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Our History

David and Joanne opened For Beautiful eyes in 1996 with a vision to open a boutique store catering to customers who were looking for something different in eyewear.

Quality personalised customer service is essential to the practice, allowing the friendly, qualified staff to provide comprehensive eye examination services in conjunction with the latest in Bespoke eyewear.

With over 100 cumulative years of experience, you can be assured that you will be provided with uniquely tailored advice from our knowledgeable staff.

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Key Staff

DR DAVID O'SULLIVAN

Optometrist
Dr David O’Sullivan Optometrist is the founder and owner of For Beautiful Eyes. After graduating from the University of New South Wales in 1980 David developed his special interest in children’s vision into a behavioural optometry practice in 1986. David is also a member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometry as well as Optometry Australia. The children’s vision testing provided by David involves functional visual assessments (eye teaming, assessment of focus change) as well as perceptual assessments (which include, but are not limited to, such things as visual memory and discrimination dyslexia assessments). Should it be required, a one-on-one visual therapy programme can be arranged.

JOANNE O'SULLIVAN

Wife of David and co-founder of the business

Wife of David and co-founder of the business, Joanne is the practice manager of For Beautiful Eyes. With a background in jewellery design, Joanne combines fashion and flair with experience when it comes to recommending fashionable frames. With great customer service and flair for style, Joanne has played an integral part in making For Beautiful Eyes one of the leading Newcastle boutique style glasses retailers.

Joanne has two children, and enjoys travelling, bike riding and walking the family dogs.

PHIL COSANDEY

Optical Dispenser and mechanic

Phil is the resident Optical Dispenser and mechanic at For Beautiful Eyes and has been at the practice for five years. In addition to fitting lenses to our stylish frames, with over 30 years of experience, Phil is the go-to-guy for frame soldering and repairs. Phil is married and has 2 children. He has a keen interest in collecting retro furniture as well as surfing. Coaching American football is also one of Phil’s interests.

DR CHRISTINA BUCCI

DR CHRISTINA BUCCI

Optometrist

Our friendly optometrist Cristina has been a member of the For Beautiful Eyes team for 5 years and has a Bachelor of Optometry. Outside of work, Christina enjoys exercising, tennis, the great outdoors and spending time with her 3 children.

CHRISTINA KNOWLES

Receptionist

Christina is our bubbly, caring Receptionist. She is always on-hand and happy to help you choose the best frames that match your taste and lifestyle. Christine joined then For Beautiful Eyes team in 2013, and is a valued contributor to our team. Her hobbies include walking, cooking and relaxing with a good book.

FAQ

Unless your optometrist recommends otherwise, you should have your eyes examined every two years or every year if over sixty-five. Apart from checking for any vision deficits during eye examinations. Our optometrists will provide an inspection of internal and external eye structures. These inspections may reveal conditions or diseases that, while not requiring immediate treatment or referral to an ophthalmologist, may need more frequent monitoring.

You do not need a referral to have an eye examination with an optometrist.

Most people can wear contact lenses – age is no barrier. Because our visual ability changes with age, contact lens options will vary from person to person depending on your expectations and the purpose for which you want to wear contact lenses.

In certain cases, eye drops will be required to facilitate an eye examination. Occasionally, it may not be possible or appropriate to instil eye drops during your initial visit to our practice. A subsequent appointment will need to be arranged if this is the case.

We bulk-bill all patients 65 and older. A Medicare rebate is available to those patients paying a fee. The rebate is paid directly into your nominated debit account at time of payment.

Yes, you can claim your health fund rebate directly on-site, saving you precious time and energy. Ensure you have your health fund card with you when you come in to pick-up your spectacles. If you have a question that is not answered here, our friendly staff are more than happy to help.

Contact us today. Whether you are due for an eye-examination, want to exchange your dated glasses for something more in-vogue, or need your frames repaired, For Beautiful Eyes has got what you are looking for

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