Karalee QLD

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Karalee

Ipswich optometrist Emma Slinger provides a complete range of services, including:

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Karalee

Ipswich optometrist Emma Slinger provides a complete range of services, including:

  • Comprehensive eye examinations for the whole family
  • Ocular disease detection and prevention
  • Children's vision assessments
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Retinal Imaging
  • OCT retinal scanning
  • Corneal Topography
  • Professional fitting and dispensing of spectacles and prescription sunglasses
  • Repair and maintenance services for glasses


We have recently moved into the new extension of Karalee Shopping Village, where you can now find us at T09.

We have ample convenient parking immediately outside the practice, and easy flat wheel chair access.

Our Optometrist

Emma Slinger
B.App.Sci(Optom)(Hons), Grad.Cert.Oc.Therapeutics

Health Funds

We proudly supply members of all major health funds, including:

  • AHM
  • bupa
  • CBHS
  • Defence Health
  • HCF
  • Medibank Private
  • nib
  • Teachers Health

Health Fund members with a valid optical entitlement receive 1 pair of single vision glasses with no out of pocket expense.*

* Includes frames from a select range with standard SV Lenses.

Our Optometrist

Emma Slinger

Emma graduated from QUT in 2010 with honours and completed her postgraduate certificate in ocular therapeutics in 2013. She joined Eyecare Plus originally in 2012 in Nambucca Heads NSW. In December 2013, she moved back to Queensland and started offering optometry services at Eyecare Plus Karalee.

Emma is actively involved in children’s vision, offering yearly vision screening programs at the local schools.

Our Optical Dispenser

Chris Pasley

Chris started working at Eyecare Plus Karalee in 2013 after being in the optical industry since 2001 at various optometrist’s practices. She offers a vast amount of experience to make sure that your glasses are fitting correctly and are perfect for your requirements.

Our Optical Assistant


Crystal has been with the practice since 2015. She comes to us with an extensive customer service and fashion background. During your visit it is our hope that Crystal will be able to help you find that "perfect" pair of glasses. With her attention to detail and eye for style you can't go wrong when visiting our practice.

Eye Testing

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take a cross section view of your retina, the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

With OCT each of the retina's distinctive layers can be seen, allowing our optometrist to map and measure their thickness. 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.

Dilated Fundus Examinations (DFE)

This procedure involves putting eye drops into the eye to enlarge the pupils. In conjunction with our high tech equipment, enlarging the pupil allows us to better detect eye disease. We recommend that a DFE be performed on all new patients and repeated once per decade in your 20's, 30's and 40's and biennially after 50 years. This procedure is bulk billed under Medicare. This procedure can cause blurred vision and glare sensitivity for a minimum of 2-3 hours so we recommend that you wear sunglasses and avoid driving while your sight is affected.

Finding the right lens for different working distances

By Emma Slinger
Optometrist at Eyecare Plus Karalee

In this modern world, digital device usage is increasing at an exponential rate. I, myself, can use up to four different digital devices in a single day. This includes my phone, desktop computer, laptop and tablet. Multiple problems can be encountered when using digital devices, but this article will look at the problem encountered due to the difference in working distance between devices.

The working distance between different types of devices varies. For example, you may be using your phone at 40cm, a desktop computer at 80cm and a laptop which sits somewhere in the middle. These distances have very different visual demands. So if you are over forty-five and need reading glasses, you may actually need two different prescriptions in order to use your phone and computer with the least amount of visual strain. Symptoms of visual eye strain include tired or sore eyes, difficulty focusing, neck and shoulder pain and headaches.

Traditional multifocal lenses can create poor neck posture as you have to raise your chin to view a desktop computer screen. This is where patients can benefit from office specific lenses as they can be customised for your workplace environment. They are designed to provide the right prescription in front of your eyes for computer work, but stronger down the bottom of the lens to allow closer reading work. The long distance in these lenses will be a bit blurry, but the working distance needed can be customised based on what visual tasks you need to do. For example, someone who primarily sits at their desk within their own cubicle could have the lenses designed to have a closer working distance, compared with a bank teller who may need more depth to their lenses in order to see client's face.

Example of different working distances.
Image courtesy of Shamir as part of the Shamir Smart Office lens range

So if you feel your vision isn't the best for your visual needs, make an appointment with your optometrist to discuss the best solution for you.

Eyecare Plus Karalee
Book an appointment online here or by calling us on (07) 3812 2250.


Just 2 hours in front of a digital screen can cause your eyes to feel strained and dried out. The average Australian spends 10 hours a day staring at some form of screen.

Learn more about your screen life HERE

Our Offers


*Conditions apply. Available only at Eyecare Plus Karalee. Initial purchase must include both frames and lenses. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

2nd pair SV hard coated lenses with same prescription into a select range of frames. Ask in practice for details.


Terms & Conditions

  • The product being compared must be the same in all respects and in stock at a competitor retail outlet in Australia.
  • It must be a current advertised price and readily viewable by Eyecare Plus. Eyecare Plus will not match any prices sourced online.
  • A written quote, receipt, invoice, advertising or any other official document from the competitor showing the cheaper price is required.
  • All sale, stock liquidations and clearance items are excluded from the price match promise.

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Please use the following contact details to get in touch, or fill in the form below to send us an email.

Eyecare Plus Karalee
Phone: 0491 102 287
Address: T09 Coles Shopping Village Karalee
29-37 Junction Road
Chuwar - Ipswich QLD 4306
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