5 Reasons to Choose a Local Optometrist

30th May 2024
optometry team at drouin

When it comes to eye care, the choice of your local optometrist matters. Whilst large chain stores might offer convenience, independent and locally owned optometrists provide a level of service and personalised care that is unmatched. Here are five compelling reasons to choose an independent local optometrist for your eye care needs.

1. Personalised Care

At our independent optometry practice, we prioritise getting to know our patients on a personal level. This means understanding your unique vision needs, health history, and lifestyle. Unlike big chain stores, we treat you like family, ensuring you receive the highest level of individualised attention and care. This personalised approach allows us to tailor eye care solutions specifically for you, enhancing the overall quality of your eye care experience.

2. Expertise & Consistency

One of the significant advantages of choosing a local optometrist is the consistency of care you receive. You’ll see the same friendly faces at each visit, building a long-term relationship with your optometrist. This continuity is crucial for effective monitoring and maintenance of your eye health. Our experienced optometrists are dedicated to understanding your vision history and needs. We provide expert care and early detection of potential issues such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

Many of our staff have been here 10+ years, and several of our optometrists have been here for over 30 years! So whether you’re just popping in for frames or a comprehensive eye check, we have experienced staff to ensure you get the very best care available.

optometrist sitting at a desk

Dr Lanka Wickramaarachchi

3. Support Local

By choosing an independent local optometrist, you are supporting your community. Local practices are owned and operated by members of your community who are invested in its well-being. Your patronage helps sustain local businesses, contributes to the local economy, and promotes job creation. Supporting local businesses helps keep your community vibrant and thriving, making it a better place for everyone.

We live by this mantra and choose to support local events and community organisations like the Warragul Gazette, Warragul Football & Netball Club and the Geoff Watt Run, to name a few! Our team also gives back to those in need in Papua New Guinea, with Dr John Farmer being instrumental in setting up eye care in Papua New Guinea

4. Unique Eyewear

Being independent means we can offer a curated selection of high-quality, stylish frames that you won’t find in big chain stores. We take pride in providing eyewear from independent brands known for their craftsmanship and unique designs, and you’ll find each practice at Moe, Warragul & Drouin have their own unique styles. This means you get access to exclusive styles and high-quality products that reflect your personal taste. Whether you’re looking for something classic or trendy, we have the perfect frames to enhance your vision and your look. If you are looking for a particular frame or style, we have the flexibility to order anything you need in to the practice.

5. Exceptional Service

Exceptional customer service is at the heart of our independent practice. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll experience the difference that personalised, attentive care makes. Our incredible team commits to providing a welcoming atmosphere and outstanding service at every visit.

Optical assistant helping a customer finding a pair of glasses

With a wide range of frames and designers, you’ll get the perfect pair of glasses every time

Whether you need help choosing the perfect pair of glasses or have questions about your eye health, we are here to assist you, ensuring your visit is as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Experience the Independent Difference

Choosing an independent local optometrist means more than just excellent eye care; it means being part of a community that values quality, personalised service, and mutual support. When you choose us, you’re not just another number—you’re a valued patient. Experience the exceptional care, personalised service, and community spirit that set us apart. Schedule your appointment today and see the difference for yourself.

By choosing an independent local optometrist, you make a choice that benefits not only your eye health but also your community. Discover the difference today!