My name is Roxanne Medhora and I’m currently on the board of Optometry Western Australia and the vice-chair of ECO WA.
I completed my Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) at the University of Auckland in 2010 before undertaking my Bachelors of Optometry (Honours) at the same university, graduating in 2015. Following graduation, I made the move to Perth and worked at an independent practice for over two years before deciding to become a locum so that I could travel around Australia and expand my scope of work. I mainly practise in regional and rural areas around Australia but have my home base in Perth where I locum as well.
I have a special interest in ocular pathology and enjoy the challenge of binocular vision work-ups and neuro-optometry. I also enjoy contact lenses and continue to expand my knowledge in specialty lenses.
By being part of ECO WA, I hope to help create a platform for new graduates to transition smoothly into work and to help them find that work-life balance. I was once told by one of my mentors that "optometry can be as interesting or as boring as you want it to be” which has motivated me to dig deeper and to think outside the square to keep things interesting for myself. Due to that, my passion for optometry keeps growing and I hope I can spread that passion using the ECO platform.