Did you know that over twelve million Australians suffer from long term eye conditions?
However, over 90% of these are preventable or treatable.
Two nights ago, Tania and I were proud to attend a special launch at The University of Western Australia.
UWA launched the very first Doctor of Optometry degree in WA.
The new course will produce optometrists with a focus on early detection, diagnosis, treatment and management of eye diseases.
But where does Ezekiel Eyes fit into this?
Damon is ideally placed to teach Doctor of Optometry students, and offer real world experience at Ezekiel Eyes.
Students will get the opportunity to learn about a variety of soft and rigid contact lenses from Damon.
UWA course coordinator Prof Garry Fitzpatrick and myself:
Got a minute to watch a video? Here’s more from UWA about the course.
Together, we can feel proud of the ongoing work of UWA and the Lions Eye Institute.
At Ezekiel Eyes, we look forward to helping more people to see and improve their quality of life. You can trust our professional optometrists in Perth for an eye visit for you or your family! Book an appointment now!
In addition to owning and managing Ezekiel Eyes, Damon is a contact lens consultant to various research organisations. He regularly lectures and conducts workshops in contact lens practice throughout Australia, Asia and the United States. Damon graduated from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Optometry in 1989. He is now married with two children and enjoys running, hockey, swimming, piano, travelling and trekking.
Damon’s professional associations include:
President of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists
Practising Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society
Fellow of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Member of Optometry Australia
Member of the Orthokeratology Society of Australia
Member of Alcon Australia advisory panel