At Clear Optometry, we provide comprehensive eye examinations and can supply you with all your eyewear needs.  Recently, we have invested in state-of-the-art equipment to further ensure your eyes stay as healthy as possible.. At Clear Optometry, we stock frames and lenses from the world’s leading optical companies to ensure your vision is comfortable and clear.  Eye examinations are bulk-billed to Medicare and instant health fund claiming is available through  HICAPS.

Our services include:

  • Detailed assessment of the health of your eyes, including assessment for macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts
  • Digital retinal photography
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanning
  • Computerised visual field testing
  • Children’s vision assessment
  • Advice and assessment for contact lenses, for all ages and visual problems
  • Assessment for refractive surgery
  • Diabetic eye assessment
  • Driver’s license assessment

We can supply you with:

  • Quality frames from designer labels through to a stylish range of affordable frames.
  • Quality lenses including the latest in freeform progressive designs from renowned lens companies such as Zeiss and Essilor
  • Contact lenses including astigmatic, multifocal and extended wear designs
  • Safety glasses certified to meet Australian standards
  • Prescription swimming goggles and dive masks

Eye Health Assessment

Every patient of Clear Optometry receives a comprehensive and detailed examination of the health of their eyes, along with a thorough assessment of their vision.  An initial examination usually takes around 45 minutes and can includes tests such as the following:-

Digital retinal photography -  Retinal photography, or scanning, provides a highly detailed and accurate view of the retina, including the macula, optic nerve and retinal blood vessels.  It is a vital tool in assessing the health of the eye and in tracking subtle changes over time.  All retinal images are stored for future comparison purposes.

Optical Coherence Tomography - OCT scanning provides a deeper, even more detailed view of the eye than digital retinal photography.  Using a special wavelength of light, the OCT scanner can provide detailed 3D images of the delicate tissues of the eye, assisting greatly with the early detection and assessment of diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Measurement of intra-ocular pressure (tonometry).  This is one of the tests performed to check for glaucoma.  At Clear Optometry we have both non-contact (which uses a ‘puff’ of air) and contact (which requires anaesthetic drops) tonometry. Both options are non-invasive and will cause little discomfort.

Auto-refractrometry/keratometry.  Our advanced Nidek Tonoref II provides an accurate approximation of the spectacle prescription, which assists in determining your final prescription. It also measures corneal curvatures which are useful for fitting contact lenses.

Subjective refraction.  This is the process whereby we determine the prescription by showing a series of images and using various lenses to find the correction that provides the best vision.

Binocular vision testing.  As well as seeing clearly individually, it is vital that the eyes work in conjunction with one another.  Binocular vision testing involves performing a series of tests to assess how well the eyes coordinate and to determine whether corrective lenses or vision training may be beneficial.  Binocular vision testing is important at all ages. However, it is particularly vital for children as the visual system is still developing and is significant in a child’s ability to learn effectively.  

Slit lamp examination.  The slit lamp provides a highly magnified view of the structures that make up the front of the eye, including the cornea, iris and lens.  It is used to assess conditions such as cataracts, corneal dystrophies, ocular infections and allergies.  With the addition of a fundus lens it is also used to obtain a detailed 3D view of the retina at the back of the eye.

A range of other tests may be conducted when indicated, such as the following:

  • Computerised visual field testing.  Assessment of visual field is used primarily for assessing glaucoma, which typically affects peripheral vision, but is also useful for a range of other conditions such as neurological field loss and retinitis pigmentosa.
  • Dilated fundus examination.  If required, the optometrist can instil eye drops which dilate the pupils, providing a more detailed view of the retina.  This is particularly useful for diabetic assessments or when retinal tears or detachments are suspected.  Patients may find that their vision is somewhat blurred and that they are more glare-sensitive for several hours following dilation, so it’s important not to drive after the examination and to bring along sunglasses.
  • Colour vision testing
  • Dry eye assessment
  • Removal of ingrown eyelashes

Concession Card Holders

At Clear Optometry, we believe you should have access to quality eyecare and eyewear, whatever your means or circumstances.  As such, we offer a range of discounted and subsidised spectacle options for eligible holders of Pension, Health-care and Seniors cards.

Discounted packages - We offer a range of significantly discounted complete spectacle packages starting from just $149.  The range includes single vision, bifocal and progressive lens options with quality metal or plastic frames, all of which are covered by a 2 year warranty.  Call in or phone us for full details.

Pension and Seniors discounts. We offer 10% off our entire range of frames and lenses  to all holders of Pension, Health-care and Seniors cards.