EST 1984

Darryl Flegg Optometrist


PH: 4862 2027




 

SERVICES

Darryl Flegg Optometrist is committed to providing excellent patient care and quality affordable eyewear. An extensive range of services in all areas of optometric care is available. Darryl is also qualified in Ocular Therapeutics and is able to prescribe prescription eye medications. And the optometric services at the practice are all provided by the same experienced optometrist - Darryl.

All eye conditions including Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy are screened for as part of a standard eye examination. We also offer Ocular Coherence Tomography and Computerised Digital Retinal Imaging which is integral to the management of these conditions.

We are also experienced in Children’s Vision and Laser Refractive Surgery assessments.

We are able to dispense both spectacles and contact lenses, with an extensive selection of the latest frames and technologically advanced lenses available.




COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATIONS

The practice offers a comprehensive, thorough examination of your eyes by an experienced local optometrist who will make certain that not only are you seeing your best but also that the health of your eyes is normal. Often a quality personal eye examination can be overlooked for a deal, where some procedures may be conducted by a lay person. At this practice, you can always expect to be examined by Darryl and he will endeavour to get to know you so that an ongoing professional eyecare relationship can be developed.

Governments cuts to Medicare now means that around half of our consultation fees are bulk billed to Medicare, with OCT scanning and retinal imaging services attracting a modest fee.




 
 
CONTACT LENS PRACTICE

There is a large range of options for contact lenses available. From the latest in breathable disposable lenses, to multifocal lenses to rigid gas permeable and other specialty lenses, the practice is able to prescribe the best option for your vision needs.

And with contact lenses and your eye's health, experienced advice is great advice!



 
 
CHILDREN'S VISION & BEHAVIOURAL OPTOMETRY

It is important to make sure that children not only have good vision, but also comfortable vision and proper processing in the brain of the images received from the eyes. As the minimum, all children should have their vision tested by an optometrist before they go to school as one in three children has a vision problem that may impact on their learning.

A children’s vision examination will assess their ability to see as well as their ability to collect visual information and process it efficiently. The ability to correctly co-ordinate the eyes together binocularly, competently track and focus together, and have comfortable eye movements is also assessed. Spectacles or corrective exercises are given if an anomaly is detected.



 
 
DIABETES

People with diabetes are more likely to develop eye problems with the disease’s effect on the retina being the main threat to vision. This is called diabetic retinopathy, and is characterised by small blood vessels in the retina becoming fragile resulting in small haemorrages. The retinopathy process is progressive and if left untreated can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

The standard of care as recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council is annual eye examinations. At this practice all diabetic examinations include dilated pupil examination of the retina. Computerised Digital Retinal Imaging is necessary for the detection of small haemorrages and for future comparison of the condition of the retina.





 
 
COMPUTERISED DIGITAL RETINAL IMAGING

Computerised Digital Retinal Imaging has become the preferred technique for evaluating the internal health of the eye, as it aids in the detection and management of sight threatening diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, hypertension and diabetes. It is also a permanent record that can be used for future comparisons.

The practice is able to offer Computerised Digital Retinal Imaging to detect the earliest signs of retinal disease using renowned Canon imaging equipment. The quality and magnification of the images captured is such that the macula, optic nerve and retinal blood vessels are able to be viewed in amazing detail when compared to traditional techniques. It is recommended as routine for all patients over the age of 40 and is pain free.

As part of this service the images will be immediately available and the Optometrist will thoroughly explain the results to you.

The investment in Computerised Digital Retinal Imaging technology in the practice is our commitment to our patients to provide the best diagnostic eyecare.

Computerised Digital Retinal Imaging is not covered by Medicare.




 
 
GLAUCOMA TESTING - VISUAL FIELD TESTING

Visual field testing is another diagnostic test that is at times required to evaluate risk or progression of glaucoma. With glaucoma being generally caused by increased pressure inside the eye that damages optic nerve fibres, it is important to be able to evaluate the quality of the optic nerve.

Visual field testing is also used to evaluate binocular and monocular vision requirements for driving, damage from strokes and other sight threatening conditions.

Visual field testing when indicated is covered by Medicare.






 
 
OCT SCANNING

Ocular Coherence Tomography is one of the latest technologies available in eyecare, and gives 3D and cross-sectional images of the retinal layers and the optic nerve in micron resolution. OCT scans can confirm normal eye health, as well as allowing earlier detection of macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Small changes can be identified and measured allowing the monitoring of progression of eye disease.

OCT scanning is not covered by Medicare.






 


 
OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION DISPENSING

The practice welcomes the opportunity to dispense your prescription or duplicate your current spectacles.

Today’s latest edging technology links the practice directly with lens manufacturer Essilor and Hoya Laboratories both locally and overseas. This enables the practice to provide the world's best quality and latest design lenses for our patients at better than suggested retail prices and with fast efficient service times.