Location10 Lannercost St, Ingham QLD 4850

Eye Care

Rachel Cauchi Optometrists is a ‘full scope practice’ meaning we practise all aspects of clinical optometry.

Over the last 10 years we have invested in the latest technology enabling us to provide an extensive range of examinations and testing for our patients, their G.P’s and specialists.

  • Full comprehensive eye examinations.
  • Vision Correction.
  • Quality Fashion Frames.
  • High Quality Optical Lenses.
  • Certified Safety Prescription Glasses.
  • Range of budget eyewear packages.
  • Screening of eye diseases and related conditions (for example, diabetic eye exams, macular degeneration and glaucoma).

Latest Technology

  • Retinal Photography
  • Visual Fields testing
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)

What happens during an eye examination?

A typical examination with the Optometrist will take around 35 minutes including a pre-test work-up with the optometric assistant.

The Optometrist may recommend dilating your pupils using drops to further examine your eyes which would require extra time. However a subsequent appointment can be scheduled if it does not suit you on the day. Your optometrist will advise you if this required.

It is not unusual for an appointment to take an hour if further testing and assessment is necessary.


Retinal Photography

Retinal Photography is a non-invasive, non-contact technology which captures a 30 to 45 degree photograph of your retina, imaging important structures including the macula, optic nerve and blood vessels. This allows us to detect and monitor eye conditions and potential medical issues. Your scans are kept on file so that at each appointment we have a detailed record for the Optometrist to refer to.

We work very closely with all Townsville Ophthalmologists and your General Practitioner providing referrals and reports when needed. Whatever age, from toddlers to adults we can provide an examination to suit.


Optomap ® – Retinal Exam

Early signs of some sight-threatening conditions can show on your retina long before you notice any changes to your vision.

Before your consultation, a clinical assistant will be taking an optomap laser scan of your retina for the Optometrist, along with other pre-test measurements.

The new optomap ultra-wide digital retinal imaging system from the U.S.A. captures more than 80{f2bdb4da2ff1e6840c63fa3a35eb1021ca3be5e323e2a564a30a9e040d9a383c} of your retina in one panoramic image. Traditional methods typically reveal only 10-15{f2bdb4da2ff1e6840c63fa3a35eb1021ca3be5e323e2a564a30a9e040d9a383c} of your retina at one time.

The unique optomap ultra-wide view enhances the ability to detect the earliest sign of disease that may appear on your retina.

For more information on the clinical benefits, Google “optomap” or contact our office if you have any questions.

Rachel Cauchi Optometrists