Charlestown NSW

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Charlestown

Newcastle optometrist Eyecare Plus Charlestown focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care....

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Charlestown

Newcastle optometrist Eyecare Plus Charlestown focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family.

We Have MOVED!

Paul Dougherty Eyecare Plus Charlestown has MOVED to a convenient new location at:

view map Shop 1, 147 Pacific Highway
Charlestown NSW 2290  

Parking

Parking is available:

  1. On highway in front of shop.
  2. Dedicated car parks at rear of building.
  3. Library car park at rear.

Our Optometrists

Paul Dougherty
B.Optom(UNSW), Member of Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO)

Katy Wleklik
BOptom

Antoinette Abouhamad
BOptom (UNSW)

Health Funds

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

  • nib
  • CBHS
  • bupa
  • Medibank Private
  • Teachers health
  • HCF
  • Phoenix Health Fund
  • AHM
  • Defence 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 Optometrists

Paul Dougherty
B.Optom(UNSW)
Member of Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO)

Katy Wleklik
BOptom

Katy is a Canadian and gained her Bachelor Degree at the University of Melbourne. She is qualified to prescribe therapeutic medicines for various eye diseases.

Antoinette Abouhamad
BOptom (UNSW)

Our History

Paul Dougherty Optometrist has been practicing optometry in Charlestown for over 30 years.

We provide comprehensive eye examinations including automated fields, glaucoma assessment and behavioural children's evaluation. We also prescribe and dispense contact lenses (including coloured and multifocal) and are equipped to record digital imaging of the eye.

As a locally owned practice, we aim to provide quality personalised service and a great range of over 1000 frames for your selection. We have an on-site lab and stock a large range of single vision lenses for urgent jobs.

Our Services

  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Bulk Billing
  • HD-OCT
  • Digital Retinal Imaging
  • Diabetic Examinations
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Glaucoma Testing
  • Behavioural Children's Assessment
  • Colour Testing
  • Prescription Dispensing
  • Contact Lenses (including coloured and multifocal)
  • On-site Lab

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

Pterygium

A pterygium (pronounced te-ri-gi-um) is generally a triangular shaped lump of granulated tissue, which grows from the conjunctiva (the thin membrane that covers the white of the eye) onto the cornea (clear central part of the eye). A pterygium may cause redness, inflammation, dryness and itchiness, and generally occurs on the nasal side of the eye.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve in the back of the eye is damaged. The optic nerve carries information from the retina (the light sensitive portion) to the brain.

The damage may be caused by raised intra-ocular pressure or weak nerve fibre layer.

There are no symptoms so regular monitoring , especially in higher risk patients is vital.

Risk factors include family history, high IOP, high BP , diabetics , migraine sufferers, cold hands, increasing age and incidences of eye trauma.

Diabetes

Regular eye checks are essential for diabetics as there is a higher incidence of glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy. Fortunately there are treatments available to treat these conditions- but the earlier they are detected and treated the better the outcome.

Our on-going diabetic care involves checking visual acuity,IOP's, cataract formation, fundal assessment by digital imaging and more critically by Ocular Coherence Tomography for precise diagnostic evaluation.

Our Team

Your local optometrists are Paul, Katy and Antoinette.

Our team is ready to assist you in selecting a frame, advising you on lenses and providing you with any other information you require. Our team includes Angela, Emily, Lauren and qualified optical dispenser, Stuart.

Latest Technology, Experienced Assessment

We take eye health seriously. We have invested in a High Definition Ocular Coherence Tomographer (HD-OCT) which, by ultrasound, analyses and records macula and optic nerve head (eg. Glaucoma) conditions.

Our new HD-OCT is in addition to Digital Retinal Imaging, which is excellent for monitoring diabetic progression and general retina health.

For more information on Macular Degeneration, visit the Macular Degeneration Foundation website.

Our Offers

PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASS PACKAGES FROM $269

We have a range of designer sunglasses available in prescription packages from
the price of $269 complete. Frame brands include Lacoste and Nine West.

Ask in store or call us on (02) 4943 0744 for more details.

NO GAP & LOW GAP GLASSES

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.

Ask in store or call us on (02) 4943 0744 for more details.

COMPLIMENTARY PAIR OF BUDDY SPECS
WITH INITIAL PURCHASE*

*Receive a complimentary pair of single vision hard coated lenses and frame with your initial purchase of spectacles.

Initial purchase must be both frame and lenses, only available at Eyecare Plus Charlestown and not to be used with any other offer.

OUR PRICE MATCH PROMISE

We will match the price of any same product quoted or readily advertised
and in stock at any Australian retail outlet.

Ask in store or call us on (02) 4943 0744 for more details.

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 Charlestown
Phone: (02) 4943 0744
Address: Shop 1, 147 Pacific Highway
Charlestown (Newcastle) NSW 2290
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