Advocacy

 

Prof. Stephanie Watson. Clinical Professor at Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, Australia.

"Dry eye is a serious problem for many Australians. Zachary has taken great initiative in setting up the AusDryEye website."

 

Peter Raus, MD. Expert at Superior Health Council. Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

"It is a pleasure and an honour to recommend Zachary's work for AusDryEye. He has an enormous knowledge about dry eye and I sincerely hope that he will continue with his work to make the problem known all over the world. 370 million patients are waiting for better treatments!"

Associate Professor. Louis Tong, Singapore National Eye Center. Singapore Eye Research Institute. Duke-NUS Medical School.

"Zachary is dedicated to speaking up for dry eye patients, advocating for scientific advancement in dry eye and making treatment available. Please support his work, as much more such effort is needed all over the world. In this highly misunderstood condition, it is definitely not effective to rely only on physicians to make the best care available to those who need it."

 

 

Laura Periman, MD. Ocular Surface and Dry Eye Disease Expert, International Lecturer, Clinician and Clinical Scientist. Seattle, USA.

"Zachary creates community and purpose with his infectious passion, authentic curiosity, creative resourcefulness and keen intellect. He is unique in his ability to reach out across different disciplines within Ocular Surface Disease and create engagement to better understand the bigger picture, nurture innovations and facilitate healing for fellow dry eye sufferers."

Prof. Fiona Stapleton. University of New South Wales, Australia.

"Zachary is passionate about patient advocacy and improving the diagnosis and standard of management of dry eye. AusDryEye is a tremendous initiative and Zachary has shown great leadership and vision in this process and he has raised awareness widely and very effectively."

Richard Maharaj, OD. eyeLABS Optometry & Center for Ocular Surface Disease. Brampton, Ont. Canada.

"Zachary is a dedicated individual who's knowledge on the complex aspects of dry eye disease far outmatches many practicing doctors. He has managed to collaborate in many initiatives with cutting edge practitioners on an international basis in forwarding his cause to increase the world's attention on the ocular surface."

Dr Kenneth Ooi, Ophthalmologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, Australia.

"Zachary is an excellent advocate for dry eye health, being a dry eye sufferer himself. Not only has he undertaken many of the management strategies available but along the way has gathered an understanding of the variety of mechanisms underlying this multi-factorial debilitating disease. His constant desire to seek new insights and therapeutic innovation is admirable."

Paul Jensen, OD. North West Dry Eye Center, Seattle. University of Washington and the University of California at Berkeley, USA.

"Zachary is passionate about helping dry eye patients. His efforts have united doctors and patients around the world."

Jennifer Rayner, OD. Dedicated Dry Eye Optometrist and co-owner of Alleve Eye Clinic. Adelaide, South Australia. 

"Zachary's passion and dedication to bringing awareness to the very real issue of dry eye and it's management is inspiring.  He has a wonderful ability to discuss this disease with both the general public and practitioners at an equal level.  He is proactive in sharing the latest information and is always a professional advocate for dry eye sufferers.  His website AusDry Eye is a much needed resource for both patients and clinicians to help understand ocular surface disease." 

Jason Holland, OD. National Director for Optometry at the Optical Superstore and Deakin Optometry Advisory Board. Brisbane, Australia.

"Zachary's genuine passion for improving the quality of life for millions of dry eye patients around the world is compelling. Zachary is exploring exciting new ways to manage and treat dry eye."

Perry Rosenthal, MD (1933 - 2018). Boston Eye Pain Foundation, USA.

"To the victims of this 'invisible pain', my message is: let's work together to make your voices heard."