Eye Care

Targeted Eye Care From Experienced Optometrists and Opticians

As independent optometrist practise, eye care is our utmost priority. David Shanahan, an experienced optician, has a combined experience of over two decades and strives to give patients the highest quality optometry care possible. We utilise the latest technology including retinal photography, corneal topography, threshold visual fields analysis and Digital microscope photography. Continued commitment to investment in the latest cutting edge optometrist technologies allows us to detect and treat conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetes.

Additionally, David specialises in the fitting and supply of the complete spectrum of contact lenses. From regular Soft Contact Lenses to the specially developed Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses for Orthokeratology and Keratoconus. Orthokeratology is the use of contact lenses worn at night to temporally eliminate myopia (shortsightedness) the following day.

You can find a short overview of our optometry and eye care services below.

Comprehensive Eye Test

Our experienced opticians spend between 30 and 45 minutes with each eye test, ensuring patients receive detailed and precise results. A comprehensive eye test may include Visual Acuity Testing, Visual Fields Testing, Dry Eye Testing & Astigmatism Testing. OCT Scanning is also provided enabling our optometrists to diagnose eye conditions such as Macular Degeneration & Diabetic Eye Disease.

Myopia (Short-sightedness)

Our optometrists can diagnose myopia through his comprehensive eye test and provide treatment options such as prescription glasses or Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) contact lenses.

Colour Vision Testing

Our optometrists provide commercial colour vision testing allowing him to determine the exact nation of your condition. We can advise you on how your colour vision complies with various industry groups.

Dry Eye Treatment

Our optometrists can provide dry eye treatments such as Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy or BlephEx treatments.


David and our other opticians can reduce the symptoms of visual stress using coloured overlays. He is supported by technology such as the intuitive colourimeter allowing him to select the ideal colour for each individual patient.

Aviation Eye Test

David Shanahan is certified by The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as an ophthalmic examiner for pilots. He is an optometrist that can provide aviation eye testing for Class I and additional levels. We can also report the results directly to CASA.


David Shanahan is also an optometrist that is certified to use Orthokeratology (Ortho K) contact lenses to treat myopia. Specialised contact lenses are worn overnight and provide clear vision throughout the day, without the need for glasses or regular contact lenses.

Vision Therapy

Suitable for both children and adults, Our optometrists can improve the coordination and efficient functioning and processing of the visual system with a Vision Therapy program.

Digital Eye Strain

Our optometrists recommend spending more time outdoors to reduce the symptoms of Digital Eye Strain. However, this is not the most practical option. David Shanahan’s Optometrists recommends ZEISS Digital Lenses for patients suffering from Digital Eye Strain.

Behavioural Optometrist

A Behavioural or Developmental Optometrist such as David provides visual solutions aimed to prevent or reduce the symptoms from vision and eye problems.

Irlen Syndrome

It is not an optical problem, rather a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information and can be treated with Coloured Overlays.

Eyecare FAQ

When should an adult's eyes be examined?

Adult examinations of the eyes should be performed on a regular basis.

  • Young adults (ages 20 – 39) should have their eyes examined every three-five years.
  • Adults ages (ages 40 – 64) should have their eyes examined every two-four years.
  • Seniors (over 65 years of age) should have their eyes examined every one-two year.

High-risk adults include:

  • People with diabetes
  • People with glaucoma or strong family history of glaucoma
  • People with AIDS/HIV

When should my child's eyes be examined?

Visual function (including ocular alignment, etc.) also should be checked by the pediatrician or family physician during routine well-child exams (typically at two, four and six months of age). Later amblyopia and alignment screenings should take place at three years of age and then yearly after school age.

Is my child likely to inherit my need for glasses?

Possibly. If both the biological parents wear glasses, your children are likely to need them as well.

Why have I gradually found it harder to read without glasses?

The ability to focus on near objects decreases steadily with age and is referred to as presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural aging of the lens. It is usually near the age of 40, when glasses or bifocals are prescribed to correct this condition.

Why does high-quality eye care matter?

Regular eye examinations are important for children and adults because the eyes can be good indicators of overall health. Like many other health conditions, eye conditions can be treated if detected early.

It is important to allow enough time in your schedule for a thorough eye examination. Typically, these can take 1 to 2 hours but maybe longer if you require special testing.

Many optometrists do not take the recommended examination time necessary for their patients. In fact, the average time taken by large companies like Specsavers and OPSM is 20 minutes. This can lead to undiagnosed vision problems that contribute to blindness later in life.

At David Shanahan’s your eyesight is our number 1 priority. We value your health above everything else. David and Mark, carry out comprehensive 45-minute individual eye examinations that will measure your vision precisely.

We partner with the German manufacturer, Zeiss, world leaders in Optical design and engineering. Cutting edge Zeiss equipment allows our optometrists to exactly measure errors in your vision. We then fit individual Zeiss lenses into your glasses.

In addition to your general eye care needs, they specialise in the treatment of dry eye, slowing down myopia progression in teenagers and the early detection and management of eye diseases, such as glaucoma.