BOptom. UNSW Member Australian College Behavioural Optometrist’s
We proudly supply members of all major health funds, including:
Teachers Health Fund
Australian Unity Health
We accept all health funds – if your health fund is not listed above, contact us today and we will help you redeem your optical health fund benefits. Treat yourself with a new pair of specs with little to nil to pay!
You can also see clearly now and pay later with Afterpay! Call or visit us in practice to find out more!
AddressShop 1, 147-157 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, NSW, 2290, Australia
MONDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Buy one pair of complete glasses and get a second pair free! *T&C’s apply.
No Gap and low gap glasses available – all health funds welcome!
Designer prescription sunglass packages from $269 complete.
Price match promise – you’ll never pay too much, guaranteed.
At Eyecare Plus we offer all of the brands you love, Plus, many more brands including:
Fees, charges & Medicare
Medicare benefits are payable for most consultations. Some additional fees apply for services that are not yet covered by Medicare. Our staff will be pleased to explain these fees.
Spectacles and contact lenses are provided at no cost for patients covered by Veterans Affairs. Our staff will be pleased to advise you on your entitlement.
Spectacles for the Disadvantaged
Often there are people with a need for spectacles but who are not able to afford the cost, or part of it. Some state governments provide limited assistance for people in need. Please talk to our staff and they will be pleased to explain the eligibility requirements and how to make an application.
Our award-winning Eyecare Plus Charlestown optometrist has been offering comprehensive optical care for locals and residents within the City of Lake Macquarie and Newcastle for more than 30 years. We are a locally owned practice with Paul Dougherty as head optometrist, a prominent figure within the industry who has years of experience and specialised knowledge.
Working alongside him is a team of talented individuals dedicated to achieving the highest standards of optical treatment and service. The Charlestown practice is equipped with the latest technology for accurate eye tests.
We provide comprehensive eye examinations, including glaucoma and macular assessment, children’s behavioural evaluation and automated fields. Referral to an eye surgeon is readily given where surgery or secondary medical care may be required. We offer a range of contact lenses, glasses and prescription sunglasses. At Eyecare Plus Charlestown, see clearly now and pay later with Afterpay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Conveniently located off the main Pacific Highway, between Carla Swimwear and Health Body Thai Massage. Our Eyecare Plus Charlestown is a short 2 minute stroll away from Charlestown Square Shopping Centre. There are plenty of available retail stores within reach such as Priceline, Cotton On, Target, Big W and Best & Less.
We have our own small private car park at the rear of the building that is available to all Eyecare Plus Charlestown customers. Our dedicated parking area is a small vacant space right off Library Lane (behind our practice). You may enter directly through our practice's rear entrance door once parked.
Additionally, there is a 2 hour free parking area behind the clinic on Library Lane accessible via Ridley Street, Smith Street and Smart Street from 8am to 6pm on Monday to Saturday. Street parking is also available in surrounding streets for up to 1 hour.
For customers travelling down Pacific Highway, parking is available until 3:30pm – when it becomes a clearway.
Checkup Plus™ is more than just an eye test. Our optometrists take the time needed to give you a thorough eye examination. Following your Checkup Plus™ we will carefully explain the results and discuss our recommendations regarding any preventative or remedial care required.
Yes. 1 in 5 Australian children have vision problems. We provide specialised eye tests to make sure that any vision problems are detected and any learning difficulties related to vision are corrected.
Yes. Spectacles and contact lenses are provided at no cost for patients covered by Veterans Affairs. Our staff will be pleased to advise you on your entitlement.
5 Star National Accreditation
This practice has met the highest standards of accreditation within the Eyecare Plus group.