What they say about our practice…


Many thanks for organising corneal crosslinking and it now has medicare rebate so awesome!  The scleral contact lenses are working a treat and now I don’t need corneal grafts!

super stuff my little optometrist who tries to be a bro 🙂 L.

Mark – Dr Cronin did his corneal crosslinking and now these Hybrid Contact Lenses are just freakin’ awesome.  Comfort of a soft lens and the vision of a hard one – who comes up with these ideas?  thx for sorting them.  Back to playing football and trying to make it through the season to see us in the top 8! cheers bru.

not “Bob” 🙂

Mark thanks for the new contacts and specs! Now I can see QLD smash up the NSW team …. again 🙂 !!! I hope.

Ta Matt.


Many thanks for my new Salt specs – just beautiful. You know that I’m a big nerd so do you reckon you can put my Rx into the new version of Snap’s wearable spectacles glasses? According to Wired they are out later in the week. So so so exciting:) Go have a look at Snap Inc. First gen was rubbish but Model 002 looks geek!



Thanks for sorting out Anne with the MiSight soft contact lenses for myopia control. She loved ortho-k for years but just rubs her eyes when she is asleep so this way at least we can still do our best trying to stop her from getting as short sighted as me! At least then she can get LASIK later on:)



A quick not to let you know that these SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses have made a world of difference for me. I tried mini scleral lenses for years and got lots of foggy crappy vision at lunch time. These lenses fit better and don’t stuff my eyes around. Awesome job mate!


Opto, Thanks for sorting out my racing sunnies in prescription! I just need some peptides and new legs and I’m in the Giro 2019!
Cheers, Sam.

Many thanks for your fashion advice on my new Barton Perreira Optical frame with new blue blocking lenses.  No more computer fatigue.  OK I lied about the fatigue 🙂 but they are lovely! Just nice to have Barton Perreira Optical in Brisbane.


Mark – Thanks for sorting out junior with his sports specs for playing soccer.  I know he is still a bit young for ortho-k or soft contact lenses.  So these are just brilliant!  Cheers Pat.

Mark –

Just a quick note – These new DT1 multi-focal contact lenses are ridiculously comfortable.  I have no idea what a water gradient contact lens is but it must be ok?   I can not feel the little buggers morning, lunch or dinner time!  Good one!  And no other country in the world has them… nice!


Thanks for my Rudy Project prescription specs for cycling.  Ready now to go get stuck into Mt Glorious early and in style with my transition prescription shades.  How the hell do they get the prescription into the blade?

Nice Work.  Dave – Newstead.

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your help with Constance and her myopia.  She was 350 3 years ago and now just 400 unbelievable.  Her sister did not do ortho-K and she is 700 in both eyes.  Very happy with orthoK and Constance very happy not to wear spectacles at school all day.  Nice to see you help us so much.  We are grateful please visit our restaurant!



Many thanks for helping me with my keratoconus.  Finally someone has sorted out my miserable keratoconic eyes.  I have struggled for years and years with bad fitting contact lenses.  The new hybrid contact lenses are just a Godsend.  Yes I do still have bad days with them but that is just my allergies playing up.  Thank you thank you thank you for getting me sorted.  I will be watching the Olympics and able to see them! All the best and see you at the end of the year.

Andrew on the GC.

Dear team at Mark Hinds Optometrists,

Angie got her new specs for school and the wonderful things she tells me we can now watch are Angry Birds movie, Eurovision 2016 and of all things X-men: Apocalypse!  Maybe she can see the board at school too?  Many thanks for looking after her and she really had a great time with the girls on Saturday picking her new Marc by Marc Jacobs – they just look lovely and Angie just wants to wear them unlike the $99 ones (that did not cost $99!!!!) from elsewhere.  Very appreciative.  See you in 6 months – Lyndal.

Mark you little gem! Bausch and Lomb Biotrue one day multifocal contact lenses just changed my life. No reading specs over my contact lenses. Just beautiful. So thankful for discussing my contact lens options with you. How the hell don’t they dry out like my old ones? That’s all I have to say?? Nice work On another note the orthoK with Ben is working just brilliantly no change to his short-sightedness in the last 3 years. We are winning all around so far so good.

How good are these new multifocal daily disposable contact lenses! I can read, see my computer and drive no worries. Bye-bye glasses for most of my life even being over 40 (just) and not needed multifocal glasses. A new lens every day is so comfortable and wearable gets my through my day. The best thing is working as a nurse I am not trying to put my specs on and off at work. Brilliant technology very grateful for Mark spending the time to discussing multifocal contacts with me. Life changing. Irene.

Mark Hinds Optometrists what a range of beautiful glasses! I was tossing up between the Kate Spade, Orgreen, Celine, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Jimmy Choo I think that was all of them.. hang on put Mexx in there too?. I still can’t believe the prices were so good beautiful frames and great value. Really have no idea how Specsavers continue to say how good they are they have nothing on you guys!!! Three pairs OMG! Not sure which ones to wear they are just lovely. Do you know those blue blocking lenses seem to work with my habit of iPhone in bed used to keep me awake not now!! Blue blocking spectacle prescription lenses wow. Yup that’s probably it. Just saying thanks?!!

Guys just a quick note to let you know that Guy now thinks that he is Captain America in his new Barton Perreira specs you might want to see http://www.bartonperreira.com/exposure/faces/ – thanks again for looking after us.

Gee and team thank you for my G-Star Raw sunnies! Totes awesome. I will be back for more contact lenses also. Ta Katie.

#Rayban sunglasses very nice and the gold rims with mirror lenses. Oh yeah! #sunglasses #markhindsoptometrsts #greatoptometrists #fashioneyewear

Mark was able to see me quickly and sort out my sore red eye. He got me the prescription drops and got me back to recovery quickly. I am so glad that my busy life was not interrupted by a painful red eye! Thx Lee

Mark these daily soft contact lenses have been great for soccer for us old over 30’s players! I still cant believe I did not get these in time for the Asian Cup as I missed my calling! I’ve been running around blind. Funny how many other guys in the team now say they are using soft contact lenses too. Watch out David Beckham! Nice work.

All the girls at Mark Hinds Optometrist a big well done on sorting me out with awesome specs. Feeling a little Bold and the Beautiful! #BARTON PERRIERA

My local GP, Dr Tim Vo, works closely with Mark as fortune would have it. I had some funny floaters in my right eye and I saw my GP who asked Mark to see me asap. Within 2 hours I had seen Mark then retinal specialist Dr Anthony Kwan and getting laser to seal off a retinal tear that afternoon. Unbelievable! Very grateful to my team of health professionals. THANK YOU ALL!

Mark sorted me out with scleral lenses for my corneal grafts which have worked out great. I see Dr Peter Beckingsale for the grafts and Mark sends him all of his information and can help with the medications if the eyes need some settling down. It works well and it is very nice to know that I am well looked after. Regards, Will.

Mark thank you for getting my cataracts sorted out with Dr Brendan Cronin at QEI. He was great and it was painless. He tells me that you can monitor my dry ARMD with your OCT and I am sure that you know what that means. The new reading glasses are great and only need them from time to time. C U 4 the OCT in 6 months. C

I would like to say a quick thank you to Mark and the girls for all the help you have given me for my glaucoma drops and macular degeneration. Every optometrist should have all the testing equipment that you have and work with my eye specialist just like you do. It would save so many older people so much time and effort. Thank you again and I will see you when my drops prescription needs filling shortly. Sincerely, Joyce.

My mum asked me to send you an email to say thanks for getting me to see the corneal specialist at QEI so fast. If found him to be nearly as funny as you. He has done his corneal cross linking which was really not that bad, I got time off school. I got your SynergEyes hybrid contact lens link and they look good. Mum reckons once I get them I won’t be as annoying as Donald Trump whatever that means? Probably because I will be able to get out of the house and playing baseball again and will see the ball! See you in a bit. Ta.

My 13 yo son has been struggling wearing his glasses for sport, school and let’s face it life. Orthok with him has been a Godsend for him to just wear a lens to sleep in and nothing during the day means that it is simply one more thing he can’t lose at school. Thanks for sorting him out and hopefully this myopia control technique keeps him from getting more short sighted. Cheers.

Mark you are not as cool as that guy from Jurassic World and you are not as fast as Lance Armstrong on your bicycle but you really know how to fit my weird shaped corneas with RGP contact lenses! Amongst the banter and fun times which is supposed to be a sterile and formal consultation we got great vision and so much better comfort than the old little button ones I was wearing. So this is what a contact lens specialist can do:) – SEE you on the bike Ryan.

A quick thanks to Mark and his team for helping me with my keratoconus and RGP contact lenses. My corneal specialist at Queensland Eye Institute did a great job of stopping my keratoconus getting worse with corneal crosslinking and asked me to see Mark a month after the surgery. Now I am smashing at cricket in my hybrid SynergEyes contact lenses which I love they rock and I am waiting for the call up for the cricket world cup! You will never guess that I have now watched all the Star Wars movies including your favourite The Force Awakens or was that Fifty Shades of Grey ?? See you in 6 months Ben.

Mark has sorted all three of my children with orthoK contact lens. Myopia control is something that we have researched and we wanted to help to stop our children being as short sighted as us parents. We have seen lots of problems with big myopia and with Mark’s help and orthokeratology this seems to be helping the myopia control. So far so good and at least we try but it is good news. Thank you Mark Hinds Optometrists.

Thank you Mark for getting my keratoconus sorted out for me. I have those funny kera-rings or maybe they are called intacs I dont know. I saw Dr Hamish McKee at Laser Sight Centres at Maroochydore and he was awesome with his treatment and the best thing he did was ask me to see you in Brisbane. I have tried all sorts of contact lenses and had some real trouble but these are working great. Its a shame I cant see that well in glasses but I do that kick boxing thing like Ronda Rousey anyway ?.

Mark and team I would like to say a quick thank you for my Rudy Project prescription cycling specs. They are not as cool as my Maui Jim sunnies I got from you but it is amazing how prescription can be put into both of these. Nice work and see you on the bike!

I just want to thank Mark and team for helping me with my eyes. I have keratoconus and Marfan syndrome and I am a tall basketball player. I now can wear hybrid contact lenses for all day at school and for sport. They don’t move around like my old ones and I shoot like Lamar Odom! Maybe one of the Kardashian girls will date me now ?? At least I can see while playing Agar.io and Call of Duty.

I travelled all the way from north Queensland to see Mark for scleral contact lens fitting. He worked closely with my optometrist up here and my corneal specialist ophthalmologist in Brisbane. What a great result to my poor vision that I get in glasses. I can now watch Netflix, the next rugby world cup, the cricket world cup and even Jarryd Hayne playing American football. Amazing the vision difference to my life is just great. I can now visit my local optometrist and Mark liaises with him if he needs a hand. Nice work guys thanks.

Georgia and the team thank you for my new Maui Jim sunglasses. Love the lenses and love the frames! You took the time to make sure we got the right solution for me.

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