Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Toronto
Newcastle optometrist Eyecare Plus Toronto specialise in comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care...
Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Toronto
Newcastle optometrist Eyecare Plus Toronto specialise in comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family.
We are easily found at the main traffic intersection in Toronto.
We proudly supply members of all health funds and have HICAPS direct claiming available.
Instant No Gap frames are available from a selected range for health fund members with optical entitlement. (Limited 1 per year)
BOptom (Hons) UNSW
BOptom (Hons) UNSW
BOptom (Hons) UNSW
We proudly supply members of all major health funds, including:
- Medibank Private
- AHM Government Employees
- Teachers Health
Health Fund members with a valid optical entitlement receive 1 pair of single vision glasses with no out of pocket expense.*
BOptom (Hons) UNSW
Nasen bought the practice in 2005 and has invested heavily in revamping the practice with a modern fit out incorporating the most technologically advanced instruments available. He loves these toys and most patients often enquire about our latest gear. He has also strived to offer all patients the best customer service and in 2014 Eyecare Plus Toronto was a runner up in a National Highest Patient Satisfaction Award. He only employs highly experienced, qualified staff who are knowledgeable and above all, just nice people.
He has been practicing optometry in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie since graduating with honours from the University of New South Wales in 1995.
Nasen is a member of Optometry Australia and is a member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists. He regularly attends conferences in Australia and abroad to keep abreast with the latest information. He was the president of the Central Coast Optometrist Society between 2000-2006. Nasen has been a volunteer optometrist at several Special Olympic Games including the games at Newcastle, Sydney and on the Gold Coast. He has also volunteered his time to perform eye examinations to the indigenous population in Kalgoorlie and Port Augusta.
Nasen has given several lectures on various eyes diseases and the importance vision plays with learning to general practitioners, school teachers, diabetic seminars, Probus, Rotary and community groups. He has special interest in behavioural optometry, keratoconic contact lenses and ocular diseases. He enjoys helping patients see the very best they can while also saving their sight from serious eye diseases by referring to appropriate medical specialists. He is currently studying the Ocular Therapeutics post graduate course to become a therapeutic certified optometrist.
BOptom (Hons) UNSW
Having completed her degree with honours from the University of NSW in 1996, Jocelyn has worked in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie since. She gave up her own successful practice in Lake Haven on the central coast and joined Eyecare Plus Toronto in 2008.
She is a member of the Australian Optometrist Association and has volunteered as an optometrist at the Special Olympics for special need students in Newcastle, Sydney and on the Gold Coast. She has a special interest in contact lenses and ocular diseases. Jocelyn also visits over 20 nursing homes and aged care facilities across the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle region performing eye examinations on their residents. She is currently studying the Ocular Therapeutics post graduate course to become a therapeutic certified optometrist.
BOptom (Hons) UNSW
Peta is another local who went to school here in Toronto before studying optometry at the University of New South Wales. She took over from John O’Dowd Optometrist and ran her own very successful practice in Toronto for almost 15 years before leaving to pursue her love of sailing. She sailed solo to Antarctica and onto many other journeys before return to Toronto to join us in 2013 on locum stints.
She still has a passion for delivering eye care with care and she consults at Eyecare Plus Toronto every Friday and occasionally helps with extra cover during school holidays.
Our Optical Dispensers
Jacqui is a qualified optical dispenser with over 30 years optical experience. She joined our team in 2008. Jacqui has a special interest in contact lens.
Jacqui has lived locally for over 20 years. She loves her horses and competing in dressage competitions.
Cindy is also a qualified and experienced optical dispenser. She has worked in optics for over 25 years. She began her optical career in Toronto with John O’Dowd and Peta Lawrence many years ago. She then worked for at NIB in Charlestown and Newcastle where she worked with Nasen Udayan for a while in the late 1990s. She has now come back to Toronto and joined the team at Eyecare Plus Toronto.
Cindy has lived in the Lake Macquarie region all her life and loves the lifestyle it offers. She has a special interest in fashion and finding the right frame for you.
Kira started with Eyecare Plus Toronto in 2014 as a Receptionist / Trainee Dispenser. She soon began the course at TAFE for optical dispensing and in 2016 she qualified as an Optical Dispenser after much studying and hard work. She is up to date with all the latest technology that can help your lenses make you see the best you can.
Kira has previously worked in Europe for many years and she has an eye for the latest fashion trends from overseas.
Susie was once a fashion designer that trained at Taylor’s Square TAFE in Sydney many years ago. She then qualified as an optical dispenser and has worked in optics for over 40 years from Macquarie Street in Sydney to Gunnedah and Tamworth before settling in Newcastle with John F. Miner Optometrists. She joined our team in 2009 and loves frames with a flair that stand out.
Our Practice Manager
Kim is a qualified optical dispenser who has been with Eyecare Plus Toronto since 2007. She has over 25 years’ experience in the optical industry. She has worked and managed various stores across the Newcastle region before joining us. She has a special interest in fashion eyewear that complements your features and has a huge following of patients who love her opinion when it comes to the specs that suit perfectly.
Kim is a true local. She grew up in the area, went to school locally and still lives in the area.
Eyecare Plus Toronto has been established since 1997. We are an independently family owned and operated practice. We strive to provide our patients and customers with excellent eye care and quality eyewear.
We pride ourselves on our superior personalised customer service and we aim to find the right solution for your eye care needs.
Our practice aims to provide the best professional optometric services combined with the latest in vision technology. We have invested in the latest in optical equipment including: A Digital Retinal camera system which enables us to take instant high resolution images of the inside of your eye and our new Auto laser refractor system which is great with children exams.
We are also one of the first optometric practices in the Hunter region to have a High Definition Ocular Coherence Tomographer (HD-OCT) which, by ultrasound, analyses and records macula and optic nerve head (eg. glaucoma) conditions.
We also specialise in providing the most advance lenses available. This includes the latest multifocal lenses which are custom designed for the frame and the way it fits your face to eliminate distortions / swim effect, plus provide wider channels making it easier for wearers to adapt to. Previously unsuccessful multifocal wearers are surprised by the ease of adaptation. Your lenses can also be made thinner and lighter making them look better and feel more comfortable.
Contact lenses with the most advance materials and designs are available to suit almost anybody. They can even be personally tailored in multifocal designs so you can read and see in the distance with them. Lenses are available in multiple formats with daily/ monthly disposables and even contact lenses which you can leave in your eye and sleep with for up to a month if you are suitable.
Our practice is affiliated with all the major laser corrective centres in Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney. We can provide advice, referrals and both pre and post-operative assessments.
Our services include:
- Comprehensive Eye Examinations
- Diabetic Eye Exams
- Cataract and Glaucoma Assessments
- Macular Degeneration checks
- Digital Retinal Imaging
- OCT scans
- Colour vision testing
- Behavioural Eye examinations for children
- Contact lenses (including coloured and multifocals)
- Visual Field testing
- Safety Spectacles
- Low vision aids (magnifiers)
- Health fund Rebates
Macular Degeneration Week 2014 - Footage courtesy of NBN
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.
One of the most common effects of UV damage to the eye is pterygium. This is a triangular growth of thickened degenerative tissue on the white of the eye (the sclera) that may also extend onto the cornea (the window at the front of the eye).
In recent years, it has been shown that just like sunburn and skin cancers, exposure to ultra-violet (UV) radiation also causes eye damage.
Excessive UV exposure has become an increasing problem since the depletion of the ozone layer.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Approximately 4% of people have diabetes, often undiagnosed. Diabetes can damage many parts of the body, including the eyes, causing vision problems, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.
Please use the following contact details to get in touch, or fill in the form below to send us an email.
Eyecare Plus Toronto
|Phone:||(02) 4959 9222|
|Fax:||(02) 4959 9422|
|Address:|| 5/108 The Boulevarde
Toronto (Newcastle) NSW 2283
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