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Quality Eyewear for Everyone

For 25 years Watsonia Optical has been providing quality advice for achieving great vision and maintaining excellent eye health. We provide beautiful, high quality frames as well as the latest technology in spectacle lenses. We also specialise in providing extended wear contact lenses that you can even safely sleep in overnight!

In the heart of Watsonia

Both the practice itself and the team at Watsonia Optical are relaxed, warm and inviting. We guarantee that when you visit us we will inform you of all of your available options, some of which you probably will hear about from us first.

Watsonia Optical

Watsonia Optical

Great lenses, frames and service!

Great Variety

Great Variety

Popular eyewear styles

About Me

Jeremy Richards
Optometrist and owner of Watsonia Optical

Jeremy graduated from University of Melbourne in 1996. He has worked for himself for the majority of his career, and prides himself on being able to communicate to everyone, from toddlers to people even older than his parents.
Jeremy spends his spare time trying to make his “dad” jokes less painful, with limited success.
Jeremy hopes his humorous and positive attitude to life is infectious to everyone he meets. Even his in-laws.

Clinical Services

Important in developing good depth perception, it affects coordination and hand to eye skills. Binocular vision isn’t something you’re born with, but we have to learn it, and like all skills sometimes can be helped with a little training.

Comprehensive eye examination tailored to children. We specialise in making eye tests informative, engaging but most of all fun.

More than just an eye test, a holistic and extensive consultation to evaluate your individual eye health and eyewear needs. Every eye test is customised to each individual person. There is no one-size-fits-all approach here.

We assess your suitability for contact lenses and teach you how to wear and care for your contacts. We offer the latest advances in contact lenses, including maintenance-free daily lenses, and even extended wear monthly contact lenses that can safely stay in your eyes overnight for one whole month!

Comprehensive examination for diabetics to assess the ongoing health of your eyes. The eyes offer a unique insight into the health of your body, and can be the first place diabetic trouble strikes.

Targeted treatments to reduce the symptoms and irritation caused by Dry Eye. Dry eye is one of the most common eye irritations, and can often be fixed very quickly and easily.

Extraction of a foreign body in the eye. We offer expert skill in removing grinding sparks and other unwanted objects in your eye.

A digital image taken of the retina, blood vessels and the optic nerve to assist in early detection and management of certain eye diseases. We believe this to be so important that it will always be your optometrist who sets up and takes these photos.

Prescription of safety glasses and guidance on how to maintain healthy eyes in the workplace. We have extensive experience in dealing with local and national company employee safety glasses which conform to Australia n Standards. We can offer something of benefit to the home handyman/tradesperson in you!

Visual enhancement training and/or special sports eyewear to maximise your vision and performance. Good Vision is partly born with and partly learned. Why not make yours the best it can be?

Practice Facilities

We are also
Open Saturdays!

We are open Saturday morning 9am - 1pm for your convenience

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