David Shanahan has been practising Optometry in Australia for over two decades. He qualified with a Fellowship in Optometry in Dublin in 1987. In 2011, David attained a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics from the University of New South Wales. Additionally, he became accredited by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as an Ophthalmic Examiner for pilots in 2012.
David’s special area of interest is in solving unusual vision problems. This may involve people whose daily tasks include varying demanding visual requirements. For instance, Using twin or multiple computer screens, playing musical instruments with score sheets at various angles and hobbies such as shooting.
David also runs a myopia control clinic at his practice and fits specialised OrthoK contact lenses. He is also highly skilled in treating dry eye using “TearLab” testing, tear videography, BlephEx testing and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy.
David’s hobbies include spending time with his family, windsurfing, cycling and running.