113 Wickham Tce Brisbane City Qld 4000

P. 07 3831 2900

David is a frequent speaker at Optometry and Medical conferences around Australia. Some of his recent lectures have included:

Australian Vision Convention 2016

- Contact Lens Fitting Rules Redefined

- Treat the Heat, Managing Inflammatory Dry Eye


WAVE Conference Perth 2015

- Improve Your Paediatric Contact Lens Prescribing

- C.S.Eye: Ocular Presentations with Deadly Consequences


Australian Vision Convention 2014

- Lenses in or Out? The Compromised Cornea Paradox


Optometry QLD & NT - North Queensland Vision 2013

- Therapeutics Plan B's; When Your Initial Treatment Fails

- Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions - Is there any real difference?


Tasmanian Lifestyle Congress 2013

- Autoimmune Disorders and the Eye

- Allergy versus Contact Lenses


Alcon Dry Eye Academy 2013 (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne)

- Contemporary Management of Dry Eye


APP Pharmacy Guild Conference 2013

- Common Eye Conditions for Pharmacists


OAA South Australia Division Webcast Series 2013

- What's New for the Contact Lens Generalist


Australian Vision Convention 2012

- Managing Side Effects of Ocular Therapeutics

- Autoimmune Conditions and the Eye


Western Australian Vision Education 2012

- The Optometrists Role in Managing Corneal Graft Rejection

- Allergic Eye Disease



David Foresto

B.Ap.Sc (Optom) Grad cert Ocular Therapeutics

Advanced Contact Lenses & Optometry

Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor QLD University of Technology

Former President Optometry QLD/NT


David Foresto is an optometrist with extensive experience in contact lenses. David is also a lecturer and clinical supervisor at QLD University of Technology and a former President of Optometry Australia's QLD/NT Division. 


David is one of the few optometrists in Australia to fit contact lenses for babies following surgery for congenital cataract and eye trauma, and is also one of Queensland's most experienced optometrists in the management of contact lenses for keratoconus and corneal transplants, having treated over 1000 patients with these conditions.


David worked for many years at John Mountford optometrists before moving to his own practice with the goal of providing the highest level of contact lens care in Queensland. David currently practices at Foresto EyeQ Optometrists, formerly known as Focus Optics Wickham Terrace - a practice known for its longstanding reputation for advanced contact lens care, having provided thousands of custom contact lenses for patients as well as for the movie industry.


David provides advisory services for contact lens and pharmaceutical companies and is also involved in the development of new contact lens designs. 


He has also spent time delivering volunteer eyecare in East Timor and Sri Lanka with Optometry Giving Sight and the Brien Holden Vision Institute (formerly International Centre for Eyecare Education) .










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Optometry QLD&NT  - North QLD Vision Conference 2015

- 5 ways to Improve Your Paediatric Contact Lens Prescribing



Optometry NSW - Super Sunday Conference 2014

- Uveitis, Not Always Autoimmune

- New Contact Lens Technologies, have we actually gained anything?


Optometry Victoria - Southern Regional Congress 2014

- Harm or Heal? Contact lenses as Therapeutic devices


International Cornea & Contact Lens Congress 2012

- Do's and Don'ts of Fitting Corneal Grafts

- Getting it Right the First time, Improving your Contact Lens Fitting Accuracy


Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia Victorian Division

- Therapeutic managment of Foreign Body Removal

- Corneal Graft Rejection


Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Clinical Update 2012

- Eye conditions for the GP


Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia QLD Division

- Contact Lens Multipurpose Solutions Update

- Managing Contact Lens Complications



North Queensland Vision 2012

- Managing Side Effects of Ocular Therapeutics

- Contact Lens Complications



Optometrists Association of Australia NSW Thredbo Conference 2011

- Minisclerals and other Keratoconus Contact Lens Options

- Ocular Foreign Body Removal