Here’s the friendly local team who you’ll meet in our store.
Graduating in 1988 from UNSW, Michael worked in NSW for 2 Years whilst studying further to qualify to Practice in the UK for the next 5 Years in a number of different clinical settings in Britain, where he met his lovely wife a fellow Aussie from a central Qld town called Rockhampton.
Returning to Oz in the early 2000’s with a wide range of knowledge and experience in all aspects of eye care and health Michael and his family settled in the sunny town of Rockhampton, ultimately becoming a Partner & Director of Lawrie & Taylor Optometrists in 2006 one of the oldest longstanding practices in Rockhampton.
Completing a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2011 allows Michael to treat eye diseases and prescribe medication, working independently and in close collaboration with Ophthalmologists. Michael is a keen golfer being a member of one of the local clubs. He is active in the Rockhampton and Yeppoon communities being a long time supporter /sponsor of Yeppoon Golf Club, his second home. Michael’s other passion of sport makes him a lover of Rugby league, wearing BLUE amongst a sea of maroon!
Lilly has been with us since January 2014. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor in Vision Science and Master of Optometry, which includes therapeutics. She works mainly at the Southside practice but occasionally will cross the river and work at the Northside branch.
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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