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Canberra Cntr Bunda Street, Canberra City ACT 2601

Business Summary
We are a full scope optometric practice providing comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens fittings and equipped with the latest technology.
About Us

Andrew Watkins Optometrist has provided the ACT community with optometric services since 1989. 

We have the highest level of instrumentation including a digital retinal camera, visual field analyser, corneal topographer, pentacam, 3D optical coherence tomographer (OCT) and on-site lens edger.

Our highly trained professional staff will provide you with advice about spectacle frames and lenses to enhance your visual and lifestyle needs.

What We Do
  • Eye Examinations
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Orthokeratology
  • Children's Vision
  • Low Vision
  • OCT & Digital Imaging
  • Visual Field Tests
  • Topography
  • Colour Vision Testing
  • Therapeutics
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Edging & Fitting
  • Repairs & Aftercare
How often should I get my eyes tested?
If you are under 60, have good health and no family history of eye disease you should have an eye exam every 2 years. You may need an annual exam if you don't meet the previous criterion. We would be delighted to see you at this practice for an eye examination and dispense you the most suitable treatment if you need that. At this practice we pride ourselves on being professional, friendly, caring and interested in the best management of your vision for you and your lifestyle.
If I need glasses, can I wear contact lenses instead?
Most prescription can be fitted with contact lenses. They can be a fantastic alternative to spectacles. It is fair to say some prescriptions will work better with contact lenses than others. Some prescriptions will see better with contacts compared to glasses and vice versa. If you wear contact lenses, you still need glasses as a backup for those occasions when contacts are not suitable.
What if my eyes are found to be compromised in health?
Certain conditions can be treated by us as optometrists and other diseases may need to be referred to an ophthalmologist. We can provide this referral and refer you to the most appropriate ophthalmologist for the condition.