New Zealand Trek + Festive Season

December 15, 2017


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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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