40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
2022 marks an incredible 40 years since Strachan Optometrists first opened on the ‘outside leg’ of the North Blackburn Shopping Centre!
In 2021, during the COVID pandemic, Strachan EyecarePlus Blackburn North relocated to their current location. This new location and shop fit has allowed us to create extra rooms for all of our testing equipment – meaning that this “old” business can continue to utilise the latest advancements in technology and offer state of the art eye testing combined with many many years of experience.
We look forward to continuing to serve the families of the North Blackburn Community and thank them for trusting us to look after their eye health.
NORTH BLACKBURN SHOPPING CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT
As many of our ‘locals’ will be aware, the North Blackburn Shopping Centre is in the middle of a major redevelopment. As part of this, Strachan EyecarePlus have finally relocated, just around the corner, heading down towards Woolworths. This has been a very longtime coming, but we are all very excited about our flash new rooms! Please feel free to pop in and say hello!
Our Balwyn East practice remains at 4/399 Belmore Road, Balwyn East.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
18/11/2021 We are very happy to be out of ‘lockdown’ – this means we are allowed to schedule ‘routine’ appointments for everyone!
We are of course continuing to make every effort to follow social distancing and excellent hygiene practices.
Greg and Sue and all of our team at Strachan Eyecare Plus hope that you and all of your families are, and remain well during these challenging times. We look forward to seeing you ‘in office’ again.
And a reminder that contact lenses can still be ordered by phone or email and postage direct to your home can be arranged at no additional cost.
NEW FRAME RANGES
A recent addition to our frame lines at STRACHAN EYECARE is from Austrian luxury fashion brand JOHANN VON GOISERN. These beautifully crafted frames are handmade in the World Heritage area of Bad Goisern, with designers inspired by the nature and animal world of the region. The frames are made of laminated acetate, enabling countless colour combinations.
Luxury Italian brand MISSONI frames feature premium quality materials in the distinctive colour combinations and modern reinterpretation of MISSONI’s iconic textures.
LA FONT is another of our favourite boutique ranges of frames that are all uniquely handmade in France.
STRACHAN EYECARE are now stockists of JAGUAR eyewear – these frames focus on meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. JAGUAR brings their trademark clean lines and sensuality to a sleek signature eyewear collection characterized by quality and luxury.
And for those of us who only need to wear reading glasses, our ‘CLIC GLASSES’ might just be the ticket! This range is unique in that the temples are joined in one long loop, designed to hang around the back of the neck, and the frame front is actually in two halves that connect by magnets at the bridge of the nose! This is handy for those that like to carry their glasses with them, and avoids wearing them on top of the head. These frames come in stock plus powers but are also fully prescriptable.
At Strachan Eyecare Plus we have glasses to suit all lifestyles including
our great value ‘package glasses’ starting at $149 or 2 pairs for $199,
all of course with our renowned quality and service.
Many of our childrens’ frames come with an amazing UNCONDITIONAL 2 YEAR FRAME WARRANTY!
Great peace of mind for parents!
EYECARE PLUS RECIEVES CANSTAR AWARD FOR MOST SATISFIED OPTOMETRY PATIENTS IN AUSTRALIA 2018, 2019 and 2020!
Eyecare Plus is the only Optometry provider to be awarded five stars for overall patient satisfaction in the wide-ranging survey.The independent Optometrists also scored the maximum five stars for other sub-categories including service and advice, range of products available, customer service, accessibility of the store and after sale service – as well as an impressive four stars for value for money.
“This proves that patients really appreciate our independent and thorough approach to Optometry,” said local Blackburn and Balwyn Eyecare Plus Optometrist Sue Strachan.
“We don’t have big marketing budgets, but we do have a big commitment to excellence, and it’s great to see that being acknowledged by the public,” she said.
This win for Eyecare Plus is a big win for independent Optometry, as every other provider surveyed is part of a large corporation.
“This proves there is still strong demand for quality eyecare and that the public understand the importance of a thorough eye examination in preventative eye health,” said Sue.
STRACHAN EYECARE DONATES $60,000 TO OPTOMETRY GIVING SIGHT
SUE IS BACK FROM INDIA AGAIN
Sue was absent from the practices for three weeks during February 2020 having been in India on her 12th trip with aid group EQUAL HEALTH.
The EQUAL HEALTH Optical team conducts basic eye tests and supplies free new glasses and also facilitates cataract surgery for people who are blind or significantly visually impaired. For the EQUAL HEALTH team, it’s a very busy but extremely rewarding experience. This time the team was based in Trichy in southern India, inland and south of Chennai.
This year the optical team was again very busy, dispensing 2,700 pairs of glasses! www.equalhealth.org.au
Unfortunately EQUAL HEALTH has had to cancel its annual India camp in 2021 and 2022 because of the COVID19 pandemic, but EQUAL HEALTH are continuing to provide assistance and financial support to our Indian partner organisations.