New Zealand Trek + Festive Season

New Zealand Trek + Festive Season

Dear Fellow Adventurers

I have just returned from trekking in the South Island of New Zealand.  The trek was called The Grand Traverse and it is a six night adventure and covers approximately 80kms.

A couple of very interesting standouts for me on this particular adventure were:

1) The company that guided us was Ultimate Hikes, based in Queenstown.  Their booking of our trips, website, front of staff and amazing and professional guides/staff on the track, were fantastic.

Our guides were three young women for whom, from start to finish of the trek, nothing was too much trouble.  They were very informative and supportive.

At Ezekiel Eyes I would like to think we provide our patients with all the support they require on their endeavours/adventures, to enhance their vision and improve their quality of life.

2) The other important issue was for a couple of trekkers on our adventure.

One was significantly short-sighted and he was travelling with only one pair of spectacles.  No spare spectacles or contact lenses.

My advice to all patients when travelling is to have a bare minimum of one spare pair of spectacles.  I could not imagine the problems for this young man if he didn’t have visual aids, in the wilderness.

Trekker two had severe blepharitis/dry eyes and usually travelled with lid wipes and eye drops.  Unfortunately, he forgot most of his regime products and bought whatever was available in Queenstown on the morning our adventure started.  During the trek he suffered quite badly with red, sore eyes and poor vision in the one eye.

Please, plan your eye drops when travelling.  The issue with travelling is that we all do not hydrate as we usually would.

If you are unsure about your eyes when travelling, in particular with regards to dry eyes, please let Kai and I sort you out.

For more information about the amazing adventure, which I enjoyed immensely, please ask me.

As we approach the festive season we – Kai, Maureen, Tom, Dee and myself – would like to wish you and your families a very safe, healthy and wonderful time.

May 2018 be a fruitful and most importantly, healthy, year.




Festive Season Dates

We are Closing from Friday 22 December 2017, and reopening on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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45th Congress International Society of Contact Lens Specialist Edinburgh

45th Congress International Society of Contact Lens Specialist Edinburgh

Damon attended the 45th Congress of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialist in Edinburgh, pictured above with Ivan Weiner who is on the council. Damon is Vice President of ISCLS and will become President in September of 2018.

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Testimonial – Dave

I transferred to Perth from Melbourne back in 2009 and was referred to Damon Ezekiel from my previous specialist. Since having regular appointments with the team at Ezekiel Eyes over the past 8 years, in particular Damon, I can attest to having the best quality care and diagnosis with my vision than I have ever experienced prior. Damon is exceptional with his customer care and advice, and his skills and expertise in diagnosis, treatment and follow consultation are without doubt, beyond reproach.

I have personally recommended friends to try the services provided by the team at Ezekiel Eyes, and all that have, have been impressed by the quality of care and service and permanently switched providers.

I cannot speak highly enough about Damon, he is without doubt the best optometrist I have had the privilege of visiting.



Sight for All Charity Project – Cambodia

Sight for All Charity Project – Cambodia

Sight for All Charity Project – Cambodia

After some time in the planning I recently made my second journey on behalf of Sight For All – A Shared Vision, a charity based in Adelaide.

The aim of this visit to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, as per my initial visit to Hanoi in Vietnam, was to focus on training Dr Khong, an ophthalmologist, and her staff, in the fitting of all types of gas permeable contact lenses.

Sight for All focuses on delivering sustainable sight-saving solutions in partnering communities. We aim to train Dr Khong to a suitable level so that she can then fit contact lenses to the numerous patients that visit her at the Eye Clinic of the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital.

Once Dr Khong is up to speed, she can then be the trainer and pass on her skills to others within the eye clinic.

I spent most of my week in Cambodia teaching the theory of fitting these gas permeable contact lenses.

We consulted with a handful of patients and fitted them with contact lenses and reviewed the corresponding theory that had been taught.

It was a very grounding experience as we take so much for granted here in our western society. Many Cambodians have so little yet they are so happy and very helpful. It would be wonderful if we could all experience what others don’t have, how they live and their amazing attitude to life.

I look forward to continuing to help Dr Khong and her team via email, Facetime and in the future.

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Dealing with Dry Eye

Dealing with Dry Eye

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