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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrists Mill Park

Melbourne optometrist Eyecare Plus Mill Park focus on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for....

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Mill Park

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

History

Originally established as Rivergum Eyecare Plus in 1994, we have been servicing the local community of Whittlesea now for over 19 years.

During this time we have expanded our scope of services to meet our patients changing needs and are now proudly known as Eyecare Plus Mill Park.

We have a strong emphasis on providing comprehensive vision care solutions for you and your family.

Location

We are located on the east side of Plenty Road, Mill Park opposite KFC and Hungry Jacks and close to the traffic lights at Development Boulevard. We suggest you turn into Development Blvd then turn right into Mill Park Plaza.

A large free car park is available at the front and back of the practice.

How to Make an Appointment

  1. Call the practice on (03) 9436 9644
  2. Fill in the email appointment request here.
  3. Drop in to the practice at any time during business hours (we do have appointments on the same day so please call first if you need to see us quickly)

Our Optometrists

Giorgio Campanella
BScOptom, P.G.Cert.Oc.Ther., FACO, Member Orthokeratology Society Australasia

Prerna Bhatia
BOptom
Behavioural Optometrist

Our Staff

Angelo Traianos
Diploma in Optical Dispensing

Rebecca Close
Certificate in Optical Dispensing

Emma Kennedy
Certificate in Optical Dispensing

Irene Atmatzidis
Optical Assistant

Health Funds

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

  • Medibank Private
  • HCF
  • nib
  • Gmhba
  • BUPA
  • Australian Unity

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

Giorgio Campanella
BScOptom
P.G.Cert.Oc.Ther.
FACO
Member Orthokeratology Society Australasia

Giorgio Campanella initially established the Mill Park practice in 1994. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Optometry (1992) and Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (2003) at the University of Melbourne.

Giorgio's special interests include ocular diseases, contact lenses and children's vision.

He is a fellow of the Australian College of Optometry, and a member of both the Cornea and Contact Lens Society (CCLS) and Optometry Australia (OAA).

Giorgio lives locally and completed his VCE at St Monica's College Epping.

Prerna Bhatia
BOptom
Behavioural Optometrist

Prerna obtained her Bachelor of Optometry from The University of Melbourne in 2006. She is also endorsed in the prescription of eye medications. Her first job was in Gippsland where she experienced all the huge variety of work a country practice presents. Having worked for a further two years in various Melbourne practices she was invited to join the team at Eyecare Plus Mill Park.

Prerna is a Member of Optometry Australia (OAA) and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO). She has a special interest in children's vision, behavioural optometry and vision in the elderly.

Our Staff

Angelo Traianos
Diploma in Optical Dispensing

With well over 30 years experience Angelo started in January 1979 as an apprentice Optical Dispenser. He is passionate about ensuring that a pair of spectacles fit perfectly and are made to the highest standard.

He completed his apprenticeship through the industrial training commission of Victoria (1983 ) and then completed a Diploma in Optical Dispensing to further enhance his skills and knowledge (1984).

Angelo has a great relationship with his chosen laboratories and has a constant communication with them to ensure that he is up to date with the latest technology with lenses and frames.

Angelo has been with Eye Care Plus Mill Park since 2008 and enjoys working alongside his fellow colleagues.

Rebecca Close
Certificate in Optical Dispensing

Rebecca has been with Eyecare Plus Mill Park since 2015. Rebecca first started in optics in 1996. She values the experiences she has learnt over the years and enjoys sharing her knowledge with patients.

She completed her certificate in Optical Dispensing Cert IV in 2014 at RMIT.

Rebecca has a strong relationship with the patients, and is known for remembering patient's names as they enter the practice.

Emma Kennedy
Certificate in Optical Dispensing

Emma has re-joined the team at Eyecare Plus Mill Park in October 2017. She was previously at Mill Park from 2011 to 2015. Emma completed her certificate in Optical Dispenser at RMIT in 2002. Her travels across the world, have allowed her to gain experiences within different Eyecare practices.

She loves the fashion side of optics. Often explaining that frame selection should be an important decision, as they cannot be hidden. They also need to fit well but also look fantastic.

Emma enjoys the familiar faces of the practice, and enjoys the lasting relationships it brings.

Irene Atmatzidis
Optical Assistant

Irene worked with Giorgio for over 19 years. With strong connections within the community, Irene is definately a familiar face around the practice.

Our Community Work

We give back to the global community by supporting Optometry Giving Sight.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses.

More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. With the support of the optometry profession and industry, as well as patients, Optometry Giving Sight funds programs that deliver desperately needed vision care in developing communities, train local eye care professionals and develop infrastructure.

Eyecare Plus Mill Park are proud to be apart of Seeing Eye to Eye program. Where, we will donate to Optometry Giving sight with every pair of spectacles purchased.

For more information about this please see the OGS web site here.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)

Orthokeratology involves using contact lenses to reshape the cornea to temporarily correct or reduce myopia. Custom-made oxygen permeable contact lenses are worn overnight, which subtly alter the shape of the cornea enough to give clear vision after the lenses are removed and throughout the day.

Orthokeratology, which has become more popular in recent years, also aims to correct peripheral optics while providing clear central vision. Research supports a 35% to 90% reduction in myopia progression over at least 2 years. Orthokeratology is only effective with mild to moderate myopia (up to -6.00DS) and mild astigmatism.

Dry Eye

Dry eye is characterised as a deficiency of tears or reduction of tear quality. Symptoms of dry eye include but are not limited to a scratchy or sandy feeling as if something is in the eye, stinging or burning of the eye; watery eyes, a stringy discharge from the eye; and pain and redness of the eye. Sometimes people with dry eye experience heaviness of the eyelids or blurred, fluctuating, or decreased vision.

Some of the more common causes of dry eyes include age; environmental factors such as dry air and wind, prolonged periods of time in front of the computer screen, surgery or previous trauma to the eye and certain medications such as oral contraceptives, anti-depressants and antihistamines. Accurate diagnosis of the type of dry eye present requires a thorough investigation of the tear film, conjunctiva and eyelids.

A range of treatment options are available for dry eye, depending on the underlying cause. These include ocular lubricants such as gels or ointments to lubricate the surface of the eye, and lipid drops or spray to prevent evaporation of tears. Boosting humidity in the air is also a useful way to control a dry environment. An optometrist can also assess if there is any indication of blepharitis, which is often associated with dry eyes.

If there is an association with blepharitis or Meibomian gland dysfunction, home therapies include warm compresses and lid hygiene. Sometimes treatment with anti inflammatory drops is required as well as management of any general health coexisting conditions such as rosacea. At Eyecare Plus Mill Park, we also provide the option of regular treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction with Blephasteam and gentle manual expression of the glands.

Ocular Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

The Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available. The images show exceptional detail and allow us to compare your eyes over time, showing changes that would be impossible to detect without this revolutionary new equipment.

The OCT instrument uses a projected near-infra-red light and a powerful computer to provide images of the retina and anterior eye. Working much the same way as a ultrasound except that it used light rather than sound. Therefore getting results ten time better.

This makes it possible to examine the nerve and layers in the retina and to see any disease that might be present, such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. The OCT scan allows us to detect and start treatment at a much earlier stage, helping to preserve sight. We keep a permanent record, so small changes can be regularly monitored.

Behavioural Optometry

Prerna is a member of the Optometrists Association of Australia (OAA) and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO).

A behavioural optometrist will consider not only any eyesight difficulties, but also considers the benefit of prevention, protection and enhancement of your visual system in order to improve all aspects of visual performance. This is done in various ways, including visual aids and "vision therapy" or eye exercises.

The primary optometric examination consists a number of tests designed to determine if a child has healthy eyes, and to ensure that they can see clearly and comfortably for extended periods of time without undue "stress" on their visual system. Developmental visual perceptual assessment provides an understanding of "vision" at higher brain levels in the visual processing pathways. These tests, which include visual spatial skills, auditory processing and visual motor integration to name a few, all tests the child's ability to understand, interpret and remember what they see. Tests such as the Dyslexia Determination Test (DDT) also test for a child's ability to link vision to language. The perceptual assessment is recommended for children who are not performing at the level it is felt they should be capable of.

Our Focus - Your Vision

At Eyecare Plus Mill Park we take your vision seriously. Giorgio and Prerna aim to give you the very best in professional eye care, we call it Checkup Plus. It includes:

  • listening to your concerns
  • thorough eye test
  • clear explanations
  • up to date information
  • options given
  • no pressure - just good advice

Phone us on (03) 9436 9644 now to make an appointment for your family.

Our Focus - Helpful, Knowledgeable Staff

Our team consists of Giorgio Campanella and Prerna Bhatia along with Angelo, Rebecca and Irene.

Giorgio is our full time Optometrist - he has been consulting for 22 years at this practice. Giorgio will give you a comprehensive eye examination including checking you for all eye diseases. He can also test the kid's eyes, give you advice on laser eye surgery and tell you all about the latest in contact lenses. Giorgio will be happy to see you for your routine check, or if you have any problems with your vision and eye health. Call now to book in the whole family. Consultations are bulk-billed to Medicare.

Prerna is our part time optometrist. Prerna has a special interest in kid's vision and is member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists. Her other interests include contact lenses and diabetic management.

Angelo, Rebecca and Irene are our Optics Experts. They know how to help you discover the spectacle frames you want and get the lenses you need. Come in anytime and let your local expert show you our constantly updated frame selection. Our aim is to make you a fantastic pair of glasses that you love and consider excellent value for money.

Our Focus - Frame Options

What are you looking for in a spectacle frame? If you want the latest fashion - we have the most stylish frames from Dolce & Gabbana, Oroton, Versace, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Rayban, Nike and many more. If you want durable - we have flexible titanium alloy frames that are as tough as you can get. If you want value for money - we can help you see clearly with a decent quality frame.

Our Focus - Latest Technology

We have some of the latest equipment - including retinal and macula imaging systems that allow us take instant high resolution images of the inside of your eye. Our Optical Coherence Tomographer allows this to be done in 3D. You can see the back of your own eye! Our optometrists will explain if anything is wrong and tell you what you need to know. If everything is healthy, we will have your retinal image available as a baseline for next time - making early detection of eye disease even more accurate than ever before. If you have diabetes - this test is essential. If you have any family history of glaucoma - this test is essential. If your vision is important to you - then this test is essential. This test is perfect for checking for macular degeneration. This technology does not have Medicare rebate.

Eye Health

Eating For Good Eye Health

There are a number of foods that can help support good eye health. These include, but are not limited to, leafy greens, bright coloured fruits and vegetables, nuts, beans, and oily fish.

See Recipe

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease in which vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve. The loss of sight is usually gradual and a considerable amount of peripheral (side) vision may be lost before there is an awareness of any problem.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease usually associated with age, which causes loss of vision in the central part of the visual field.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a systemic condition which can affect the entire body, especially peripheral organs such as the eyes, kidneys and feet. Diabetes can be managed effectively and requires daily self care with medication, diet and/or lifestyle choices. If complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. There are three main types of diabetes-Type 1(inherited), Type 2(acquired) and gestational diabetes.

Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye is characterised as a deficiency of tears or reduction of tear quality. Symptoms of dry eye include but are not limited to a scratchy or sandy feeling as if something is in the eye, stinging or burning of the eye; watery eyes, a stringy discharge from the eye; and pain and redness of the eye. Sometimes people with dry eye experience heaviness of the eyelids or blurred, fluctuating, or decreased vision.

Refractive Error

Refractive error occurs when images are not focussed sharply on the retina due to the shape of the eye, forming a blurred image.

The most common refractive errors are myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.

Cataracts

Cataracts occur when the natural clear lens behind the iris and pupil, becomes cloudy. The most common form of cataract happens with age. Other types of cataract include congenital cataract, secondary cataract and traumatic cataract.

Flashes And Floaters

Floaters are small clumps of protein called collagen that are part of the gel-like substance in front of your retina called the vitreous humour. The small clumps of protein casts a shadow on your retina that can appear like spots, thread-like strands, squiggly lines, little “cobwebs” or specks. They float about in your field of vision and they usually move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly. Although floaters could occur at any age, they seem to become more common as one gets older.

Offers

GET $200 OFF YOUR 2ND PAIR

*Conditions apply. Available only at Eyecare Plus Optometrist Mill Park. Both first and second spectacles must be complete frames and lenses. Not to be used in with conjunction with any other offer. Must be purchased on the same day.

Ask in practice for full details. Make an appointment online here or call us on (03) 9436 9644 today!

A MAGICAL FUSION OF REFINED ITALIAN DESIGN WITH THE CHARM OF ORIENTAL CULTURE...

The style and decoration of Coco Song eyewear, together with the use of sophisticated precious materials, means that each Coco Song frame is a work of art.

See the works of art in store today.

Have one clear and one as prescription sunglasses and get $200 off.

RECEIVE A 2 YEARS PEACE OF MIND OR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY ON FRAMES. INCLUDING ALL ADIDAS.

Conditions apply. Only available at Eyecare Plus Mill Park. Only on selected brands and models.

LOW COST PACKAGES FROM $149 COMPLETE*

Complete frames and lenses packages from $149 or 2 pairs from $199.

Fashion Packages stating at $249 or $299 (includes 2nd pair).

*Conditions apply. Available at Eyecare Plus Mill Park only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

PURCHASE ANY CONTACT LENSES AND RECEIVE $50 OFF SUNGLASSES*

With 3 months or more supply of any contact lenses, receive a $50 gift voucher for non-prescription sunglasses.

*Conditions apply. Discount value of 20% off, up to $50 maximum.

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 Mill Park
Phone: (03) 9436 9644
Fax: (03) 9437 7344
Address: Mill Park Plaza
512 Plenty Road
Mill Park (Melbourne) VIC 3082
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