Eyewear to suit your lifestyle

Eyewear – relying on one pair of glasses for all your life’s activities and tasks will almost always be a compromise when it comes to your vision, eye comfort, and eye health.

At Beckenham Optometrist we recommend specific-purpose frames and lenses to give you the best visual performance and protection, whatever your day demands. With many of us working in new environments, now is the perfect time to use your health fund before it runs out and start thinking about what you need most from your lenses.



What do you need out of your lenses?

We believe that lifestyle-specific lenses are key to delivering you the best vision. An essential step in prescribing the right lens is understanding how you use your eyes in the different aspects of your life. Whether you spend time gardening, on the computer, reading, playing sport, or crafting – the lens and frame choice will vary based on your vision needs.

Yet the question remains, what do I need my glasses for?  At Beckenham Optometrist, we want you to know all the eyewear options that are available.

Work Glasses
Based on your work environment and the visual tasks you perform, we recommend frame and lens solutions to maximize your vision, eye and neck comfort, UV protection, and eye safety.
Computer Glasses / Digital Eyewear
Spend a few hours or more a day on a computer or device? Computer glasses are designed to give you an optimal close-up and intermediate vision as well as reduce digital eye strain, neck and shoulder discomfort, and blue light emittance.
Outdoor Glasses
We live in such a beautiful sunny part of the world and this means prescription sunglasses are like sunscreen for your eyes delivering necessary glare and UV protection together with clear vision. Add polarised lenses and you’ll have the best outdoor vision and eye protection available.
Sports Glasses
Sports-specific eyewear can enhance your performance whilst protecting your eyes against harmful UV rays and injury. Sports-specific coloured lenses highlight colours, alter light levels, enhance clarity and reduce glare. If you’re a regular at Palm Beach Golf course or hitting the North Avalon tennis courts this summer, there is a design to suit everyone’s needs.
Driving Glasses
Road safety starts with good vision. We recommend progressive lenses for a smooth visual transition between distances, i.e. from road signs in the distance to the dashboard up close, polarised sunglasses, and coatings to minimize glare and light distortion from oncoming headlights, particularly when driving at night.
Reading Glasses
Wear multifocal glasses and enjoy reading and other close work? A specific pair of reading glasses will provide clear, uninterrupted vision for these activities.
Contact Lenses
Most of the time, wearing glasses is no problem, but there are times when glasses can get in the way. Today’s advances in materials and design means almost everyone who wears glasses can enjoy the freedom and convenience of contact lenses.

If you’ve invested in private health insurance, you’ll want to make the most of your cover. Make sure to use your annual optical extras at Beckenham Optometrist before they expire on December 31.


Beckenham Optometrist has been operating in Avalon for 22 years. The team is passionate about delivering the best possible eye care to the community. For further information call 9918 0616 or pop into 15 Old Barrenjoey Rd Avalon. Online bookings are available via our website.