Andrew Godfrey BAppSc(Optom)Hons. CertOcTher (UNSW), GAICD
A founding partner in Eye5 Optometrists since 2004, Andrew has a special interest in caring for patients with complicated eye conditions, particularly those with corneal conditions and cataracts. He is an expert in contact lens fitting for people who have Keratoconus or corneal grafts. He has introduced hybrid contact lenses to Western Australia to help people who find RGP or hard contact lenses uncomfortable. There are very few practitioners who have a special interest in this area.
Andrew worked for many years at the Lions Eye Institute as a clinical optometrist. As the Institute grew he took over management of optometry staff across two hospitals along with management of the Lions Laser Vision Centre. Having seen the results of thousands of LASIK procedures and been involved in the development, installation and training of the latest in laser technology he is well placed to give advice on the full range of vision correction.
Andrew has studied all aspects of contact lens wear and care for many years. He has even written a textbook chapter on tears and contact lenses in Contact Lenses (5th Edition) Phillips and Speedwell.
He has worked as a consultant involved in ophthalmology research for a start up company based in Orange County, California. This company raised over 125 million dollars for ophthalmic research and product development. He has also travelled throughout the world teaching and certifying eye clinics.
Since graduation from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Brisbane in 2000 with a university medal, Andrew has continued his postgraduate study receiving a Graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics in 2011 from the University of NSW. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew was the deputy chairman of the national office of Optometrists Association Australia based in Melbourne and was the president of the Western Australian division for many years.