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The Best Optometrists in Canberra


In need of a new pair of glasses? Need to update your contact lens prescription? Due for an eye check? Whatever your reason, most of us visit an optometrist once every year.

If you haven’t yet found an optometrist in the Canberra region, you’ve landed in the right place. After conducting some local research, we’ve put together a list of three of the best optometrists in Canberra.

Before we get into the list, let’s have a look at the traits we believe all the most reliable optometrists must have.

What Makes a Reliable Optometrist?

Here’s what we recommend looking for in a top-quality optometrist.

  • Full qualifications. First and foremost, the optometrist you choose to see should be fully qualified. After all, optometry is a complex medical field.
  • A great range of glasses. If you do need glasses, your optometrist should be stocked with the latest and greatest in eyewear. Whether you’re after a classic style or an on-trend statement pair, you should have a wide range of frames to choose from.
  • State-of-the-art equipment. Like other medical industries, optometry is always changing. The most reliable optometrists use cutting-edge technology to determine your prescription and detect potentially dangerous eye conditions.

Agree with our list? Anything else you would add? Share your thoughts in the comments.

The Top Optometrists in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

The following optometrists are well-stocked with stunning frames. They are home to some of the most experienced optometry professionals in the region.

Bailey Nelson Canberra

This Australian chain of trendy optometrists was founded back in 2012 in beautiful Bondi Beach. Today, it is an internationally recognised optometrist, employing some of the best in the business.

Dedicated to customer well-being, Bailey Nelson’s Canberra store is the perfect place for those looking for a set of specs that stand out from the crowd. Your new lenses will aid your vision, and, housed in a beautifully crafted frame, they’ll look fantastic, too.

Andrew Watkins Optometrist

Great eyecare, stellar customer service, and a comprehensive range of optometric treatments and examinations are what make Andrew Watkins Optometrist one of our top picks.

From prescription lenses and eyeglass fittings to the precise tracking of the eye for potentially dangerous changes, the incredible team at Andrew Watkins Optometrist are dedicated to customer experience and satisfaction.

Simpson Optometry

Whatever your eyecare needs, Simpson Optometry have you covered. With a goal to be the very best providers of optometry services in Canberra, the committed team at Simpson Optometry keep up-to-date with the latest in eyecare innovations.

What’s more, Simpson Optometry invest in cutting-edge technologies. They offer a curated range of hand-picked frames from both optical tradeshows and local suppliers. As one of the largest independent optometrists in the region, you can rest easy knowing your vision is in safe hands.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commentators who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Optometrists.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based Optometrists? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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