Merrylands NSW

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Sydney optometrist Eyecare Plus Merrylands focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacles, contact lenses and eye health care for the...

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Merrylands

Sydney optometrist Eyecare Plus Merrylands focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacles, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family.

At Eyecare Plus Merrylands we strive to provide services that go beyond the average optometry practice as we offer ortho-keratology (corneal reshaping) contact lens fitting which is an alternative to refractive surgery. Other myopia control options which we offer include low dose Atropine, multifocal glasses and multifocal soft contact lenses. Their effectiveness at controlling myopia progression is evidenced in many published studies and research.

Location

We are located at 3 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands with an accessible street frontage. A large car park with entrance from Memorial Avenue or Addlestone Road is close by. We are handy to bus stops and the railway station. We are wheelchair and pram friendly.

Our Team

Maria and Seini are our eyecare assistants and Katherine is our orthoptist.

Our Optometrists

Thao Le
BOptom(UNSW)

Thao has been practising optometry since 2000 after graduating from University of New South Wales. Thao is interest in myopia control and children’s vision.  She has completed further training in Managing Myopia with Brien Holden Institute, Management of Contact Lens Patients and Management of Paediatric Patients with University of Melbourne. She finds it very rewarding to be able to help children to reduce their myopia (short-sightedness) progression rate and to provide her patients with thorough ocular health checks and accurate refractive aids. 

Outside optometry, Thao and her husband Thanh enjoy family time together with their 3 young boys.

Thu Le
BOptom(UNSW), GradDipOcTher

Thu has been practising optometry since 2007 after graduating from University of New South Wales. Thu special interest is ocular disease detection and management. She finds it very rewarding to provide her patients with thorough eye examination. Thu has completed a Graduate Diploma in Ocular Therapeutics, which gains her prescribing rights to certain topical ocular medications for glaucoma, inflammation or infection of anterior eyes.  On top of that Thu can prescribe low dose Atropine for myopia control as well.

Outside optometry, Thu and her husband Joe, enjoy family outing, camping and travelling with their two young children.

Health Funds

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

  • Medibank Private
  • nib
  • bupa
  • HCF
  • Teachers Health
  • AHM

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 Eye Exams

It is important for everyone to have their eyes tested at least every two years as there are many conditions that may not be noticed by yourself, and can only be picked up with a thorough eye test. Our general examination lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes the following tests:

Visual acuity testing

We test your vision in each eye at both distance and near to make sure that you are seeing what is expected for your age group.

Refraction

This test is to calculate whether you require spectacles and the strength of the spectacles needed to improve your vision. This is what is commonly thought of as the 'one or two' test.

Binocular vision

These tests involves looking at how your eyes work together to determine how efficient they are. This is extremely important for classroom work, reading and playing sports.

Ocular health examination

This section is to ensure that the health of your eyes is okay. It consists of looking at both the front and the back of your eye under magnification to check there are no abnormalities.

Digital retinal imaging

Photography is the best way to record any changes in your eye and is also extremely important to obtain as a baseline image.

Intraocular pressure testing

This is a very fast test which checks the pressure within the eye. This is very important for detecting glaucoma and is important especially if there is a family history.

Visual fields examination

We have equipment to test your visual fields, also known as your side vision, to confirm that everything is in the normal range.

Corneal Topography

Our practice is equipped with a Medmont E300 Corneal topographer which is useful in mapping the shape of the cornea, the clear layer at the front of your eye. This is particularly important for treatment procedures such as Orthokeratology where the shape of the front of the eye is modified to give clear vision.

Colour Vision

Our practice is equipped with the Ishihara 24 plate diagnostic test which is used to assess for colour vision deficiencies.

Eye Health

Macular Degeneration

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.

Eating For Good Eye Health

Regularly eating these foods can help lead to good eye health:

  • Leafy greens like spinach and kale
  • Brightly coloured fruit like oranges and vegetables like carrots
  • Nuts, eggs and beans
  • Salmon, Tuna and other oily fish

These foods contain the nutrients omega 3, fatty acids, Luton, zinc and vitamins C + E.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease which slowly destroys the optic nerve at the back of the eye. In some cases it 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.

Cataracts

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.

Pterygium

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).

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.

Our Offers

VALUE PACKAGES FROM $249 FOR 2 PAIRS COMPLETE*

Fashion 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 this Eyecare Plus practice. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

LOW COST PACKAGES FROM $199 FOR 2 PAIRS 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 Merrylands. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

DESIGNER EYEWEAR OFFICIAL DEALER FOR JIMMY CHOO & HUGO BOSS

We are an official dealer for many of the world's greatest fashion brands, including the eyewear ranges of Jimmy Choo and Hugo Boss.

Drop in and check out our full range in store!

PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASS PACKAGES FROM $269

We have a range of designer sunglasses available in prescription packages from
the price of $269. Brands include Calvin Klein, Nike, Nine West, Lacoste, Anne Klein and more.

Ask in store or call us on (02) 9637 5047 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) 9637 5047 for more details.

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.

Orthokeratology

What is it?

Orthokeratology contact lenses are hard contact lenses worn only when the patient is sleeping. They is not worn during the day. Like retainers for our teeth, the lenses gradually change the shape of the cornea while the patient sleeps and taken out upon waking. In this way the patient can have clear vision during the day and only wear the lenses overnight.

Is it a permanent effect like laser surgery?

No. Refractive laser surgery is similar in that it also changes the shape of the cornea to correct myopia and astigmatism, but it is a permanent and invasive procedure.

Orthokeratology is reversible simply by the patient no longer wearing the contact lenses while they sleep.

How do I know if I am suitable for it?

Orthokeratology works best for short sighted (myopic) people where their prescriptions lie in the range between -1.00 to -6.00 dioptres. Small degrees of astigmatism are treatable too. Higher prescriptions may be treatable. In addition your optometrist will check the shape of your corneas to make sure their shape is suitable for the treatment.

How much does it cost?

Orthokeratology consultations initially require the patient to come in multiple times during the year. It is a complex procedure and for that reason, the initial consultations involve some cost to the patient. This includes an initial fee where the optometrist determines if the patient is suitable for the treatment or not.

The contact lenses are also more advanced than normal disposable contact lenses and therefore more expensive, however they can also last for 1-2 years if handled with care.

Find Out More

Please contact us to find out more or simply request an appointment by calling Eyecare Plus Merrylands on (02) 9637 5047 or click here to request an appointment via our online form.

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Eyecare Plus Merrylands
Phone: (02) 9637 5047
Fax: (02) 9637 5224
Address: 3 Memorial Ave
Merrylands (Sydney) NSW 2160
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