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Sydney optometrist Eyecare Plus Sydney CBD 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 Sydney CBD

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

About Us

Eyecare Plus CBD has been serving the Sydney city community since 1932. We have been providing comprehensive general eyecare services since that time. Our aim is to provide you with the best eyecare that we can by investing in the latest technology to check ocular health, and updating our skills and knowledge through participation in national and international conferences. We also participate in educating future Optometrists at the School of Vision Science and Optometry UNSW.

Historically we have been a practice associated with contact lens fitting. We are one of the first practices in Sydney to fit hard contact lenses and still remain one of the major contact lens practices, fitting specialised contact lenses, in the Sydney basin. We have many years’ experience in fitting rigid contact lenses for early and advanced keratoconus , post corneal grafts and miniscleral lenses. We also have an extensive myopia control practice centred around fitting orthokeratology lenses.


Our practice is located in the historic Dymocks building in the shopping heart of Sydney.

We are conveniently positioned close to Town Hall station, Myer, David Jones and the Queen Victoria Building.

Our History

Our optometry practice was established in 1932 and taken over by Charles McMonnies in 1968. Gavin Boneham joined the practice in 1997.

Our goal has always been to provide personal service in a friendly professional manner. We aim to give our patients the best possible optometrical services through our dedication to professional education and providing state of the art equipment combined with the latest clinical techniques.

Our Optometrists

Dr Gavin Boneham
B.Science (UNSW)
BOptom (UNSW) (1st Class Hons)
Visiting Fellow UNSW School of Optometry
Member: OAA
President: OSO

He graduated optometry in 1984 and was awarded his PhD in 1997. He has been working in clinical practice with particular expertise in advanced contact lens fitting and myopia control. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. He presents at both Australian and International conferences.

Gavin is a visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales 

He played 1st grade for Randwick Rugby in the late 80's and early 90's. He enjoys coaching his daughter's basketball team and all things sports.

Sarah Boneham
BOptom (Hons
1st class)
Bachelor of Science (Hons
1st class)
Clinical Supervisor UNSW School of Optometry

Sarah Boneham graduated optometry in 2014. She enjoys all aspects of optometry particularly ocular disease and therapeutics. She is therapeutically endorsed for scheduled medicines so can treat a number of anterior eye conditions and is a clinical supervisor at the University of New South Wales.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys playing team sports and baking.

Eye Health

Current Preventative Management Strategies For Myopia (Short Sightedness)

What is Myopia?

Myopia is a condition that results in blurring of distance vision and is typically corrected with conventional spectacles, contact lenses, or refractive surgery (LASIK). While clear vision can be restored using these approaches, none of these strategies offer a means of slowing the progression of myopia. The prevalence of myopia is increasing and there is evidence to suggest that both genetic and environmental factors contribute to myopia progression.


OrthoK for myopia control. Latest theories.

Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho k, is a hard lens worn at night to reshape the cornea, allowing the wearer to see without glasses and contact lenses. In this practice we fit Ortho k mainly for its benefits in slowing myopia progression.

Latest Theories:

When I first started fitting OK lenses 25 years ago they were mainly being used as an alternative to Lasik, as it provided freedom from glasses and contacts during the day but didn’t require surgery. Nowadays Ortho k is mainly fit to short sighted (myopic) children, to slow the progression. Through research, we are greatly improving our understanding of how these lenses control myopia. Exciting research is investigating what is the optimal treatment zone for myopia control. Current studies are suggesting that a smaller treatment zone may give great myopia control effect, we will watch this space!

Dr Boneham has been designing custom ortho k lenses since 2016, this allows him to incorporate new research, such as treatment zone size, into his lens designs quickly. He can also deal with more difficult fits by changing the curves of the contact lenses.

If you are interested in the latest research, or how Ortho k might work better for you don’t hesitate to call us on 9264 6784


What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea, the clear tissue in front of the coloured part of the eye, becomes thin and distorted in shape. Keratoconus does not lead to blindness but the corneal distortion will cause a decrease in your vision. Initially this condition can be treated with spectacles but, as it progresses, rigid hard contact lenses are needed to correct vision effectively. Sometimes, in the early stages, soft lenses can be used successfully.


Will rubbing my eyes make my Keratoconus worse?

The short answer is yes.

Why do some people get keratoconus? A lot of people think that allergies are the cause, but when statistics are done this condition is not significantly associated with keratoconus.

However, eye rubbing has been found to be associated with keratoconus. A number of years ago I co authored a paper with Charles McMonnies. We found evidence to further prove that eye rubbing can cause keratoconus.

Basically, the eye that had the worst keratoconus was on the same side as the strongest hand. The strongest hand rubs the eye harder and changes the eye shape more.

There has been many studies showing that eye rubbing is significantly associated with keratoconus. In our clinical practice we strongly advise no eye rubbing, especially for people with signs of keratoconus.

The problem is that the urge to rub the eyes is fairly strong especially in patients who are wearing hard lenses. Patients report that on removing the lenses that they have a strong urge to rub the eyes. There are some tactics that you can use to reduce the itching urge. A simple way is to place a cold face washer on the eyes after lens removal, This soothes the eyes and reduces the urge to rub the eyes.

The take home message from this blog is that if you have the diagnosis of keratoconus you should not rub your eyes. Make an appointment if you would like to discuss this further with us.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture in the eye leaving the cornea (the main lens of the eye) with an inadequate tear film. This occurs when the eye doesn’t produce enough tears, or the tears have a chemical composition that causes them to evaporate too quickly.


Just 2 hours in front of a digital screen can cause your eyes to feel strained and dried out. The average Australian spends 10 hours a day staring at some form of screen.

Learn more about your screen life HERE

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Eyecare Plus Sydney CBD
Phone: (02) 8422 5700
Fax: (02) 9264 6515
Address: Suite 17, Level 4, Dymocks Building
428 George Street
Sydney CBD (Sydney) NSW 2000
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