Eye Examinations

Great vision is part of achieving success at work, home, sport
and life!

An eye test is how our Optometrist can assess your vision AND the health and well-being of your eyes. An annual eye check up will keep your eye health optimised and give you the ability to live your life confidently and freely. At Eyes by Design, we take our time with you, explain what we are doing and use modern technology to give you the best eye care possible.

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Why do you need an eye test?

Good vision is more than ‘clear sight’ or the ability to read the letters on a chart.

An eye examination can help you with symptoms of vision problems. Do you have:

  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty with concentrating
  • Slow reading
  • Fatigue after work
  • Tired, itchy or watery eyes
  • Difficulty holding your place when you read
  • Poor coordination

Eye Exam Benefits

An eye examination is not only essential for diagnosing and managing common vision problems but also plays a critical role in detecting other eye conditions and diseases that may not present any noticeable symptoms, such as glaucoma.
Regular eye tests are recommended by Optometrists regardless of age, as they provide an opportunity for early diagnosis, correction, or treatment to prevent further vision loss or potential permanent damage.

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What’s involved in my eye test?

You will meet with Dr Nicholas Altuneg (Dr Nick), our Optometrist with over 30 years experience (and 25 years on the Central Coast!).

Dr Nick will ask you about any visual concerns and the visual demands you have – work and lifestyle. He will also ask about your medical history, including regular medications, pre-existing medical conditions, and your family history.

Once he has this base to work from, he will begin your eye examination by checking your vision.
We will also take images of your eyes to keep on record, so we can watch for any changes or deterioration over time.

Dr Nick will discuss his findings with you and go through your options for treatment, if needed. Please ask as many questions as you need to, we are here to help you with your vision problems.

The Latest Technology To Better
Diagnose And Monitor Your Eyes

Here at Eyes by Design, our optometry practice in Kincumber, we have invested heavily on the latest innovative technology.  

Every eye test is conducted by our Optometrist, Dr Nick, so you are getting quality care and assessment.  With this technology we are able to get a professional and accurate outcome when assessing your vision profile.

We record and save your images for future reference so that we can check these results against future scans. 

Measuring changes in function over time is the best way to pick up early changes in disease in the future, even if there is no disease on the day of your first visit.

This is very important because you are not aware of most eye diseases that cause blindness in the early stages and the damage that they cause is permanent.
Early detection and treatment is the only way to prevent blindness from these conditions.
We go the extra mile for complete eye health care.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing us to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

Slit lamp photography allows us to document the front structures of your eyes under high magnification. Potentially blinding conditions such as pterygium and eyelid cancers can be monitored in detail with this technology allowing us to treat them early. It is also a great tool to manage many causes of dry eyes.

this machine automatically and accurately calculates your spectacle prescription.

Pachymetry is a measure of the thickness of your cornea. Corneas usually thin over time in clients with glaucoma or keratoconus, so this is an important tool in managing these and other diseases.

Digital Retinal Imaging technology takes an image of the back of your eye. This test is a good screening test for many diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy but gives less detail in these areas than the OCT.


We allow 45 minutes for all initial consultations, including Behavioural Assessments. Follow-up eye examinations take 15 minutes.

Eye tests are pain free. Tonometry for Intra ocular pressure measurement (test for glaucoma in older patients) involves a puff of air into each eye which can be a shock to some patients, but it doesn’t hurt.

Simply give our practice a call on 4369 8169 or click below to find a suitable time for your eye test.

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