures was really terrific.
– One of those
presentations was with Dr. Tom Arnold, and colleagues. And what was one of
things you picked up from that lecture?
– Yes, so Tom Arnold
and Mr. Barnett, they’re both members of the International Society of Contact
Lens Specialists. And they were talking about this particular scleral lens that
Kai and I fit. This one that’s licenced from the U.S. and being made in Australia
now. So they were talking about their experiences. So they would do a case
history. You know talk about what they would do, and you know I’d say if it was
my patient what I’d do and Kai would say, “I’d do this, that, and the
other.” So it was really interesting it was not like you know the,
counterproductive counterpoint from one. You know and just how two different
angles looking at the same eye. And you know, a lot of it was similar but you
know little nuances here and there. I would do this, and I you know would go an
extra thirty microns deeper here and things like that. So, it was yeah, it was
great because there was a couple lectures on this particular lens Kai and I
fit. One was on the multifocal, and then you know just the nuances of how to change
the fit. Yeah, it was great, really good. It was hard to sLeighp at night
because I was so overstimulated.
– Love it, that’s
fantastic. So at this conference, this was your first conference as president
of the International Society. Were you there at an official role in any way?
– No I wasn’t, but I
just thought you know I really do need to go for myself, but I also needed to
go for the organisation and you know, spread the word. See what other delegates
are out there that we should be inviting into our group. So you know, and there
were people there that are interested. So you know, we’re hoping to grow. Our
next conference we’re looking at is about April 2020. So it’s sometime away,
but we need to get. We’re working hard now to get sponsorship and the draught
programme all ready for 2020. So yeah, it was, I just thought in my position, I
really do need to show the flag a little bit more and you know make sure you
know some of those shows that are everywhere in Vegas were well attended. So I
did go to, for those who haven’t been to Vegas, there are a lot of ticket
booths. And an hour before a show the prices are remarkably cheaper. So there
was a couple from Adelaide and this lovely lady Mindy, who’s and we’re all part
of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists. And Mindy and I got a
last minute ticket to one of the Cirque de Soleil shows and met up with this
couple from Adelaide just fantastic show. I mean the acrobatics and the
strength of those people is just incredible. Not as exciting as a scleral lens,
but still it was you needed some relief after a heavy day of talking eyes.
– It’s great to take
your mind off things and yeah be able to explore Vegas a little bit. Were there
any other highlights from Vegas?
– Well I was very
lucky, I mean because of the way you know, where we live is so far away the
conference venue has been pretty much abandoned and left. There was three of us
from the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists that were still in
town so we went out for dinner. And then the next day, Greg, he left first
thing in the morning. I mean he’s from Switzerland and he was flying out Monday
afternoon. Or Monday afternoon, evening much like myself. So he said well, what
are we going to do? Why don’t we go and visit the Grand Canyon? Which we did.
We got a helicopter ride out there. There was a group of seven on this
helicopter and the pilot eight. So I can get you some images of that. And that
was spectacular, I mean one of the beautiful things is we were so spoiled the
week before I got there they had rain and horrible weather. While I was there
it was cool, you know 13/14 degrees. Hardly any cloud around. So you know
buzzing over the Grand Canyon was just absolutely incredible. It was fantastic
it was an amazing experience really. Yep, something that I would hope to take
the Boss and the kids on at some stage.
– And you have this
Vegas story. Vegas is one of those places where you can do absolutely you know,
there’s adrenaline everywhere. And you can do something if you know you want to
do a bungee jump off this, that, or whatever. You can, you know, there’s stuff
out there for everyone. Yeah, so it’s you know a drive to the Grand Canyon is a
good two hour drive and you know we didn’t have time. And it was just convenient
obviously just to jump in a helicopter. Sounds very crazy, but yeah that was
great. Something I would definitely recommend.
– Yeah, just to give
you that perspective. Sometimes being above the world and just-
absolutely amazing yeah.
– Yeah, yeah, so you
tell me about some of the things that you probably had a chance to catch Kai
briefly but lots of things that you’re hoping to talk about and discuss with
you as well?
– We had this crazy
thing where I got in on Wednesday. I worked with Kai Thursday, Friday, Saturday
morning and now luckily for Kai he’s up in Singapore visiting his family for
Chinese New Year which is last night. So that was good. So it wasn’t, we didn’t
have enough time really because you know when I get back from being away. My
book is just chopper ball, which is good. I’m not complaining, but it doesn’t
give me a lot of time to download with Kai. So I’m hoping you know when he gets
back my list would have calmed down a little bit and yeah I’ll certainly be. I
mean I’ve passed on some interesting talk already about the asymmetrical wide
part of the eye the sclera of the scleral lenses and how you know the beautiful
thing about this design that we’re playing with. How we can alter these landing
zones on the sclera. So yeah no, it’s good. It’s yeah, time. Very time forward
at the moment. That’s the way it is.
– Yeah absolutely. So
if I was to come in soon for an appointment, what are the soonest things to
come that will be come current with Ezekiel Eyes? There’s, you mentioned the
dry eye sample drops that you’ve got?
– Yeah so I’ve just-
These are coming from the United States. They’re hopefully going to arrive if
not in the next day or so the end of next week. So I just need to sort out what
they are and how they compare to what this Art was talking about in the U.S. So
that’s an option obviously you know around keratitis, excuse me or post graft,
or even patients who exceptionally short sighted the help that they’re going to
get with the rigid lens compared to a soft lens. Upsee the vision, you know if
the finessing of what we can do with the Scleral lens now compared to what we
could do is it’s ten fold what I learned in Vegas. It’s you know talking to the
consultants who of this lab and what they and how they make them. And then this
doesn’t work, what do we need to do to give more edge lift or it’s too
compressed or things like that. So, just spending time with them, chatting
about this, that, and the other is just crazy invaluable. That’s leaps and
bounds. So it’s just I guess I mean the most important thing is when you for us
we’re not a generic go online and book an appointment. Because we do so many
different things. So when patients ring up and they talk to Maureen or Dee,
they can say, “Well look, I’m already wearing rigid lens and I’m having
problems this is what I think I need.” Or, “I’m coming in for dry eye
and IPL.” Then you know we can put you in the right place depending on
what you require and that’s easier to have that conversation over the phone
which certainly through our website you can log on and you know tell us about
yourself and what you think you need. And then to make that appointment is it a
40 minute, 45 minute, a half an hour? Who do you need to see? You know is it
IPL and Kai or so it just depends. And I think that personalised way of doing
it over the phone we can work out exactly what you’re doing and who’s the right
person for you to see.
– [Leigh] Yeah
– So the best thing to
do I think, you know, someone would like to see us is to give us a ring on
9-386-3620 and have a chat with Maureen. If you’ve got questions that she says,
“Ugh, you really talk to Damon or Kai.” Great, we’ll ring you back in
between patients and work out are we the people you need to see and you know
when and what we can do. And there’s certainly you know patients who come in
wearing scleral lenses from somewhere else that need attention. You know we
would actually get them to come back in without any lenses in because of the
moulding fact of sclerals we really need them to be free of them for an hour or
two, the night before, before they go to sLeighp and you know get them in first
thing in the morning, no lenses. And when they leave they can put their old
lenses in. But that’s you know, it’s all very individualistic and case by case.
– Yeah, that’s
fantastic. Damon it’s fantastic that your excitement, your enthusiasm for-
– It is exciting you
know, the- It’s those little bits, you know, where you hear a patient say,
“You know without you I can’t work, I can’t drive.” And you stand
back and realise, Wow, that’s crazy the stuff that we’re doing.
– Absolutely. And it’s
about, as you said in one of your updates on Facebook that it’s about really
working alongside someone and improving their quality of life.
– Exactly, that, yeah.
You’re spot on. That is the bottom line. If we can just get them an extra five,
15% whatever it is, and make things whacker and clearer and it’s like wow it is
– [Leigh] Yeah.
– So it’s great I mean
it’s great. We’ve now got, we’re adding to our arsenal of contact lenses and
all these different things we can do and customising that shirt. So just
getting something off the shelf. It’s great.
– Yeah, absolutely
fantastic. Well not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. So-
– [Leigh] So it’s been
fantastic to hear from you and thank you for your enthusiasm.
– Thanks Leigh, any
time. I’m really, as you can tell, I’m very excited, very passionate. And if I
can help, please let me know. Thanks Leigh.