Focus firmly on local community

Newcastle optometrist Paul Dougherty believes his business, Eyecare Plus Charlestown, practises “Outside the Square” not only physically but also in its mode of operation.

Eyecare Plus Charlestown provides  comprehensive eye examinations, prescription sunglasses, spectacle frames, contact lenses and eye health care for the whole family. 

Located on the main highway in Charlestown with spacious premises and private customer parking at the rear, Paul says his clients love the convenient, accessible nature of his practice. 

“We’re  a high service oriented practice with fully trained staff and exceptional levels of instrumentation,” Paul said.

“We have the latest ocular coherence tomographer and digital retinal imaging for complete macula and retinal imaging, as well as over 1200 latest frames for all budgets with an on-site lab that can glaze urgent one-hour jobs.”

Being local with a strong medical referral base allows Eyecare Plus Charlestown to maintain firm communication between health providers.

“We have a therapeutic trained optometrist to prescribe medication as required,” Paul said. “We are preferred providers for all VSP health funds and welcome all new patients.”

Eyecare Plus Charlestown  has been operating for over 30 years and recently won the Eyecareplus Australia wide Most Efficient Practice award for the third time.

“This award recognizes a strong and dynamic business model while maintaining an exceptional  level of staff and professional service,” Paul said.

Paul grew up in Charlestown  and loves how it still retains  a local village feel.  It’s not unusual to be treating clients, their children and even grandchildren.

“I still enjoy my job, my dedicated staff, my patients and get a thrill out of providing the best eyecare to the local community.”