Liz Wason has extensive experience and a special interest in the assessment of visual causes for poor performance and difficulties in day to day tasks. She also examines adults and children with turned and lazy eyes, special needs, migraines, acquired brain injuries, (concussion, stroke or head injury) and the management of ocular and visual effects of neurological conditions. She achieved level 2 accreditation in the USA from the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). She is qualified to diagnose and treat eye infections and inflammation and prescribe drugs accordingly.
Liz also provides assessment and treatment of children’s vision development and processing skills in relation to learning performance. Vision therapy is also offered as an adjunct to the treatment she provides for many of these conditions.
Liz has accreditation in Sports Vision and provided vision care for athletes and officials at the athletes’ village, Sydney 2000 Olympics, and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. She is Honorary Optometric Adviser to the Parkinson’s Association of Western Australia. She has previously held the position of State Director of ACBO in both Queensland and WA.
She has successfully mentored numerous Optometrists from Australia and New Zealand through their Fellowship of ACBO, and lectured at various conferences in Australia as well as Britain, Hong Kong and USA.
Liz graduated from QUT Brisbane and commenced her own practice on the Sunshine Coast and later in Gympie Queensland before moving to WA in 2001 as a partner and owner of Eyes On Oxford with Steve Leslie in Perth. She completed her Fellowship of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) in 1996 and achieved Ocular Therapeutics endorsement in 2012. Her Perceptual Motor Program (presented as her FACBO thesis) has been introduced into some schools for early childhood years.
Education & background
•Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists
•Ocular Medicines Prescriber
•Accredited NeuroOptometrist (level 2 NORA USA)