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Eye Examinations

At Mark Hinds Optometrists, we provide personalized eyecare with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring an exceptional optometry experience tailored to each individual. Our comprehensive services cover a wide range of eyecare needs, including treatment for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), visual field assessment using computerized perimetry, prescription spectacles and contact lenses, management of keratoconus and post corneal graft vision correction, corneal topography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), evaluations for laser vision corrective surgery, second opinions, paediatric vision care, binocular vision assessment, orthokeratology (ortho-k) for myopia control, and all aspects of eye health.

We’re pleased to offer direct billing to Medicare for some eye examinations, making the process convenient for our patients. There is some out of pocket expenses for some of our tests and our team will advise you of these fees. Please feel free to enquire about this prior to your appointment. Our team of highly qualified optometrists hold therapeutic endorsement, enabling us to address eye infections and other conditions requiring prescription eye drops. We prioritize staying updated with the latest training to provide top-notch care.

Beyond just assessing visual acuity, our comprehensive eye examinations detect ocular health issues like ARMD, glaucoma, and cataracts, as well as indicators of general health such as diabetes and hypertension.

Our commitment to excellence extends to utilizing state-of-the-art equipment for vision assessment and ocular health evaluation. We heavily invest in testing and diagnostic tools to manage even the most complex cases and find tailored solutions for each patient.

Equally important is our access to premium eyewear, including spectacles, sunglasses, and contact lenses. As an independent practice, we have the freedom to select the best products without allegiance to any buying group or franchise. We treat your eyes like our eyes – you might say we custom-eyes every eye every time.

Age Related Macular Degeneration eye exams

Age related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Australian’s over the age of 50 and one in seven of people in that age group show signs of macular degeneration. Our OCT takes a cross section of your macula to assess for areas of macular degeneration and is used to monitor these areas over time. It is important to complete scans and monitor regularly in case dry ARMD turns to wet ARMD.If there are areas of deterioration, we can refer you onto some of the best retinal specialists for further care. One of our optometrists may have given you an Amsler Grid. If you notice changes to your Amsler Grid – contact us ASAP!

One of our optometrists may have given you an Amsler Grid. If you notice changes to your Amsler Grid – contact us ASAP –

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Our practice takes great pride in providing the most comprehensive eye examination possible and uses state-of-the-art equipment to assist us in the assessment of your vision and ocular health.  We invest heavily in testing and diagnostic equipment to help manage complex cases and help to come up with the right solution for every patient.

Even more important is our access to premium spectacle, sunglass and contact lenses so that the end product has the possibility of being the best! We are NOT part of any buying group or franchise store so we selectively and carefully choose the optimum product for the best result for every patient. We treat your eyes like our eyes – you might say we custom-eyes every eye every time.

Glaucoma eye exams

In addition to our standard eye test procedures, we complete a comprehensive assessment of the health of the optic nerve including automated perimetry, OCT and a fundus photo to assess the health of your eyes qualitatively and quantitatively. Our technology allows us to compare results over time, allowing us to monitor for progression and successfully co-manage our patients with specialist ophthalmologists.


We dilate every diabetic patient annually and take a photograph and cross section of their retinas to ensure there are not issues and forward a report on to your GP and specialist so they can see exactly how things are going. We have a very close working relationship with some of Australia’s best retinal specialist ophthalmologists and can arrange further referral and monitoring in between care when needed. More importantly YOU can see for yourself as your retinal picture is on a 42 inch LCD screen!

We use the latest optometric testing equipment as only premium eye care is acceptable:

  • Visual acuity equipment including: Topcon auto-refractor, auto-keratometer, auto-pachometer (central corneal thickness), auto-tonometer and CV-5000 computerised refractor head and vision tester for extreme accuracy.
  • Optical Coherence Tomography using REVO technology gives us fine details of ARMD and glaucoma detection, management and care. Our OCT can also image the anterior segment helping us with mini-scleral and scleral contact lenses along with other RGP designs for our keratoconic, post corneal graft and irregular corneal patients. It is also able to measure axial length to monitor for myopia progression in children. The length of the eye changes with myopia / short  sightedness so it is important we record and track this to see how our treatment is working.  We do our very best to manage children with progressive myopia to keep them in good stead for the best possible outcome for the rest of their lives.  High myopia carries with it many ocular problems and if it can be avoided it should be!
  • Digital retinal imaging using high definition Nikon (12MP) digital cameras and computerised imaging for early detection and monitoring of retinal pathology.  We also have high resolution Digital Retinal Scanner for retinal imaging.
  • Medmont corneal topographer with digital contact lens simulation for complicated eyes and specialty contact lens fitting and ability to send imaging directly to laboratory for lens manufacture. 
  • Medmont visual field analyser with video feed for accurate field assessment and monitoring for issues such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (ARMD) and field loss.
  • Oculus keratograph 5 for extensive dry eye assessment including tear break up time, meibography, tear meniscus height analysis, fluorescein assessment and many more.
  • We have an extensive range of contact lens trial sets in both soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
  • Children’s vision assessment tools are extensive to detect any issues that may hinder learning. We aim to ensure that your child has the best visual skills for learning.

We love using cutting edge equipment and we are often involved in pre-release products and research so you may be asked to be a part of the future of eye care.