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UPDATE 17:30pm 26TH MARCH 2020

SORRY WE ARE TEMPORARILY

CLOSED

THE COMMONWEALTH DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT ONLY THE MOST URGENT EYE EXAMINATIONS SHOULD BE PERFORMED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF PATIENTS AND STAFF.

IF YOU HAVE AN EYE EMERGENCY, PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE EYE AND EAR HOSPITAL AT 32 GISBORNE ST EAST MELBOURNE OR CALL THEM ON 9929 8666

PLEASE BE AWARE ALL ORDERED GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES WILL BE DELIVERED VIA AUSTRALIA POST OR BY HAND TO YOUR DOOR. PLEASE CALL NIDDRIE ON 9379 8086 AND GISBORNE ON 5428 8881 TO ARRANGE PREFERRED DELIVERY OPTIONS.

IF YOU NEED FURTHER NON URGENT EYECARE, FOR EXAMPLE GLAUCOMA PRESCRIPTIONS, DRY EYE MEDICATIONS, NEW GLASSES, NEW CONTACT LENSES OR OTHER, PLEASE CALL ABOVE NUMBER OR EMAIL merringtonappt@gmail.com SO WE CAN ASSIST YOU.

MERRINGTON OPTOMETRY WILL OPERATE AS NORMAL AS SOON AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ALLOWS.

About Us

120 years of providing quality eyecare for Australian families

Since 1899, the Merrington family have been providing quality eye vision to Australian families. Dr Peter Merrington and Dr James Merrington are the third and fourth in the Merrington family line (and indeed the 7th and 8th in the Merrington family) to be registered Australian Optometrists.

Dedicated to giving our patients the best quality eyecare available, our wonderful team, along with our unique and extensive experience, has allowed us to provide our loyal patients with the service and care they deserve.

James and Peter always find time at the end of your extensive consultation to carefully explain your situation and they will advise the best way forward for you and any affected family members as well.

Our onsite laboratory ensurers that we can get you your glasses as quickly as possible, with a turn around of 1 hour possible in some cases! Plus our 2,200 frames can ensure you walk away looking your best as well as seeing your best.

Australian and family owned optical care for 120 years

As registered therapeutic optometry practitioners, James and Peter offer the highest quality OCT scans, digital retinal scans and Visual fields available to monitor various eye conditions, including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Retinal Diabetes, Dry Eye, Cataracts, and many more.

Our Optometrists

About James.

Dr James Merrington is a qualified Optometrist and Ocular Theraputics practioner with 13 years of experience. He studied at UNSW and Melbourne Uni, graduating in 2006 and 2015 respectively.

As well as running multiple practices, James has volunteered in remote hospitals and communities in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi, helping both look after some of the worlds poorest patients, as well as training their local up and coming Optometrists.

“I am so fortunate to have the opportunity these days, through all my University, Undergraduate and Postgraduate training, to help people improve and maintain good vision and good eye health throughout their life, as well as play a role in detecting, treating and monitoring so many other health conditions.” -Dr James Merrington

About Peter.

Dr Peter Merrington is a qualified Optometrist and Ocular Theraputics practioner with 49 years of experience. He studied at UNSW, London Hospital and Melbourne Uni, graduating in 1970, 1972 and 2015 respectively.

His extensive optometric experience overseas, as well as in Australia, has meant that Peter has seen many thousands of patients.

“I have loved working in the Australian Optometric industry because of the people I get to meet. Its such a pleasure to get to know each of my patients and to work with them to find the best solution for their eyes and vision, both today and in the future” -Dr Peter Merrington

Opening Hours:

Monday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Services

OCT Scans

Our incredible OCT will take 3D scans of your eyes, presenting us with detailed images to check for a variety of eye conditions.

Digital Retinal Scans

We have the latest 6 image digital retinal scan that presents clear and important images to check for a variety of eye conditions.

Visual Fields

This test is used to detect areas of vision loss (blind spots) caused by a brain tumor, stroke, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension, or head trauma. It can also be used to monitor the progression of previously known visual field loss.

Medicare and Health Funds

Book an Eye health appointment today with no cost to you!

We recommend that everyone under 65 have an eye test at least every 2 years and everyone over 65 every year.

Bulk billed eye health check available when listed on a valid Medicare card without optometry restrictions

We accept all of the best Health Funds through our HICAPS machine, including the following:

  • Medibank Private
  • BUPA
  • Australian Unity
  • HBF
  • GMHBA
  • Doctors Health
  • Defence Health
  • Navy Health
  • CBHS
  • Frank
  • NIB
  • And many more…

Offers

Get 20/20 Vision, in the year 2020, with 20% Off Frames when you purchase any frame and lens package

We are celebrating our 120th Birthday!!

Join us in our celebrations by taking advantage of our $120 off designer frames offer! Purchase any frame and lens and take $120 off the price of your complete pair of glasses.

Limited time only. Excludes all other offers.

2 for 1 Offer

As always, we have our amazing 2 for 1 offer available instore for you and your family. Buy one pair of frames and lenses and get a second pair, with frames up to the same value and single vision lenses at no extra cost! All this, plus two cases and two cleaning cloths to go with each pair of glasses!

Contact Us

ABN: 48 138 252 838

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