Moss Vale NSW

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Moss Vale

Eyecare Plus Optometrist Moss Vale specialise in vision health care for the whole family. For some quick info on the services we offer, please click the following....

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Moss Vale

Eyecare Plus Optometrist Moss Vale specialise in vision health care for the whole family. For some quick info on the services we offer, please click the following button to see our introductory video!

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Location

The Calaroga Centre is next to Coles (formerly BiLo). Turn off Argyle Street at the traffic lights opposite Leighton Gardens.

Car parking is available at the back of the practice and opposite the council chambers. Wheelchair access is available.

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As a member of our local community, our Facebook page shares the latest information about vision research; great tips for looking after your eyes; interesting optical illusions you can share with your friends; and news about our practice or staff. We always try to keep it fun and interesting. Click this link and join us today.

Our Optometrist

Lara Foster
B.Optom(Hons), GradCertOcTher

Lara joined the practice in 2010 when she and her family moved to Moss Vale. Lara has over 15 years of experience as an optometrist and is passionate about quality eye care. Lara has additionally qualified as an optical dispenser prior to completing her optometry degree.

Lara is an active member of her professional association and is a past President of the NSW Optometrists Association, having served as President from November 2010 - November 2012 (the youngest President to date and the first female to hold the office).

Lara has been a supervisor and tutor for undergraduate students at the University of New South Wales. Her experience has been gained in both rural and metropolitan practice and a short training period in an eye hospital in India.

Lara completed her ocular therapeutic certificate in 2014, which allows Lara to write prescriptions for therapeutic eye medications such as anti-inflammatories or anti-biotics.

Our Optical Dispenser

Jaclyn Laws
Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Jaclyn is a qualified Optical Dispenser with over 15 years experience in the optical industry, who began her optical career working with Tim McKinnon.

After broadening her horizons in Sydney and the Illawarra, Jaclyn has returned to our practice, bringing her diverse dispensing experiences to ensure you receive the right lenses and frame to complement your prescription and face shape.

Our Receptionist

Cindy Wilson

Cindy Wilson joined our practice as our receptionist in late 2013. Cindy has a wealth of experience in customer service and is committed to the quality of your experience at Eyecare Plus Moss Vale.

Our Optical Assistant

Susie Watson

Susie moved to the Southern Highlands in 2010 from the Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband and two daughters. She is a qualified veterinary nurse with 10 years of experience and a passion for clinical care.

Susie joined our team in June 2017. She is currently undertaking tertiary training in Optical Dispensing.

Our Optometrist

Lara Foster
B.Optom(Hons), GradCertOcTher

Lara joined the practice in 2010 when she and her family moved to Moss Vale. Lara has over 15 years of experience as an optometrist and is passionate about quality eye care. Lara has additionally qualified as an optical dispenser prior to completing her optometry degree.

Lara is an active member of her professional association and is a past President of the NSW Optometrists Association, having served as President from November 2010 - November 2012 (the youngest President to date and the first female to hold the office).

Lara has been a supervisor and tutor for undergraduate students at the University of New South Wales. Her experience has been gained in both rural and metropolitan practice and a short training period in an eye hospital in India.

Lara completed her ocular therapeutic certificate in 2014, which allows Lara to write prescriptions for therapeutic eye medications such as anti-inflammatories or anti-biotics.

Our Optical Dispenser

Jaclyn Laws
Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Jaclyn is a qualified Optical Dispenser with over 15 years experience in the optical industry, who began her optical career working with Tim McKinnon.

After broadening her horizons in Sydney and the Illawarra, Jaclyn has returned to our practice, bringing her diverse dispensing experiences to ensure you receive the right lenses and frame to complement your prescription and face shape.

Our Receptionist

Cindy Wilson

Cindy Wilson joined our practice as our receptionist in late 2013. Cindy has a wealth of experience in customer service and is committed to the quality of your experience at Eyecare Plus Moss Vale.

Our Optical Assistant

Susie Watson

Susie moved to the Southern Highlands in 2010 from the Northern Beaches of Sydney with her husband and two daughters. She is a qualified veterinary nurse with 10 years of experience and a passion for clinical care.

Susie joined our team in June 2017. She is currently undertaking tertiary training in Optical Dispensing.

Eye Health

DIGITAL SCREEN LIFE

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

Eating For Good Eye Health

There are a number of foods that can help support good eye health. These include, but are not limited to, leafy greens, bright coloured fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, and oily fish.

See Recipes

Multifocal Lenses That Are Tailored To Your Lifestyle

Not all multifocal lenses are made the same. Traditional multifocal lenses can feel uncomfortable to wear due to the limited focus points designed in the lens.

Springtime Eye Allergies And What To Do About It!

Eye allergies are your eyes' response to irritants or foreign allergens in your environment. In Spring, our eyes are exposed to common allergic substances like grass and tree pollen.

Sore, Red, Dry, Tired Or Watery Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is a lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye leaving the cornea (the main lens of the eye) with an inadequate tear film.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea changes from its normal spherical dome shape, to develop a protruding cone shape. This causes distorted vision. Keratoconus affects around 1 in 1000 Australians.

Cataract

A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness that forms in the lens of the eye, causing vision to blur at both distance and near.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a painless eye condition which causes irreversible damage to the nerve of the eye.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a degenerative retinal disease, which causes painless distortion or loss central vision.

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic retinopathy is a term used to describe long-term damage to the retina and blood vessels within the eye associated with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy can cause unwanted bleeding, inflammation and exudate (discharge) within the retina.

Presbyopia - Loss Of Near Vision

Presbyopia is a loss of flexibility of the lens in the eye which allows us to change from looking at near objects to far objects and back again.

Presbyopia occurs to people in their 40s and results in a loss of ease and clarity of seeing things clearly up close.

Keeping Eyes Healthy

  • Get your eyes tested regularly - generally between every 12 months and 3 years is appropriate. Our optometrist can help you determine how frequently is right for you.
  • Don't ignore signs and symptoms - if you experience new pain, redness, flashing lights, new floating things in the eyes or loss of vision, don't ignore the signs. Contact our practice so our optometrist can help you determine the cause and prevent potential loss of sight.
  • Protect your eyes from the sun - with sunglasses that meet the Australian Standards for UV protection.
  • Protect your eyes at work or in the shed - safety eye wear for both home and the workplace is invaluable.
  • Don't Smoke - it's bad for your eyes too and significantly increases the risk of macula degeneration.
  • Eat a nutritious diet.
  • Know your family eye history.
  • Take care of your contact lenses.

Kids Vision

Yes we can test children's eyes!

Children as young as 6 months of age can be assessed. A great time for a child's first eye test is in the year prior to starting school (4-5 years of age), but earlier is recommended if you have any concerns, or family history of eye troubles. A comprehensive eye examination is recommended even if a child has had a vision screening at pre-school or day-care.

Signs that a child may need an eye test include:-

  • Excessive eye rubbing (other than the usual "tired sign" eye rubbing)
  • Unusual head postures (turning head)
  • Reporting blurry vision
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Avoiding close tasks such as reading/craft/painting
  • An eye that is turning
  • A white rather than red reflex in the pupil centre in a photo

Myopia - Short Sightedness

People with myopia have blurred vision in the DISTANCE, whilst close vision can remain quite clear.

People with myopia often feel they need to squint to see objects in the distance or experience difficulty with night driving.

Myopia is most commonly corrected by wearing glasses and/or contact lenses

Hyperopia - Long Sightedness

Hyperopia most commonly affects close or intermediate vision (such as reading and computer screens), however it can affect both DISTANCE and NEAR vision.

People with hyperopia commonly experience head ache or eyestrain with extended periods of near work and can feel quite tired at the end of the day.

Hyperopia is most commonly corrected by wearing glasses and/or contact lenses.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a distortion of vision, caused by the shape of your eye not being perfectly spherical. Astigmatism most commonly arrives during puberty and then remains stable throughout life; however it can occur and change as a result of some eye disease.

People with astigmatism experience blur at both DISTANCE and NEAR. They may also experience headache with concentrated reading, easily misread letters or numbers, needing to re-read information multiple times to absorb it, or experience streaking or staring of lights at night time.

Astigmatism is most commonly corrected by wearing glasses and/or contact lenses.

Amblyopia - Lazy Eye

Amblyopia occurs where an eye is not given the opportunity to learn the skill of seeing clearly. This may be through a large uncorrected prescription or an eye turn. The brain is able to acquire the skills of vision most easily before 7 years of age; therefore an eye test at an early age is important to ensure quality lifelong vision.

Strabismus - Turned Eye

Strabismus is where an eye turns. Turns can be intermittent or constant and can even alternate from one eye to the other. Turned eyes can be corrected by wearing glasses, eye exercises or a referral to an ophthalmologist. Our optometrist can help assess which is the best course of action for your child if you are noticing an eye turn.

Our Technology

At Eyecare Plus Moss Vale we are committed to providing the highest standard of eye care, which includes the latest technology in diagnostic equipment for early detection and diagnosis. We also use encrypted email to the local GPs and ophthalmologists to ensure reports are delivered to your medical team swiftly.

Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

OCT creates a topographical map of the tissues below the surface of the retina, allowing us to detect early changes to the nerves or blood vessels. This technology assists with detecting conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration before vision loss has occurred, allowing early access to treatment if required.

 

Digital Retinal Imaging (DRI)

Digital retinal imaging allows your practitioner to compare images of inside your eyes from one visit to the next. This technology assists with early detection of progression or change in the health of your eyes.

Through digital retinal imaging, health concerns, such as increased blood pressure or increased cholesterol levels can be found or monitored.

 

Medmont Visual Field Screening

Visual field screening allows us to map the sensitivity of the nerves inside your eyes. Visual field screening is used in monitoring of conditions such as glaucoma or post-stroke recovery.

A binocular driving visual field screening is a commonly requested test from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

We use the Australian Medmont Visual Field screening technology.

 

Pachymetry

Pachymetry uses a small ultrasound to measure the thickness of the cornea.

We have known for a long time that pressure is a factor in early detection of glaucoma. Current research has found that the thickness of the corneas is also an important factor in early detection and diagnosis of glaucoma. Therefore Pachymetry is included in our comprehensive eye examinations.

Our Offers

MONTBLANC OPTICAL FRAMES AVAILABLE

Montblanc eyewear offers a classic and timeless style. Come and see our collection.

Drop in any time during business hours, or make an appointment at Eyecare Plus Optometrists Moss Vale online here or by phone on (02) 4868 2233.

LAFONT OPTICAL FRAMES AVAILABLE

A rare fashion brand that is not subject to fashion, each season Lafont demonstrates creativity that transcends the latest trends.

Come and see this seasons range.

$80 - $110 OFF SECOND COMPLETE SET OF SPECTACLES*

In our busy varied lifestyles we need different types of glasses for various activities.

Depending on your prescription, we will give you $80 - $110 off your second pair of complete spectacles. A perfect time to order that pair of prescription Sunglasses with your standard spectacles!

*Conditions apply - see in store for full details. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY PAIR OF GLASSES WITH YOUR INITIAL PURCHASE*

2nd pair SV hard coated lenses with same prescription into a select range of frames. Ask in practice for full details. Make an appointment online today!

*Conditions apply - see in store for full details. Initial purchase must include both frames and lenses. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

LOW COST PACKAGES FROM $149 COMPLETE*

Budget spectacle frame fitted with standard single-vision hard coated prescription lenses.

Includes spectacle case, microfibre cleaning cloth, bottle of cleaning spray, lens & frame warranty. Upgrades to other lens types also available. All prices are GST inclusive.

*Conditions apply. Available at Eyecare Plus Moss Vale. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

NO GAP & LOW GAP GLASSES AVAILABLE*

We have special deals for patients in Private Health Funds. Get a new pair of glasses every year for little or even no extra on top of your Health Fund benefit. Ideal for a pair of prescription sunglasses or just a spare pair of spectacles.

*Conditions apply - see in store for full details.

FASHION PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES FROM $269 COMPLETE*

This season we have some of the latest sunglasses from Oroton, Jag, Morrissey and Nike available, including your prescription lenses, tint and UV coating. There is now no excuse to not look good and see well at the same time while giving yourself full sun protection.

Make an appointment online, or drop in during business hours to find out more!

*Conditions apply - see in store for full details. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

OUR PRICE MATCH PROMISE

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.

Contact Us

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

Eyecare Plus Moss Vale
Phone: (02) 4868 2233
Fax: (02) 4868 2019
Address: 1 Kirkham Street
Moss Vale NSW 2577
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