Written by Jenny Hsieh

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Meet Megan Zabell our first Annapurna Base Camp Volunteer! 

Megan is an optometrist based in Melbourne, Australia. While she enjoys her main job at a boutique independent practice, working with people who struggle to fit into the “one size fits all” approach taken by some of the retail chains, she does like to diversify her work by teaching the developing optometrists at her alma mater, University of Melbourne.

Outside of optometry Megan is keen about fitness, with a focus on Martial Arts. She has previously competed at the professional level for Muay Thai, both in Australia and overseas, and now focuses less on competing and more on training for fitness and judging/refereeing. She also enjoys all sorts of Latin dance, most recently performing Brazilian Samba in a dance showcase.

Megan has previously volunteered in the Melampfa Provence of Vanuatu travelling by yacht, and immensely enjoyed the experience of delivering health care to people who otherwise had very limited access. She was excited to join the Eyes4Everest team as it offers the chance to provide eye health to remote communities combined with a physical challenge.

She had also started fundraising for Eyes4Everest! The funds raised will go towards making primary eyecare more accessible for the locals in the Annapurna region and Sagarmatha National Park region. Visit her website and support Megan by clicking here