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.
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The Top 5 Optometrists in Canberra According to You
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.
Owner Ross has been practicing optometry since graduating from the University of New South Wales in 1997. He’s always looking at ways to extend his education in optometry and offers a high level of service to all of his customers young or old. From eye checks to eyeglass and contact lens fittings, Ross is a well-experienced optometrist with many happy clients.
Located in Barton, Capital Eye is an independent practice offering a personalised optometry service. Nicola, Shane and Effie are a small team dedicated to providing excellent eye care solutions. Their extensive website gives a great insight into good eye health and provides a virtual tour of the practice. The FAQ’s page can help you to determine what to bring, how much and even where to park!
Australian owned Optometry group George and Matilda Eyecare Canberra practice is headed up by Betty Fox. Betty joined the practice, originally opened in 1973, and provides eye examinations for children and adults for cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. With instant health fund claims and Medicare rebates available Vision City is open Monday to Saturday.
Only handpicked unique optical designers are stocked in Anthony and Bella’s aptly named Eye Candy. Spending much of his misspent youth in Italy, Anthony gained a wealth of experience in optometry and a good understanding of European style. Explained simply, Anthony knows his stuff when it comes to all things eyeballs. He’s also more than happy to chat to anyone about optometry or his kids football games over an espresso.
Practice owner Michael McMahon runs his local optometry practice under the Eyecare Plus flag. Offering a range or services such as eye health and vision checks, optical dispensing and laser vision correction. Michael and his team are well experienced and span across 2 locations. You can find them at the Tuggeranong or City Centre practices Monday to Friday.
Who did you pick?
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