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Hansen Eyecare Plus Optometrists are the oldest continual family Optometry practice in Australia. First established when Henry Hansen, a Danish jeweller and...

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Welcome to Eyecare Plus Optometrist Orange

Hansen Eyecare Plus Optometrists are the oldest continual family Optometry practice in Australia. First established when Henry Hansen, a Danish jeweller and watchmaker, opened his jeweller shop, where he made and sold spectacles in 1886. In 1902 his son, Fred Hansen, advertising himself as a “Scientific Optician”, was testing eyesight and prescribing spectacles.


We are located at 170 Summer Street Orange with access from the street and back of the practice.

Our Optometrists

Nicholas Hansen
B.Optom(Hons) FACBO, Behavioural Optometrist

Mark Hansen

Sean Hansen
BOptom (Hons)

Jake Hansen

Justin Clunas
B.Optom (Hons), GradCertOcTher (UNSW)

Our Optometrists

Nicholas Hansen
B.Optom(Hons) FACBO
Behavioural Optometrist

Nick graduated with honors from the University of NSW in 1977. He became involved in Behavioural Optometry with his main interest being in the treatment of children with strabismus (eye turn), amblyopia (lazy eye) and vision related learning difficulties. In this area he has published numerous papers and spoken at various optometric and educational courses both nationally and internationally.

He has previously been a visiting lecturer for the School of Optometry at the University of NSW, lecturing both to the undergraduates and post graduates in the optometric masters course. In 1998 he was awarded his fellowship to the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrist and is now a past president of the college. In 1997 he became the first optometrist in Australia to be awarded the title of Behavioural Optometrist Specialist by the NSW Board of Registration. In 1999 he was elected the first chairman of the International Federation of Behavioural Optometry (IFBO), a position which he still presently holds.

Nick was recently recognised by his peers for his outstanding contribution to Behavioural Optometry in Australasia by being awarded the Keith Woodland Memorial Award.

Mark Hansen

Mark graduated from NSW University in 1983.

Mark has taken special interests in sports vision and contact lenses.

He was part of an optometry team screening the Australian Olympic Team for the Sydney Olympics. He has a particular interest in providing shooters with the best possible lens design for their type of sport.

Mark is one of the few optometrists who is trained in fitting speciality contact lenses, such as hard gas permeable lenses designed for to treat keratoconus or patients with unusual or high prescriptions.

He has also done extra training in dealing with patients who have very poor vision due to macular degeneration or loss of eyesight. His Low Vision expertise is all about maintaining the best possible vision for his patients and providing special aids and advice on how they can best operate doing their day to day needs. Mark also visits numerous nursing homes and aged care facilities doing special domiciliary visits.

Sean Hansen
BOptom (Hons)

Sean is married with three children and initially graduated as a Primary School teacher in 1988. After teaching locally in the Orange area he returned to university to study optometry. In 1992 he graduated with first class honours. He further developed his professional interest in children's vision by completing his fellowship of Behavioural Optometry in 1999. Sean continues his career as a clinical based optometrist working particularly with children with visually related learning difficulties and he has spoken and lectured at numerous optometry and other professional conferences. He is currently head of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists fellowship examination board.

Jake Hansen

Jake graduated from the University of New South Wales with a bachelor of optometry in 2008.

Since graduating he has been working in private practice in children's vision, contact lenses and general practice.

He was winner of the eyecare plus professional recognition award in 2011 and is currently studying Ocular Therapeutics post graduate course to become a Therapeutics certified optometrist.

Justin Clunas
B.Optom (Hons)
GradCertOcTher (UNSW)

Justin graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 1999. He went on to complete his post graduate course in Ocular Therapeutics in 2011 and is currently enrolled to become qualified in Behavioural Optometry).

Before going to gain international experience in Ireland in 2004 and further developing his professional skills in Newcastle, Justin worked for 3 years at Hansen Optometrists and as an assistant in consulting and theatre in an ophthalmology practice.

Justin returned to Orange in 2012. He specialises in contact lenses including complex fittings and, being qualified in Ocular Therapeutics, he is also able to prescribe ocular medication.

About Us

What To Bring?

For all the information you need just print off our registration form. It will explain what you need to bring and provide us with all the information we need to carry out a full and comprehensive visual examination.

How To Make An Appointment

  1. Drop in any time at 170 Summer Street. We often have free appointments available the same day.
  2. Phone us on 6362 2222
  3. Email us on and tell us your preferred day and time and we will do our best to get in then.
  4. Click here to make an appointment via our website.

Our History

Circa 1902

Circa 1940

Hansen's have been examining eyes in the Central West since 1886. Henry Hansen, a Danish jeweller and watchmaker, set up shop in Orange around the 1890's. His son Fred was the first to practice as an optometrist (1905) and to date there have been seven Hansen optometrists over four generations.

From Henry's humble beginnings there are now four optometrist and 16 full time staff at the Orange Practice making it one of the largest country practices in Australia.

It has always been our goal to provide the best professional optometric services combined with the latest in vision technology and quality eyewear. We have kept pace with the latest innovations in visual examinations like the Digital Retinal camera system to detect early Macular Degeneration or our new Auto laser refractor system that enables us to very accurately test the refractive error of an eye without needing the patient to say a word. Great with kids and those with poor eyesight.

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Please use the following contact details to get in touch, or fill in the form below to send us an email.

Eyecare Plus Orange
Phone: (02) 6362 2222
Fax: (02) 6362 9793
Address: 170 Summer Street
Orange NSW 2800
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