Thursday, January 11, 2024


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Compassionate Considered Care With Eyecare Plus Ayr

Delivering exceptional service with the utmost care and consideration is integral to Eyecare Plus Ayr.

Having been a central service in the Burdekin for over 70 years, Eyecare Plus Ayr is synonymous with meticulous health care and a gentle approach.

And now, with new ownership at the helm of the business as of 2018, Eyecare Plus Ayr continues to provide optometry services to the region.

Shannon Davies is the current owner and Optometrist, who has lived locally for the past decade. Shannon has been an optometrist for 20 years and was Australia’s first indigenous female optometrist, graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2004.  

“As we come into our third year under the current ownership, it has been a pleasure to welcome previous patients and new patients alike into our practice to serve their eye care and eyewear needs,” Shannon explained.

She is joined in her practice by three other team members.

“Our team has two qualified optical dispensers and boasts a combined experience of over 45 years in the optical industry,” Shannon explained.

“Eyecare Plus is the longest servicing optometry practices in Ayr,” and Shannon is proud of the lasting legacy.  

“Given the long serving history of the practice, the first challenge was upgrading the optometry equipment as well as refreshing the sunglasses and spectacles frames to ensure we are providing an optimal optometry service and meeting optical current trends,” she added.

“We are really happy with the results and by all reports our patients are as well!

“We are locally owned and provide a high level of not only optometry care, but our team are trained in optical dispensing,” she said.

“While the practice looks the same from the exterior the upgrading of equipment has allowed us to provide excellent optometric care.”

Offering comprehensive vision and eye health assessments, Eyecare Plus also offers early detection of macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, provision of contact lenses, co-care with ophthalmology practices, driving licence vision assessments, diabetic co-management with GPs, removal of foreign bodies and prescription of the therapeutic ocular drops.

"We offer range of latest fashion brands and high quality lens designs and technology as well as an exceptional optometry service.”

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