About Ian Donald Optometrist

An iconic founder

Wallaby legend Rob Heming was the greatest line-out jumper in the world in his time, but his greatness extended beyond rugby. He founded our practice in 1957, and his legacy of excellence in eye care combined with traditional customer service lives on today.

In 1983, a teenager sharing the same passion for optometry and exceptional service became part of the Manly practice – Ian Donald. Mentored by the icon himself, Ian embraced Rob’s dedication to clinical excellence and providing the best in eye care for patients.

Quality eye care for over 60 years

Rob always ensured his equipment was state of the art, which remains unchanged. For over six decades, generations of local Manly families have trusted us to maintain their eye health and preserve their vision.

To continue this mission and stay ahead in the industry, Ian, along with our highly qualified and experienced team of opticians and optical dispensers, prioritises ongoing education and professional development.

A passion for practicality and style

Because our focus is you, we take eye care to the next level.

If your eye exam leads to a glasses prescription, our stylists will assist you in choosing the perfect frames to complement your features, balancing comfort and functionality. We stock an extensive range of popular eyewear brands to suit every budget and preference, from trendy and stylish to classic and minimalistic.

At Ian Donald Optometrist, we offer a complete optical health experience customised for you.

Leading Eyewear Fashion Brands


Specialising in fashion and function, Prada eyewear features high-quality materials and meticulous design.

Anne et Valentin  

Born from the dream of two opticians, Anne & Valentin craft unique frames in Toulouse, France.

Sabine Be  

Sabine Be eyewear by French artisan Sabine Bégault-Vagner reflects her fervent passion for creation.

Tom Ford  

The Tom Ford Eyewear collection epitomises sophistication, innovation and style, encapsulating the essence of the entire brand.

Face a Face  

At Face a Face Paris, designers embark on a cultural and artistic journey, crafting stunning seasonal collections.


Moscot has a proud history spanning five generations and 109 years of eyewear excellence.

Garrett Leight  

Garrett Leight California Optical, established in 2010 by a team of eyewear enthusiasts, creates timeless designs blending craftsmanship and aesthetics.


The foundation of good design is quality at Orgreen Optics. Established by three friends in Copenhagen, Denmark, Orgreen is now an international eyewear brand.


Mykita designer eyewear adopted its name from the former children’s day care, Kita, where they established manufacturing operations.


Conceived internationally, designed in Sydney, Australia, Vaanyard Applied Vision creates premium, handcrafted eyewear inspired by urban design and culture.

See better. Look perfect.

Leading optometrists offering precision eye care with cutting-edge technology and equipment. Specialist eyewear dispensers who ensure you find the perfect set of frames for your features.

See better. Look perfect.

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Shop 2, 37-39 The Corso,
Manly NSW 2095

Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday - 8.30am to 4.00pm