Richard Lindsay and Associates is proud to be one of the leading specialist contact lens practices in Australia. We see patients with incredibly diverse conditions requiring specialty contact lenses; such as irregular corneal grafts, failed refractive surgery and paediatric aphakia to name a few. We also perform Orthokeratology, which is the use of rigid contact lenses to reduce short-sightedness. Primary eye care is also a very important part of the practice, performing comprehensive eye examinations using state-of-the-art equipment to enable a complete assessment of vision and ocular health. At all times our staff greet patients with a smile and treat them with respect, care and empathy.
Being an independent ensures that we can provide the best care and service to our patients without being subject to any constraints or other competing interests.
Looking out over the Fitzroy Gardens every day!! Being centrally located in East Melbourne is also important as we see patients from all over Melbourne and Victoria, as well as many interstate and overseas patients.
Richard Lindsay and Associates gives back to the community in many ways. All our Optometrists have travelled overseas providing and teaching eye care in poorer, less developed countries. Richard was a volunteer Optometrist at both the Sydney Olympics and Melbourne Commonwealth Games, and he was in charge of the Eye Clinic at the Melbourne Games. Both Richard and Andrew have also been teaching in the undergraduate Optometry course at the University of Melbourne for many years. Over the last 19 years, the practice has provided contact lens management and after-care for more than 400 babies who have been required to wear contact lenses and we take great pride in not just the care we provide to these infants but the support we provide to the parents during this difficult time. We also provide a monthly donation to sponsor a puppy in training to become a Guide Dog, which we receive photos and updates on regularly. We are proud to participate in World Sight Day, Jeans for Genes day and other charities throughout the year as well as contribute to the fund raising of local schools and kindergartens at various times. Finally, we have recently begun a campaign to encourage patients to donate their old/unused spectacles to us - which we collect and donate to The Lions Club who send them overseas to those less fortunate.