See better. Look perfect.

Trained and experienced optical dispensers will look after you - yes, we do exist!

Unlike other franchised optical outlets, at Ian Donald Optometrist you will be assisted by one of our fully trained, licensed professional dispensers who have a passion and skill for optical dispensing.

With over 60 years combined experience in the field, our optical dispensers are a vital and integral part of the team at Ian Donald Optometrist and ensure our patients receive quality service.

We like to call them the unsung heroes of our practice.

Why is it so important to have an experienced dispenser?

There are a few key reasons why an expert optical dispenser matters. Corrective lenses can either fix or ruin your eyesight depending on whether your prescription was filled correctly, so it is important to choose an optical dispenser that you can trust.

‘If frames and lenses fit properly, you will see properly,’ says Ian Donald, ‘and you’ll also look fantastic!’

Want to look as good as you can see?

Yes, it’s important that your frames work with your prescription, especially if you need multifocals. But it’s also extra important that they look and feel good on your face.

Because, let’s face it, the very best prescription in the world will not help correct your vision if you don’t want to use your glasses or insert your contacts!

Helping our customers find the perfect frame for their prescription is a skill our optical dispensers have picked up over their combined 60 years of experience.

In the words of one of our senior dispensers:

‘We know exactly which frames will work best for single vision, bifocal and multifocal prescriptions, and which frames look great on your face.’

Unlike other franchised optometry practices, we are able to source a huge range of frames from all around the world. From the fashion-forward trendsetters to old favourites, there will be something to suit you.

We are with you every step of the way

Your optometrist will do a full handover to our optical dispensers, whose knowledge of frames and lenses is extensive.

We will take the time to discuss your lifestyle requirements (work, social and sporting) and make recommendations based on those outcomes.

If you need help with inserting, removing and caring for your contact lenses, we can do that too.

Your new glasses need a little adjustment?

We can help you with that too.

There’s no need to make an appointment. Just pop in at any time.

Are you ready to take the first step towards great eye health?

We provide life-changing vision through innovative technology, knowledge and expertise.

Our skilled team of optometrists and dispensers are here for all your vision needs.

We’ve looked after generations of families and we’d love to look after you too.


Pin Shop 2
37 -39 The Corso
Manly 02 9977 6700 02 9977 3402