The Eye Practice Optometrist in Sydney’s CBD is not just about prescribing glasses. We’re about comprehensive eye health and peace of mind. When choosing an optometrist or eye-care provider, keep the following points in mind:

Glasses need to not only be accurately made, but also to look great

The face is the first thing we see when meeting someone. Wearing the right pair of glasses to a business meeting is just as important than wearing the right suit. The Eye Practice offers an exclusive range of premium eye wear brands and their highly-trained staff will help you choose the best pair.

Looking for the perfect frame?

The Eye Practice recognises that there’s more to choosing the perfect frame than picking out a style you like the look of. We invest time listening to the details of your lifestyle, your work, your wardrobe and your unique style. This is how you find that perfect pair of glasses for you.

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How’s your peripheral vision?

When choosing an optometrist, check which diagnostic tests are included in your eye test. At The Eye Practice, every patient gets a routine visual field test to check their peripheral vision. The letter chart only tests the central 2% of your vision.  Many eye diseases such as glaucoma and neurological disease cannot be detected from reading the letter chart.  But they will be picked up on a visual field test.

A photo is not as good as an OCT

Since 2005, The Eye Practice has offered Optical Coherence Tomography – or OCT – as part of your routine eye examination.  This test is the equivalent of an MRI scan, and maps all the layers of the eye. OCT allows the detection of problems under the surface of the retina, macula and optic nerve. A retinal image is not capable of this.

Is your corneal thickness normal?

At The Eye Practice, we routinely measure the central corneal thickness of all our patients. This is called pachymetry. This has been shown to be a more effective red flag for glaucoma than the eye pressure measurement most practices rely on.

Eye strain can be managed

We also routinely screen our patients for visual stress – one of the biggest contributors to eye strain. This is not something that is normally provided as part of a routine eye examination.

Choosing an optometrist: are they therapeutically endorsed?

All optometrists can test your eyes but our optometrists have done extra training in pathology and ocular therapeutics that is not standard. If an eye condition is diagnosed, in most cases our optometrists are qualified to manage or treat it. This avoids having to refer you to a GP or ophthalmologist.

One size does not fit all

At The Eye Practice, we recognise that 70% of contact lens wearers ultimately fail to wear their lenses successfully. We avoid a one-size-fits-all approach and custom-fit the best possible lens to each individual.

No eye is too difficult

We deal from the simple to the most complex contact lenses. This includes fitting lenses for eye diseases such as severe dry eyes, keratoconus. We even fit lenses and after surgery such as corneal transplantation.

We know dry eye

The Eye Practice offers one of the most advanced Dry Eye practices in the Asia Pacific area. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques used to diagnose and treat various forms of dry eye, from mild to severely debilitating.

Are you being heard?

We recognise that each person’s eye disease is unique to them.  We take considerable time to listen to your story and develop a complete picture of your ocular and medical history. Many patients comment that is the first time they have been properly listened to.

If you need it, we’ll get it

The Eye Practice goes to considerable lengths to source the highest quality products for our patients.  From non-toxic eye-makeup for dry eye sufferers to premium eye masks for warm compresses, we’ll get it if you need it. We have no hesitation in sourcing and offering the best product for the job.

Our partners are second to none

Providing the best possible product and service does not stop at our door. We work closely with the most experienced ophthalmologists in Sydney and interstate to provide a complete eye care package. We also work closely with the best compounding pharmacies in Sydney. This ensures your eye drops are available in a preservative-free formula.