David is an optometrist who after 20 years practice, still seeks fresh challenges. Those who have been to his practice in Fremantle will be aware of his fondness for introducing new digital technologies as they evolve. David feels these technologies are not just fun for him to use but really increase the standard of eyecare he can offer.
In 2011 David was one of the first optometrists in Western Australia to complete new Post Graduate qualifications in Ocular Therapeutic through the University of NSW. This qualification allows such qualified optomtrists to independently diagnosed and prescribe drugs to treat certain specific eye conditions. David is continuing to study latest developments in the science of vision. He is a Fellow of the Irish Association of Optometrists, Member of the Australian Association of Optometrists, member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometry, Member of the Australian contact lens Society and Clinical Associate of the Optometric Extension Program.
David previously owned a sucessful and award winning optometric practice in Ireland. When he sold the practice it had a reputation as "the" opticians to buy fun or trendy eyewear. In 2001 David and Terri, his Australian wife, made the decision to move to the Australia.
David looks for genuine, innovative spectacle makers who make beautiful glasses and are committed to using the latest technologies, design and materials. David has the largest collection of vintage frames in Australia. A 1920’s brass art deco cabinet in his practice displays 30 frames from this collection. Each frame is in excellent condition and comes with a two year warranty, a rarity for vintage items.
51 Market St, Fremantle, West Australia, Tel 08 93352602
David Shanahan © 2009