At The Eye Piece, we strive on providing the best level of service. We endeavour to explore all available options to fulfill your eyewear and eyecare needs. Please find below our list of services.
Comprehensive Eye Check
First eye test? Seasoned glasses wearer?
Regardless of your eye history, regular checkups are essential. At The Eye Piece, eye exams are bulk-billed for individuals of all ages, concerns big or small. Our job is to gather information about your eyes and present it in a simple and honest manner. We discuss the overall health and well-being of your eyes as well as address any areas where we could help.
Our optometrists won’t do a quick five minute check just to sell you some glasses – we will comprehensively examine your eyes and answer any questions you may have.
Are eye exams free?
All our general eye examinations are bulk billed through Medicare.
This means patients with a valid medicare card, the eye test will be covered by Medicare.
For those who are not covered under Medicare for a bulk billed eye test, some health insurance providers may cover the cost, otherwise our eye tests are available for a small fee.
How often do I need an eye test?
If you are under 65 years old, it is recommended to have a routine eye check up every 1-2 years. If you are over 65 years old, then a yearly review is ideal.
How long do eye exams take?
No longer than 30 minutes. Our optometrists won't just do a quick five minute check to sell you some glasses - we will comprehensively check your eyes and answer any questions you may have.
Do I need an eye exam for contact lenses?
Yes. In many cases, a contact lens prescription is different to a glasses prescription. Because contact lenses sit on the eye surface, separate measurements are required to determine which lens design is most suitable for you.
Contact lenses have come a long way from being uncomfortable and drying. Almost every 6 months, a new lens is released on the market, designed to provide more comfort and clarity to the wearer. Depending on each of our individual demands, hobbies or vocation, if the correct contact lens is selected, it can be a huge advantage to the wearer and open up a new way of seeing the world.
When you have a contact lens fitting with any one of our Optometrists, our goal will be a tailored selection of contact lenses to suit your eyes. We have access to all contact lens suppliers and can choose from a variety of brands, materials, sizes, designs (multi-focal, mono-vision, single vision) and wear types (daily, fortnightly and monthly). We don't use a cookie cutter approach and do not have obligations to specific lenses. We only choose what is best for 'your' eyes.
Glaucoma, Macula and Cataracts Check
We pay careful attention when looking for eye conditions that may be subtle and present without symptoms. Diseases such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macula Degeneration and even Cancer can be diagnosed in their early stages, therefore reducing the risk of potential vision loss.
We are therapeutically endorsed optometrists, meaning we are able to prescribe antibiotics, steroids and various treatments to help treat infections, inflammations and allergies.
If a referral to an eye specialist is necessary, we can also provide recommendations and organise appointments.
The lenses in your frames are equally as important or even more important than the frame itself. The choice of lens and accuracy of measurement is critical in achieving optimal vision. The quality, particularly the coating can play a huge influence on the longevity of a pair of glasses.
Our boutiques have access to lenses from internationally recognised companies at the forefront of the industry; HOYA, Nikon and Carl Zeiss.
Whether you have purchased a frame from elsewhere or require new lenses, we are happy to talk you through your lenses and provide recommendations. We fit all lenses on-site which ensure efficient turnaround and our experienced technicians are able to fit specialised complex frames.
Bring your frames in for a discussion with one of our optical dispensers.
Loose screws, mangled arms and scratched lenses – disaster can strike even the most experienced glasses wearer. At The Eye Piece, we are more than happy to adjust, clean and repair your frames.
Replacing nose-pads, screws, adjustments and ultra-sonic cleaning can be done on the spot. In cases of more severe damage, replacement parts and lenses can be ordered in or be sent away for repair.
Being licensed stockists of Lindberg, Cartier, MYKITA and ic! berlin, we keep all sorts of unique replacement parts and our Optical Technicians have been specially trained to handle and repair them.
Our recommendation is for you to bring your frame in to any of our boutiques so that we can assess and inform you what needs to be done.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our repair service.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) uses specially designed rigid contact lenses to reshape the front surface of the eye and correct your vision whilst you sleep.
Lenses are worn overnight and are removed first thing in the morning leaving you with clear vision without needed glasses or contact lenses!
This is a safe, non-invasive and completely reversible process that only lasts for as long as the lenses are worn regularly. Orthokeratology is perfect for those who live an active lifestyle and want to be free from glasses and contact lenses.
Orthokeratology lenses are also prescribed to children to slow down the progression of their myopia (short-sightedness).
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scans
A non-invasive way to view through the eyeball to assess the health of the layers, structures and overall eyeball. If you imagine our eyes to be like an onion, it is formed by multiple layers on-top of each other. It’s impossible to see through these individual layers with a traditional microscope- this is where our new OCT machine comes into play.
Using light waves, we can take a 3D cross-section of your retina to assess each distinct layer: measuring them as well as mapping them to help detect eye diseases earlier as well as to monitor for any changes that may occur. Most effect in the early detection and prevention of Glaucoma, Macula Degeneration and more.
This scan can reveal damage that may have occurred to our eyes that comes without you realising and is undetectable by the naked eye.