Established in 2003. Black Forest OPTICAL was the creation of Peter Eckert’s vision to have a people’s provider of Optometry and Retail Optics. A qualified Optician (Optical Dispenser), Peter had gained many years of management experience with Laubman and Pank Optometrists. Overseas corporate buy outs were the motive for Peter to start at ground level again, devoting his skills to the needs of his clients. Without heavy overheads, Black Forest OPTICAL started in the suburb of Black Forest. Product, value and the extra service provided soon saw the business evolve and then move to its current site.
Soon, Peter’s tertiary college associate would set up his own Optical Laboratory business upstairs and onsite with Peter. Jenine Durdin, Podiatrist, also has one of her consulting rooms onsite. Black Forest OPTICAL also saw the need to take its service out to those who are unable to personally visit the consulting room. In 2005, Black Forest OPTICAL established its aged care service, providing a thorough Aged Care Optometry Service throughout Adelaide. Servicing the likes of Southern Cross Homes, ACH, Resthaven, Lifecare, Eldercare, Allity and Estia Health.