Damon & Rhiannon support UWA Eye Health Centre Launch

August 3, 2023

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UWA launch 2Prof Garry Fitzpatrick introduces EHCWA to Optometrists and Key stakeholders

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(Left) Damon Ezekiel and Prof Garry Fitzpatrick chat following the presentation.

 

Damon Ezekiel and Rhiannon Richer were proud to attend the launch of UWA’s Eye Health Clinic of Western Australia (EHCWA).

Ezekiel Eyes has been a keen teaching clinic for students for UWA Optometry in Perth.

EHCWA takes pride in training the future generation of optometrists. As the only institution in Western Australia providing tertiary training in optometry, they have the capacity for over 19,000 appointments annually.

EHCWA collaborates with UWA Doctor of Optometry students, designing and delivering clinical education to prepare them for their future careers.

Under the supervision of UWA academics, students undertake placements at EHCWA to demonstrate their competency and get real-world experience before venturing into the community.

Conveniently located next to the UWA campus in Crawley, EHCWA has expanded its reach with regional hubs in Broome and Geraldton. Their dedication to accessibility ensures that even those in remote areas have access to top-tier eyecare services.

The EHCWA facility spans 2,500 square meters across four floors, showcasing state-of-the-art equipment such as OCT, visual field, biometry, aberrometry, ultrasound, corneal topography, wide-field imaging, and intense pulsed light.

These instruments support their specialty services, which include dry eyes, paediatrics, myopia management, ocular pathology, specialty contact lenses, and low vision. They are fully equipped to address a wide range of eye health needs.

While they do not dispense spectacles, they are working diligently to secure philanthropic support to provide eyewear to at-risk populations.

Damon Ezekiel helps to mentor UWA students in specialty contact lenses such as scleral lenses for keratoconus and orthokeratology for myopia management.

We are excited to support EHCWA and train the next generation of Optometry Students!

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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