Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Gawler
Eyecare Plus Gawler specialise in comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses and spectacles, contact lenses and eye health for the whole...
Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Gawler
Eyecare Plus Gawler specialise in comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses and spectacles, contact lenses and eye health for the whole family.
We believe that a good eye exam is about making sure your eyes are healthy, your sight is clear and your vision comfortable.
Our modern practice offers a comprehensive set of eyecare services and the latest technology in detecting eye diseases. We will endeavor to make sure that your eyes will function at their best at all times.
- Eye Examinations
- Children's Eye Examinations
- Sunglasses and Prescription Sunglasses
- Contact Lenses
- Cataract Checks
- Diabetic Eye Examinations
- Glaucoma Checks
- Macular Degeneration Checks
- Spectacles Repair and Service
Our local team is here to provide advice on what are the best solutions for you vision needs.
Chris was raised in Brisbane and completed his degree in Optometry from the Queensland University of Technology in 2002. He has been a qualified optometrist for over ten years.
After graduating from university, Chris worked in private practice with experienced optometrists. Since 2008 he has owned and run Eyecare Plus Gawler SA and has developed the practice into a centre of professional eye care with a strong focus on quality and service.
Chris has an interest in contact lenses and using the latest technology to detect eye disease early.
What to Expect at Your Eye Exam
At your eye exam we will typically start by asking some basic questions about your eyes, general health and any concerns you may have about your vision. We can also measure the prescription of any glasses you may already have. Afterwards we measure your vision and determine any prescription that will make your vision clearer and more comfortable.
Painless eye health checks are done ensure your eyes are healthy and a digital image of your retina is taken to give us a permanent record of your eye health.
At the conclusion of your eye exam we will discuss the results and recommend an individual plan to give you clear comfortable vision and make recommendations to protect your vision long term. We will provide a written summary of this to take with you.
Please bring your Medicare card, private health and any concession card to your eye examination. It is also helpful if you can bring any previous spectacles and contact lenses that you wear. Please allow 30 mins for your eye examination so we can thoroughly check your vision and eye health.
Consultations, Medicare and Private Health Insurance
Under current arrangements eye examinations attract a Medicare rebate. There is typically a '$32 gap' for comprehensive eye examinations. If any additional tests are recommended that don't attract a Medicare rebate you will be advised of any fees beforehand. Private Health Insurance Rebates typically provide a rebate for the cost of spectacles and contact lenses but not consultations.
Macular Degeneration (MD) is a disease that destroys the central vision that we use for everyday tasks such as reading and driving. It is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. For patients older than 50 years, one in seven will have some sign of it. While there is presently no cure for MD if it is detected early enough we can slow its progression.
Glaucoma is an eye disease which slowly destroys the optic nerve at the back of the eye. In some cases in may move rapidly. It is usually caused by increased pressure inside the eye though it may be caused by poor blood supply or a weakness of the optic nerve. Over 300,000 Australians have glaucoma. It is more common as we age but it can occur at any age.
A cataract is a clouding or haze of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. Opacities in the lens obstruct light from passing through and being focused on to the retina.
Naturally it is important to look good in your new eyewear but your lenses should provide you with the best possible level of vision correction. We never compromise lens quality. Our experienced staff will take the time to discuss the best lenses for you and ensure they are correctly fitted to ensure optimum vision and comfort.
At Eyecare Plus Gawler we also understand that one pair of spectacles may not be enough for most people. We have an offer of 'Buy One Get One Free'. This means we will provide a basic pair of single vision spectacles for free with any purchase of spectacles. Alternatively a discount can be provided for a better quality 2nd pair of spectacles. This offer may be used with Sunglasses. Naturally some conditions apply and our staff will be happy to discuss this.
Let us help you achieve the best possible look and the comfort you require with your new glasses.
At Eyecare Plus Gawler we offer some of the most up to date technology to monitor the health of your eyes.
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to create a 3D scan of all the nerves and layers of the retina that can't normally be seen.
These measurements help to with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal disease and conditions including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
- Digital Retinal Imaging or DRI is the process of using a specialized digital camera to take high resolution images of the retina, blood vessels and optic nerve at the back of the eyes. By analysing the high resolution images, we can detect symptoms of eye diseases including Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration. As well as eye diseases DRI can also detect other possible health issues including diabetes and high blood pressure.
A DRI scan is a simple, painless process which only takes a few minutes. The DRI camera allows us to store the digital image for future comparison.
- Computerised visual field testing
Visual field testing checks if your peripheral vision has been affected. We have equipment to test your visual fields, also known as your side vision, to confirm that everything is in the normal range. This is typically used if we suspect Glaucoma or vision is affected from a brain injury such as a stroke.
What are the Benefits?
By using the latest technology available we have the capability of detecting small changes that couldn't be observed even a few years ago. We may be able to save your sight by picking up eye disease early and arranging treatment before permanent sight loss is caused.
Please use the following contact details to get in touch, or fill in the form below to send us an email.
Eyecare Plus Gawler
|Phone:||(08) 8522 7611|
|Fax:||(08) 8522 7622|
|Address:|| Shop 2
Gawler (Adelaide) SA 5118
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Request an Appointment
If you require an appointment within the next 48 hours, please call us on (08) 8522 7611 during normal business hours.
Reorder Contact Lenses
Existing contact lens patients of Eyecare Plus Gawler can reorder their contact lenses simply by submitting the below form.
If you have any questions about a new or existing order, please contact us directly on (08) 8522 7611.
Should your prescription be older than 12 months, please click here to make an appointment.