Morningside QLD

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Brisbane optometrist Eyecare Plus Morningside focuses on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health....

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Morningside

Brisbane optometrist Eyecare Plus Morningside focuses on comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family.

About Us

Our optometrists have been providing outstanding eyecare and eyewear to our patients in Brisbane and beyond since 2005.

It is our goal to deliver the highest quality vision care to our patients through our genuine enthusiasm and excellent service. In 2015 we moved into a new purpose built larger premises which has allowed us to create an all-inclusive patient journey.

We are passionate about caring for your eyes and pride ourselves on delivering eye healthcare with a personal touch, in a practice equipped with the latest technology. We deliver the highest quality vision care to our patients and can recommend personalised eyewear solutions for your individual styles and needs.

Our focus is you, and your vision is our #1 priority and we look forward to welcoming you into our practice.

Our Services

  • Adult eye exam
  • Children's eye exam
  • Contact lens fittings
  • Computer eyestrain relief
  • Diabetic annual exam
  • Driving vision assessment
  • Dry eye and eye allergy relief
  • Eye injury treatment
  • Glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration assessment
  • Laser surgery assessment
  • Low vision services
  • OCT scanning for glaucoma and macula degeneration
  • Paediatric optometry
  • Retinal photography
  • Therapeutic prescription of eye medications
  • Visual field testing
  • Consultations in Arabic
  • Eyewear styling
  • Eyeglass repairs and adjustments
  • Emergency and walk-in appointments
  • Prescriptions from other offices are welcome
  • Vision perception testing
  • Vision therapy

Our Optometrists

Zeinab Khalil

Emma Markwell

Our Optical Dispenser

Mady Smith

Our Optometrists

Zeinab Khalil

Zeinab graduated from the QUT School of Optometry in 2000 and started the Eyedeal Optometrist practice in 2007.  Zeinab is committed to giving back to our local East-Brisbane community, having been a resident since attending the local high school. She is also a fluent speaker of Arabic, from her childhood in Lebanon. She loves to exceed your expectations when it comes to eye care and service.

Emma Markwell

Emma joined Eyedeal Optometrist at Morningside in 2015. She graduated from QUT School of Optometry in 2000 and completed her Therapeutic qualification (2012) to be able to prescribe ocular medications. Emma's special interests include Macular Degeneration, Vision Impairment and Children's Vision. She is a member of ACBO, the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry. ACBO members have a special interest in children's vision, patients with learning difficulties, traumatic brain injury and binocular vision dysfunction.

Our Optical Dispenser

Mady Smith

Mady joined Eyedeal in 2014 and has become a fabulous member of our team. Mady is experienced in helping you choose frames and lenses, so you will look fantastic and see clearly.

Eye Health

Common Signs of a Vision Problem

  • Blurred vision, or vision worse at end of the day
  • Double Vision
  • Headaches, dizziness, nausea with reading
  • Tripping, misjudging distances, tendency to knock things over
  • Difficulty driving at night / in wet weather
  • Visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or shadows in vision

Some Common Vision Problems Include:


Between the ages of 40 and 50 most people experience difficulty reading clearly and need to hold things further away to see. This leads to the common complaint "My arms are not long enough".

Presbyopia is caused by the lens in the eye becoming stiffer and less flexible and is part of the normal ageing process.

Hyperopia (long-sightedness)

Hyperopia occurs when vision is blurry due to a shorter eye length or incorrect eye power. This causes the eye to strain to compensate and see clearly. The greatest strain and blurry vision occur for close objects, but distance objects can be blurred too.

In children hyperopia is a common cause of reading difficulties and can easily go undetected without an eye exam.

Myopia (short-sightedness)

Myopia occurs when the eye increases in length or the lens power becomes too strong. Far away objects become blurry affecting driving, TV and the whiteboard at school. This is an eye problem that can increase rapidly, so the correct treatment and optometrist advice is important.

Talk to our optometrist about the latest research into Myopia Control, including special glasses, orthokeratology contact lenses and weak atropine eyedrops.


Astigmatism is a common vision problem that causes distortion and blurriness when viewing objects at both near and far distances. It is due to the curvature of the cornea (the front clear part of the eye) not being perfectly curved. The shape of the eye is often described as being like an oval rugby ball instead of a spherical soccer ball. Astigmatism can cause vision to look shadowed or slightly doubled. Glasses can fully correct astigmatism to give perfect vision.

Digital Eye Strain

Eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes, headaches and neck/shoulder pain are all common symptoms of computer vision syndrome. The effort required to keep a computer screen or paperwork clear causes eye fatigue, especially when combined with screen glare or poor lighting. See our optometrists for advice on glasses, posture, lighting and working conditions. Computer related eyestrain can occur in children too, due to screen based technology like tablets and smart phone. This can often be relieved with better visual habits.

Accommodative Dysfunction

This is a common problem with the focussing of the eyes, particularly at near, in young people. Long term fatigue from sustained close activities like reading and computer causes a breakdown in the visual system, leading to eye strain, blurred vision and headaches. See our optometrists for advice on glasses and advice to manage the underlying cause of the strain.

Convergence Problems

To have clear reading vision both your eyes must aim at precisely the same place. Inaccurate eye alignment can cause discomfort, tired eyes, reading difficulties, and double vision. See our optometrists to discuss treatments, including glasses and vision therapy.


Amblyopia occurs when one eye does not develop clear vision, due to an eye turn (strabismus) or a large uncorrected glasses prescription. The younger this is detected and treated the better the outcome for your child. Treatments may include a combination of glasses, patching one eye, vision therapy and eye alignment surgery.

Colour Vision Deficiency

Colour vision deficiency is usually inherited and more common in males (1 in 12 boys). It is much rarer for females to have a colour deficiency (1 in 200 girls). Colour defects can also be acquired through diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and stroke/ accident. Colour defects can affect career opportunities in the defence force, aviation, electrical and maritime industries.

Paediatric Optometry

Vision is one of the most important senses for learning and your child's development.

30% of Australian children between the ages of 3 and 12 have some form of vision defect. Unfortunately children may not complain of poor vision because they assume the way they see is the same as everyone else.

Every child should have a yearly eye test, starting from 6 months of age.

Children's Visual Skills

Vision is more than just reading an eye chart. Children use many different visual skills for playing, moving around, reading, drawing, using computers and playing sport.

An Eyedeal paediatric eye test will assess the development of your child's visual skills. The visual skills examined include:

  • Vision

    Vision is the measurement of what we can see, both close and far away. This can be measured very early, even before children can name shapes or letters.

  • Eye Movement and Teaming

    Our eyes need to aim wherever we want to look. As we grow our eyes learn to work as a team by pointing at the same location at the same time.

  • Eye Tracking

    Eye Tracking is the ability to move our eyes across a page or screen smoothly when reading. Poor tracking may show up as frequently losing place when reading or copying. Delayed development of this skill makes learning to read challenging.

  • Binocular Vision and Stereopsis

    Stereopsis is two-eyes depth perception,and helps us to judge distance, learn to move confidently and is important for ball sports.

  • Focussing Skills

    Our eyes change focus when they aim close or far by adjusting the lens shape in the eye. Our focussing system can become fatigued from excessive close work. See Accommodative Dysfunction.

  • Peripheral Vision (side vision)

    The ability to see out to the side, while looking ahead. This is important to move around confidently and avoid obstacles.

  • Colour Vision

    1 in 12 males and 1 in 400 females have a genetic colour vision defect. Colour is often used as a learning tool, and an undetected colour defect can create confusion for a child. A colour vision defect may also affect future job selection.

  • Visual Motor Integration

    Visual inputs are very important to our motor system, helping us to coordinate our hands and body to move, pick items up and to do fine motor activities like writing. When a child's senses integrate poorly the child may appear clumsy or have poorly spaced, unevenly sized handwriting.

  • Visual Perception Skills

    Our Optometrists may assess your child's Visual Perception Skills if they have persistent difficulties with reading and writing.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great addition to glasses in providing clear vision for all activities. The majority of people are suitable to wear contact lenses, and there are lenses to suit all prescriptions. The type of contact lens your optometrist will recommend depends on your lifestyle, prescription and eye health.

Daily Disposable Soft Lenses

These lenses suit flexible contact lens wearers who value convenience, hygiene and comfort. Each lens is worn for a single day and then replaced, so there is no fussy cleaning and storing of lenses. Wearing a fresh lens each time is the cleanest and most comfortable contact lens option. It is also very convenient for people who wear their lenses a few times a week, for example to go out for social events or sport.

2 Weekly/Monthly Replacement Soft Lenses

These lenses suit people who want to wear their lenses most days. The lenses are removed, cleaned and stored each night, and replaced after 2 or 4 weeks depending on the brand.,/p>

Extended (overnight) Wear

Extended wear is when a soft contact lens is left in the eye overnight for a maximum of 4 weeks at a time (with a few exceptions). The latest silicone hydrogel materials have high oxygen transmission to enable this. Not every contact lens wearer is suitable to wear contact lenses overnight, so discuss this with your optometrist.

Silicone Hydrogel

Silicone hydrogel materials are the newest generation of contact lens material, replacing older style hydrogel materials with lower oxygen permeability. Silicone hydrogel lenses have a very high oxygen transmission and greatly improved the eye health of contact lens wearers. Silicone hydrogel is especially recommended for children, wearers with red eyes, higher prescriptions (thicker lenses) and overnight wear.

Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism in you glasses does not stop you from wearing contact lenses. Contacts are available in daily, 2 weekly, monthly and extended wear types. Hard Gas Permeable lenses are also an option to correct a large amount of astigmatism. Talk to one of our optometrist to discover what contact lens types are best for your prescription.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal contact lenses correct both distance and reading vision in the same contact lens. This is ideal for anyone over 40 years of age who needs reading glasses. Multifocal contact lenses are also sometimes recommended to slow the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children and young adults.

Coloured Contact lenses

Coloured soft contact lenses are available to change the natural colour of your eyes, and can be worn even if you have no prescription. There is a wide array of colours available, from subtle shades to vibrant blues and greens. Some of the colours available include: Brilliant Blue, Sterling Grey, Gemstone Green, Caribbean Aqua and Honey.

Coloured contact lenses are not currently available for people with astigmatism or multifocal contact lenses, with a few exceptions.

Hard Gas Permeable Lenses

Hard Gas Permeable lenses are the ideal correction for patients with high amounts of astigmatism, corneal eye diseases and after corneal surgery. The materials used are highly oxygen permeable and these lenses are comfortable once the eyes initially adapt.

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Eyecare Plus Morningside
Phone: (07) 3399 4848
Address: 760 Wynnum Road
Morningside (Brisbane) QLD 4170

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