Prof Garry Fitzpatrick introduces EHCWA to Optometrists and Key stakeholders
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.
We are excited to support EHCWA and train the next generation of Optometry Students!