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Achieve clearer vision without glasses or daytime contact lenses with our orthokeratology treatment. Custom-designed overnight lenses gently reshape your cornea while you sleep, providing improved vision during the day.


Our optometrists specialise in myopia control to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children and young adults. Through personalised treatment plans, we help preserve their vision and reduce the risk of future eye complications.


We offer comprehensive vision therapy programs to address various visual skills and perceptual issues, promoting optimal eye-brain coordination. Our customized approach helps patients of all ages improve visual comfort, efficiency, and processing.


Experience relief from dry, irritated eyes with our comprehensive dry eye treatment options. Our expert optometrists utilize cutting-edge techniques such as Red Light LLLT therapy, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, and Blephasteam to target the root causes of dry eye and provide lasting relief. We also offer personalised solutions like lifestyle recommendations and artificial tears to improve your eye health and comfort.


Discover the freedom and convenience of contact lenses tailored to your unique needs. We specialise in custom contact lens fittings for various eye conditions, including keratoconus. Our professional fittings ensure the perfect fit, comfort, and optimal vision for each individual, helping you enjoy clear vision and improved eye comfort in your daily life.


Our experienced optometrists diagnose and manage a variety of eye diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, using state-of-the-art technology and the latest treatment options. We also provide prompt care for eye emergencies such as foreign body removal, offering immediate attention and expert assistance when you need it the most.


Choose a service plan you want

At Riverland Optical, our top priority is providing high-quality eye care services to all of our patients. We strive to maintain a balance between delivering exceptional care and ensuring the financial sustainability of our practice. By implementing this payment structure, we can maintain the high standard of care you deserve while covering the necessary expenses of running our practice.

Comprehensive Eye Exam


  • Comprehensive Eye Exam
  • Annual Retinal Imaging
  • Visual Fields Examination
  • Management of Eye Diseases

Comprehensive Eye Exam


  • Comprehensive Eye Exam
  • Annual Retinal Imaging
  • Visual Fields Examination
  • Management of Eye Diseases

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I have an eye exam?

The frequency of eye exams depends on your age, risk factors, and whether you currently wear corrective lenses. As a general guideline, adults should have an eye exam every 1-2 years, while children should have their eyes examined at 6 months, 3 years, before starting school, and every 1-2 years thereafter. If you have specific risk factors or eye conditions, your optometrist may recommend more frequent exams.

What should I expect during an eye exam?

During a comprehensive eye exam, your optometrist will perform various tests to assess your overall eye health and visual acuity. These tests may include a review of your medical and ocular history, measurement of your eye pressure, an evaluation of your eye coordination, and a thorough examination of your eye structures using specialised equipment.

What types of contact lenses do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of contact lenses to suit your unique needs, including daily disposable, extended wear, toric lenses for astigmatism, multifocal lenses for presbyopia, and custom lenses for conditions like keratoconus. Our optometrists will help you find the best lens type and fit for your individual requirements.

Do you accept private health insurance?

We accept most major vision insurance plans. Please contact our practice to verify if we accept your specific plan and to discuss your coverage and billing options.

Can I wear contact lenses if I have dry eyes?

Yes, many people with dry eyes can successfully wear contact lenses. There are specific lens materials and designs that may be more suitable for individuals with dry eyes. Your optometrist will work with you to find the best contact lens option for your needs and recommend any necessary dry eye treatments to ensure comfortable lens wear.

What is myopia control, and how does it work?

Myopia control is a specialised approach to slow down the progression of nearsightedness (myopia) in children and young adults. Myopia control methods include the use of specialised contact lenses, orthokeratology, and atropine eye drops. These treatments aim to reduce the elongation of the eye and the development of myopia, preserving vision and reducing the risk of future eye complications.

What is orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a non-surgical treatment to improve vision by gently reshaping the cornea using specially designed contact lenses. Patients wear these custom-made lenses overnight, and upon removal in the morning, they can experience clear vision without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. Ortho-K is especially effective for treating myopia and can also be used in myopia control.

What is vision therapy, and who can benefit from it?

Vision therapy is a customised program of visual exercises and therapies designed to improve visual skills and address various visual perceptual issues. It helps improve eye-brain coordination, eye tracking, focusing, and other essential visual skills. Vision therapy can benefit patients of all ages, including children with learning-related vision problems, adults with eye strain or computer vision syndrome, and individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries or strokes.

How do I know if my child needs an eye exam?

Children may not always be aware of or able to communicate vision problems. It’s essential to schedule regular eye exams for your child to ensure their eyes are developing correctly and to detect any potential issues early on. Some signs that your child may need an eye exam include squinting, tilting their head to see better, rubbing their eyes frequently, or complaining of headaches or tired eyes.

How can I reduce eye strain from computer use?

To reduce eye strain from computer use, practice the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 metres away. Adjust your screen brightness and contrast for optimal comfort, and position your screen about 50-70 centimetres away from your eyes. Ensure proper lighting to minimise glare and take regular breaks from screen time. If you continue to experience eye strain, consult with your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam and personalised recommendations.

Why We Charge a Medicare Gap Payment?

Charging a Medicare gap payment allows us to cover essential expenses and maintain the high standard of care our patients deserve. Here are some key reasons for implementing a gap payment system:

  1. Up-to-date equipment and technology: We invest in advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies to provide the best possible care for our patients. The gap payment helps us maintain and update our equipment as needed.
  2. Staff education and training: Our team of optometrists and staff continually update their knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development. The gap payment contributes to covering the costs of this training, ensuring we stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in eye care.
  3. Personalized care and longer appointment times: We believe in taking the time to thoroughly assess and address your individual eye care needs. The gap payment allows us to schedule longer appointments, ensuring we provide the comprehensive care you deserve.
  4. Practice overheads and operational costs: Running a modern optometry practice involves various expenses, such as rent, utilities, and insurance. The gap payment helps cover these costs, enabling us to continue providing high-quality eye care services to our community.