Seeing is believing!

Black Forest Optical is dedicated to helping our community with all of their optometry needs.

Because our optometrists are registered, university-trained health professionals, they are qualified to examine the eyes, detect, diagnose and manage vision problems, and assess eye health.

What to expect.

First of all, during an eye test the optometrist will use special equipment to assess your visual acuity (how well and clearly you see), and the general health of your eyes (to detect signs or symptoms of eye disease for example).

Our optometrists can also prescribe and fit glasses or contact lenses. They can also advise you on and manage many aspects of your eye health as well as prescribe topical eye medications for problems such as allergies, infections or glaucoma.

You do not need a referral to see an optometrist.

If needed, optometrists can refer you to an ophthalmologist (specialist eye doctor) for further tests, treatment or surgery.

A Medicare rebate is available for most optometry services.

We are here to help

If you have an optometry query, drop in to our store or contact us. Our friendly staff are here to answer any questions you may have.

Optometry service
  • Prevention

    Regular check-ups vastly improve avoiding potential eye problems later in life.

  • The right fit

    After any testing we recommend the best performing and fitting products.

  • We have you covered

    With onsite HICAPS claiming facilty, Black Forest Optical is proudly associated with all major Private Health Providers.

Common Questions

Need more information? Contact us on (08) 8351 2378

Changes in vision and eye health are often quite slow and subtle, and can easily go unnoticed if not checked regularly. Our optometrists will advise you of the interval between your full eye & vision examinations which is appropriate for your vision and eye health needs. This time interval does vary for different situations, so we contact our patients when their next routine check is due. because of this, you can relax knowing your eye health is in good care.

Typically we advise an eye test every 2 years, and every year for those over 65.

Eye health is important and optometry is something that should be considered for anyone of any age. In general, a child’s first eye exam should be between 6 – 12 months of age; the next exam should be at 3 years old and again at 5-6 years old. Thereafter, yearly eye exams are recommended until age 18, even if your child does not appear to be having visual difficulties.

If your child has not had an eye exam and is starting school, we encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible. Recent research has linked many learning difficulties to visual coordination problems, therefore, it is important to consider an optometry check up for your child.

the following is a partial list of symptoms in children and adults which indicate the need for a complete vision analysis:

  • headaches, nausea or dizziness after visual concentration
  • blurred or double vision at any time
  • crossed or turned eyes
  • blinking or eye rubbing after visual concentration
  • dislike or avoidance of close work
  • short attention span
  • placing head close to book when reading or writing
  • frowning while looking at the TV or blackboard
  • difficulty reading small print
  • difficulty adjusting focus between near and far objects.

If you or one of your family members have any of the above symptoms, optometry services may be required.  you can follow up with an eye exam from one of our expert optometrists. Contact our staff for more information.

If your prescription is current (within the last two years or as stated by the doctor), you do not need an appointment to purchase glasses. You are welcome to come in anytime during our normal office hours to look at glasses. If you purchased a complete pair of glasses (frames and lenses) you are welcome to pick them up anytime within our normal office hours.

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