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Need a Woden Optometrist? FIVE Reasons to Visit Junic Eye Care

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Need a Woden Optometrist? FIVE Reasons to Visit Junic Eye Care.

Nestled in the vibrant heart of the Australian Capital Territory is our beloved Woden, known for its rich cultural tapestry, modern conveniences, and community spirit. I’ve always admired how community seamlessly blends the historical charm of places like Eddison Park with the modern buzz of places like Westfield Woden Shopping Centre.

As a fellow resident of Canberra, I wanted to share why some of our neighbours from Woden have chosen to visit Junic Eye Care in Coombs for their eye care needs.

1) Comprehensive Eye Tests: More Than Just Selling Frames

Let me tell you about Alex, a tech enthusiast from Woden who believes in data-driven decision-making in all aspects of his life. When he visited Junic Eye Care, he was pleasantly surprised by the detail and comprehensiveness of our eye exams. Our tests are based on the latest optometry practises and we take advantage of our state-of-the-art eye testing equipment to ensure a thorough diagnosis of your eye health.

We go beyond the basic vision checks of most corporate optometrists in Woden.

We do a comprehensive assessment of every aspect of your vision, rather than just selling you another pair of glasses. Here are just some of the things we can examine.

  • Diabetic Exam: We check for early signs of diabetic retinopathy to protect your eyesight.
  • Macular Degeneration: We use the latest OCT imaging equipment to assess and manage ageing eyes.
  • Glaucoma Exam: We conduct pressure measurements and visual field tests for early detection of this serious problem.
  • Dry Eye Treatment: We can offer various remedies to ease dry, itchy, and irritated eyes.
  • Binocular Vision: Our examination can uncover potential issues often missed in standard screenings.
  • Colour Vision Testing: We check for colour vision deficiency (which affects 1 in 12 males).
  • Keratoconus Exam: We can diagnose and offer management options if there is progressive degradation of your cornea.
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2) Pediatric Optometrist for Woden Kids

Children, like little Mia whose family lives in Woden, require specialised attention. Mia’s parents were concerned about her frequent squinting while watching TV. At Junic Eye Care, we understand the unique challenges and needs of our younger patients and offer tailored care to ensure a lifetime of healthy vision.

Kids’ eyes are a whole different ball game. Just like their rapid growth and boundless energy, their vision is constantly evolving too.

Pediatric eye care is all about looking after those little peepers from infancy through the teenage years. It’s not just about catching whether they might need glasses. It’s about ensuring their eyes are developing correctly, tracking their eye movements, and spotting any early signs of vision issues that could impact their learning or daily activities.

And, of course, it’s about making the whole experience kid-friendly!

An eye check shouldn’t be something they dread, but a regular part of growing up healthy.

3) Exclusive Designer Frames Selection

Kiara, a fashion-forward public servant from Woden, was on the hunt for unique frames. At Junic Eye Care, she found her perfect match, reflecting her personality. We have a curated collection of designer frames, some of which are exclusive imports, offering both functionality and style that most Woden optometrists cannot match.

At our Canberra glasses store, we pair your specific lens prescription, whether single vision, bifocal, or progressive, with designer frames that best suit and optimise your vision needs.

Different eyeglass frame materials like acetate, metal, and titanium each provide unique style, comfort, and durability benefits, catering to various aesthetic and functional preferences.

Our optical team can provide personalised advice on frame colours, materials, and styles to enhance your natural features and align with your wardrobe, ensuring your glasses are not just an accessory but an expression of your individuality.

4) Dedication to Low Vision Care

Over the years, I’ve met numerous residents, like Sarah. Sarah is an elderly woman who faces challenges reading her favourite novels and recognising faces. Typically, most Woden optometrists don’t offer dedicated treatment options for people like her. Fortunately, she was able to receive the help she needs at Junic Eye Care’s Low Vision Clinic.

Over the years, I’ve been personally committed to staying at the forefront of professional advancements in low-vision care. This dedication has led to Junic Eye Care becoming one of the few Canberra distributors for HumanWare, a leading technology brand renowned for its innovative digital vision assistance devices.

HumanWare’s state-of-the-art tools have transformed the lives of many, providing newfound independence and clarity to those with visual impairments.

5) Behavioural Optometry Expertise

I recall a young man by the name of Junpei who was staying in Woden. He was a university student in Canberra who had difficulty focusing on his studies. He didn’t just need glasses; he needed an understanding of how his eyes processed information. Our approach to behavioural optometry helps in diagnosing and addressing these unique vision-related issues that can affect daily activities and academic performance.

With the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years, I ensure a holistic approach to eye care that goes beyond the standard approach of most optometrists in Woden, which would be to focus solely on the lens prescription.

When it comes to eye care, I’m not just looking at whether you can see the letters on a chart clearly. That’s what regular optometry often focuses on. In contrast, my expertise in behavioural optometry is like taking a deep dive into how your eyes and brain work together. Think of it as teamwork—how your eyes gather the details around you and how your brain makes sense of it. It’s like understanding the difference between just reading words and actually comprehending a story.

By using this approach, I’ve been able to help folks not only see better but also feel more comfortable when reading, working on a computer, or playing sports. It’s all about making your vision work best for your daily life.

Still Looking for an Optometrist in Woden?

In wrapping up, it’s always a joy to serve my fellow Canberra residents and see familiar faces from surrounding suburbs.

If you are still seeking a Woden optometrist with a personal touch, come discover Junic Eye Care in Coombs, where all our patients receive unmatched eye care and experience unrivalled eyewear choice.

We’re just 8.7 km from Woden Westfield, an easy 12-minute drive with plenty of free parking when you get here. Our patients appreciate the Molonglo Health Hub’s lift and wheelchair ramp.

At our optometry practice, you’re not just another patient; you’re a neighbour and a friend. So why not drop in for an examination and a friendly chat with your eye care professional?

To visit our optometry practice, click the “Book Online” button at the top of the page or call (02) 6152 8585 today.

Author: Juliet Menakaya, O.D MPH

CANBERRA OPTOMETRIST Juliet obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Benin, Nigeria in 2006. She completed an internship programme before migrating to Australia, where she completed a master’s degree in public health at the University of Sydney in 2014. Following this, Juliet obtained a Master of Orthoptics from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2017. Juliet has completed her competency in optometry examination with OCANZ (Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand), and obtained her ophthalmic prescribing rights from ACO (Australian College Of Optometry Victoria). Juliet has worked in various positions, including retail Optometry, the Ophthalmology Department at Canberra Hospital, and more recently, at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU). As a dedicated Canberra optometrist, Juliet is passionate about helping people with low vision, and binocular vision anomalies hence her interests in Low Vision Rehabilitation, Eccentric Viewing Training and Paediatric optometry.