Here’s the friendly local team who you’ll meet in our store.
Bernard graduated from the School of Optometry in Johannesburg in 1981, and spent two years in the Ophthalmology Department of South Africa's biggest teaching hospital. He then worked at Hawkes and Wainer in London, before emigrating to Australia to take up an opportunity at an independent optometrist in Canberra. Following this, Bernard moved to Sydney, operating his own private practice in Randwick, until he finally settled in sunny Byron Bay.
Bernard is the co-founder of Vision Eyewear Lismore, which rebranded as Specsavers Lismore in 2008, and resigned this role in June 2018 to come and join the Headware Baillina team.
When he’s not following his passion for optometry, you’ll find Bernard slogging it out in the hills on a mountain bike, or putting in laps in the pool.
We're registered with all major Australian health funds for your optical rebates, which includes contact lenses, prescription glasses, and prescription sunglasses, and also provide bulk-billing services for all eligible patients.
Everyone’s eyes are different, but you should have an eye test at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optometrist.
Now’s the time to come in and let us help you get the jump on any potential vision loss.
It helps to come in more regularly, so we can ensure you’ve got the right lenses and make sure we detect any eye disease early.
This one’s mostly up to you, but what really determines whether you need glasses or contacts will be the results of your eye test, and your circumstances.
When you come and see us we can provide you with advice about what choice is going to be best for you while you browse our range of frames and find a look that suits you.
How long will my consultation take?
Our standard eye test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
How frequently should I have an eye test?
It is recommended that you have an eye test at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optometrist. If you are experiencing any vision concerns it is recommended that you book an appointment.
I have a glasses prescription. Can I use this for contact lenses?
No, glasses and contact lens prescriptions are completely different as the power of each prescription will vary.
Can I use my health fund extras cover at this optometrist?
Yes, we are registered with all major Australian health funds.
Are my frames and contact lenses covered by a guarantee?
Our products are guaranteed for a period of twenty-four months from the date of purchase against all manufacturing defect.
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