Eyecare Plus Charlestown

Shop 1, 147-157 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, NSW, 2290, Australia

Today's hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone

(02) 4943 0744

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Our Team

Paul Dougherty

Optometrist

BOptom. UNSW Member Australian College Behavioural Optometrist’s

Angela Ross

Optical Consultant

Lauren Neat

Optical Consultant

Stuart Keats

Optical Dispenser

Emily Clement

Optical Consultant

Health Funds

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

  • Medibank
  • HCF
  • NIB
  • BUPA
  • Teachers Health Fund
  • AHM
  • Australian Unity Health
  • GMHBA
  • CUA
  • WESTFUND

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!

Contact

Address

Shop 1, 147-157 Pacific Highway, Charlestown, NSW, 2290, Australia

Phone

(02) 4943 0744

Trading hours*

MONDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUNDAY Closed

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Offers

Start your free 30-day PRECISION1™ contact lens trial today. 

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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:

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Award winning eyecare

We’re proud of the work we do, and in 2018 & 2019, we were awarded the Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers – Optical Stores. 

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Fees, charges & Medicare

Consultation fees

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.

Veterans Affairs

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.

About Us

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

Where is Eyecare Plus Charlestown located?

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.


How to best travel to Eyecare Plus Charlestown?

There is no parking in front of the store as Pacific Highway is an extremely busy road. However, 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.


What is Eyecare Plus – Checkup Plus™?

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.


How much does an eye test cost?

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.


Does Eyecare Plus Charlestown provide eye tests for children?

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.


Does Eyecare Plus Charlestown provide benefits for veterans?

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.


Do you provide benefits for people with disadvantages?

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.

5 Star National Accreditation

This practice has met the highest standards of accreditation within the Eyecare Plus group.