At this time Beckenham Optometrist is open for urgent and essential optometry services only.
If you have any questions, concerns or queries please call the practice on (02) 9918 0616.
Thank you for patience.
Dedicated to improving eye health and vision for all, at Beckenham Optometrist we aim to provide you with practice friendly clinical excellence and the most up to date information in the optometry industry.
Operating in Avalon Beach for over 20 years, the team is passionate about delivering the best possible eye care and eye wear to the community.
Following on from work in rural and remote indigenous communities in Australia, Rowena has joined the Sumba Eye Program visiting annually to perform essential optometric services and help build the capacity of the local health staff to provide effective eyecare for the community through a teaching program for local eyecare nurses.
Sumba is one of three main islands in Nusa Tenggara Timur (Eastern Indonesia) and is home to approximately 685,000 inhabitants. Due to its isolation the Sumbanese generally still follow the ways of their ancestors with language, religion and traditional lifestyle largely preserved. Unfortunately, this isolation has also restricted the development of adequate health systems like primary eye care.
Approximately 750 patients are screened on each visit, with 1000 pairs of spectacles delivered and 90 to 100 patients receiving sight restoring surgery, improving their function and mobility and enabling them to return to productive work in the family and community.