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Our Services

  • Eye Examinations for Adults and Children

    At Outlook Eye Centre, we provide thorough eye examinations for adults and children alike. Our comprehensive exams are designed to evaluate your vision and check for any potential eye health issues. For adults, we focus on visual acuity, refractive errors, and early detection of eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. For children, we emphasize developmental milestones and ensure their vision is developing correctly, identifying issues such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eyes) early on. We believe it is important for all children to have an eye examination before they start school. Vision is so important to learning and development so making sure your child has clear and comfortable vision during their day is our priority. Our friendly and experienced team ensures a comfortable and stress-free experience for all ages, making sure you and your family receive the best care possible.

  • Eye Health Assessments

    Your eye health is crucial, and our detailed eye health assessments are here to keep your vision in top shape. We use advanced diagnostic tools to detect and monitor eye conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and more. By catching these issues early, we can provide timely treatments to preserve your vision. Our assessments include a thorough examination of the retina, optic nerve, and overall eye health, ensuring we spot any changes or concerns. Trust us to keep a vigilant eye on your ocular health, providing you with peace of mind and optimal vision care.

  • Primary Eyecare and Therapeutics

    Our primary eyecare services cover all your basic eye care needs and more. From routine eye exams to managing eye infections, allergies, and dry eye syndrome, we’ve got you covered. We also offer therapeutic treatments for various eye conditions, ensuring you receive the most appropriate care. Shannon stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in eye care to provide you with effective solutions. Whether you need prescription adjustments, treatment for an eye condition, or simply have concerns about your vision, we're here to help you see clearly and comfortably.

  • Children's Vision

    We understand the unique needs of children's vision care and are dedicated to ensuring your child's eyes are healthy and developing properly. Our pediatric eye exams are tailored to be fun and engaging, making the experience enjoyable for kids. We check for common childhood vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism however we go deeper and look at eye movement skills, eye focussing and eye teaming. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing long-term vision issues, and we are committed to providing the best care for your child's eyes. With our help, your child can enjoy clear vision and excel in school, sports, and everyday activities.

  • Behavioural Optometry

    Behavioural optometry goes beyond traditional eye care by focusing on how vision affects your daily activities and overall well-being. We assess and treat vision problems that impact reading, learning, and sports performance. Our approach includes evaluating visual processing, eye tracking, and coordination to identify issues that might be affecting your or your child's performance. Our goal is to enhance your quality of life by addressing and treating the underlying visual issues.

  • Refractive Surgery Assessments

    Considering refractive eye surgery to correct your vision? Our refractive surgery assessments provide a thorough evaluation to determine if you're a suitable candidate for procedures like LASIK or PRK, lens exchange or implantable contact lenses. We assess your eye health, corneal thickness, and refractive errors to ensure the best outcomes. Shannon will guide you through the entire process, from initial consultation to post-operative care, ensuring you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. Experience the freedom of clear vision without glasses or contacts with our expert guidance and care.

  • Contact Lens Fittings

    Finding the perfect contact lenses has never been easier with our personalized fitting services. We take the time to understand your lifestyle, visual needs, and eye health to recommend the best contact lenses for you. Whether you need daily disposables, extended wear lenses, or have specific needs like astigmatism or multifocal lenses, we ensure you get a comfortable and precise fit. Our comprehensive fitting process includes trial lenses and follow-up appointments to make sure you're happy with your lenses and experiencing optimal vision and comfort.

  • Orthokeratology

    Imagine waking up with clear vision without the need for glasses or daytime contacts—orthokeratology makes it possible! Our ortho-k treatments involve wearing specially designed contact lenses overnight that gently reshape your cornea, correcting your vision while you sleep. This non-surgical method is ideal for those who want freedom from daytime lenses or who are not candidates for laser surgery. Perfect for active individuals and children, ortho-k provides clear vision all day long, giving you the freedom to enjoy life without visual limitations.

  • Safety Glasses

    Protecting your eyes is essential, and our selection of safety glasses ensures you stay safe in any environment. Whether you need protective eyewear for work, sports, or hobbies, we offer a range of high-quality safety glasses that meet industry standards. Our safety glasses are designed for comfort and durability, providing excellent protection against impacts, chemicals, and other hazards. Don't compromise on eye safety—come in and find the perfect pair of safety glasses to suit your needs and keep your vision protected.

  • Aviation Medications

    For our patients who are pilots, we offer specialized aviation medication services. We understand the unique vision requirements for flying and provide the appropriate treatments and prescriptions to meet those needs. We are CASA approved to provide aviation eye examinations. Trust us to keep your eyes flight-ready, so you can focus on what you love—flying.

  • Designer Glasses

    Elevate your style and vision with our curated collection of designer glasses. We offer a wide range of frames from top brands, ensuring you find the perfect pair that suits your taste and lifestyle. We will help you select frames that not only look great but also provide the best fit and comfort. With our designer glasses, you don't have to compromise between fashion and function—see clearly and make a statement with our stunning eyewear options.

  • Prescription Sunglasses

    Enjoy the sun with clear and comfortable vision thanks to our prescription sunglasses. We offer a variety of stylish frames and lenses that provide UV protection and visual clarity. Whether you need polarized lenses for driving, sports-specific sunglasses, or fashionable everyday wear, we have the perfect pair for you. Our prescription sunglasses ensure you stay protected from harmful rays while looking great and seeing clearly. Embrace the outdoors with confidence and style.

  • IPL Treatment

    Say goodbye to dry eyes with our IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment. This innovative therapy helps manage chronic dry eye symptoms by reducing inflammation and improving the function of the meibomian glands. Additionally, IPL treatment can enhance the appearance of the skin around your eyes, reducing redness and improving texture. Shannon provides this non-invasive treatment in a comfortable setting, offering you relief from dry eyes.

  • Veterans’ Affairs and Pensioners Eyecare Programs

    We proudly offer specialised eye care services for veterans and pensioners. Recognizing the unique needs of these valued members of our community, we provide comprehensive eye examinations, tailored treatments, and eyewear solutions covered under various benefits programs. We ensure that you receive the highest quality care with respect and understanding. Whether you need new glasses, management of chronic eye conditions, or simply a routine check-up, we're here to support your vision health and well-being every step of the way.

Eye Examinations &
Eye Health Assessments

Our comprehensive eye examinations for adults and children generally take 30 to 40 minutes and will involve a thorough assessment of vision, visual needs and eye health. Regular 2-yearly eye examinations and eye health assessments are vital, especially for the over 40’s and those with a family history of diabetes, glaucoma or macular degeneration. We have invested in state-of-the-art OPTOS digital retinal imaging technology which allows us to detect eye health issues.

This straightforward imaging procedure provides an ultra-wide scan of the eye’s retina and allows us to build a photographic history of your eyes so we can monitor any changes. Following your eye examination, all the results will be explained to you and we will provide you with the best eye care solution, tailored to your individual needs.

Primary Eye Care and Therapeutics

Outlook Eye Centre is your first stop for primary eye care in Toowoomba. As your local therapeutically endorsed optometrist, Shannon can fast track diagnosis and treatment of a large range of acute and chronic eye conditions. These include sore and red eyes, eye infections, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma and eye injuries including foreign body removal.

You don’t need to make a visit to your GP – Shannon can prescribe eye medications and treat your eye condition. If required, we can provide referral to an ophthalmologist. As part of our commitment to primary eye care, Outlook Eye Centre offers an after-hours emergency service because we understand that eye injuries and eye infections can happen at the most inconvenient times.

Children's Vision

Behavioural Vision Care

We can all benefit greatly from a behavioural approach to vision care. At Outlook Eye Centre we make sure that your vision is maximised for your daily activities. Sight problems can easily be detected and treated with glasses, contact lenses or vision therapy, and how we visually process our world through eye movement, shifting focuses, maintaining eye alignment and controlling attention are a big focus of the eye care philosophy at Outlook Eye Centre Toowoomba.

Children's Vision

Children's Vision

Healthy vision is an important part of the learning process and can determine success at school. Reading, writing and computer work are among the visual skills that students are required to perform daily. In fact, many experts believe that approximately 80% of learning comes through a child's eyes. Despite the strong correlation between vision and learning, many people underestimate the number of children affected by eye and vision problems.

A study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that one in ten Australian children suffer from a long term eye disorder. They found that along with allergies and asthma, eye disorders are the most common long-term health problems experienced by Australian children. The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful. Comprehensive eye examinations play a critical role in this process.

At Outlook Eye Centre, our children’s eye examinations take around 30-45 minutes. Shannon is passionate about children’s vision. Her wealth of experience together with her warm, reassuring manner ensures that your child’s eye examination will be an enjoyable and positive experience for them.

We encourage a parent or special carer to be in the consulting room and we suggest that mornings are a good time for your child’s eye examination as children are generally well rested and fresh. It is recommended that children, as well as adults, have an eye examination every two years.

All children should have a thorough examination as a precaution,
but it is very important that the following children are examined:

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    Reading recovery
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    Learning has levelled out or
    ceased to improve
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    Bright but don't live up to expectations
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    Headaches, sore eyes or display eye rubbing
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    Poor reading comprehension
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    Displaying difficulties with
    math and spelling
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    Problems with speech and fine motor skills

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