Dr Nicholas Altuneg – Behavioural Optometrist
B.Optom (Hons) MOAA MACBO

I established Eyes by Design in January 1998 out of my passion for helping children, especially more difficult cases including learning difficulties. I am committed to helping all children reach their full potential. I have worked on a broad spectrum of conditions ranging from Autism, Aspergers, learning difficulties, hyperactivity, gifted children, intellectually disabled, partially sighted and others.

I also enjoy working with adults and the elderly. You are never too old to develop and improve your abilities!

Some conditions can not be cured and only prevented so early diagnosis is critical!

At Eyes by Design, I allow extra consultation time and utilize the latest technology to diagnose a broader range of conditions and to detect them as early as possible.

I completed a Bachelor of Optometry course at UNSW with honours in 1993 and have also completed the Masters of Optometry courses in Behavioural Optometry, Advanced Contact Lens Studies and Ocular Therapeutics.

I have a passion for all things sport. I have represented NSW in table tennis and enjoy soccer, golf, cricket and tennis.

Miriam Murrell – Optical Dispenser

I grew up in the Northern Beaches in Sydney where I learnt to love living near beaches and lakes. I moved to the Central Coast in the mid 90’s to continue this lifestyle in a more relaxed environment. I live with my husband who is a local photographer.

After watching my father lose his eyesight, I decided to work in the optical industry to help people enjoy their life and vision. I became a qualified optical dispenser in 2012, passing with distinction. At Eyes by Design I get the opportunity to help people to find the best solutions to assist them with their vision and to have a full diverse lifestyle.

I have worked with two independent Optometrists prior to working here at Eyes by Design, one in the Sydney CBD and the other in the North.

I find that working here with Nicholas, I get the opportunity to see the enjoyment people get from clear vision that only the best lenses and frames can supply, while working in professional family practice.

In my spare time, I enjoy singing karaoke, a healthy lifestyle, yoga, reading, crafts, and going to the movies. I often explore the coast with my husband, looking for interesting locations to photograph in my spare time. My favourite restaurant on the coast is Le Chat Noir at Terrigal and I enjoying watching TV shows on Netflix.

Angela Altuneg – Practice Manager

I am the wife of Nicholas and co owner of Eyes by Design, with Over 20 years experience in the Optometry Industry.

I have helped to build the practice from the ground up with Nicholas.

My role is as practice manager and this involves management of staff, accounts, administration and inventory.

This allows Nicholas to do what he does best – looking after your eyes!!

I am very fortunate to be in a position to use my skills plus do what I love best – looking after people and their needs.

I get excited seeing that we make a difference to people’s lives and I love getting to know our patients and their family’s.   I love that we are able to give our patients good vision and I feel very satisfied when I see the positive impact that this provides to their lives.


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