Optometrist Bega

Peter D'Arcy Optometrist Bega

Peter D’Arcy Optometrist Bega is a locally  owned Optometrist supporting the local community since 1984

Expertise in the optics of lenses, eye health, visual performance and vision science. Your first choice for your eye test, eyecare and eyewear.  No matter what your eye problems or sight loss. We optimise vision for all eye conditions and ocular diseases, beyond choosing your frame styles and how your eyes focus the image. 

Peter D'Arcy Optometrist Bega

Your first choice for your professional optometrist eye care.
Our team is qualified, experienced and caring, offering comprehensive eye care to protect your eyes.

Diagnose and manage: Optics of lenses. Eye health, visual performance,assessment of ocular diseases, injuries and disorders.

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EYE TESTS AND VISION CORRECTION servicing Bega, Narooma, Merimbula, Eden, Tathra, Tura Beach, Bombala

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We prescribe spectacles, contact lenses and devices to maximise your sight, ensuring your continued eye health. They can be simple single vision lens glasses or, state of the art quality eyewear solutions for your face shape.
We have superior illumination and magnification solutions also.

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Peter D’Arcy Optometrist is registered with the Optometry Board of Australia as a primary health care provider and independent optometry practice conveniently located, opposite Coles with onsite parking and disabled access.


Servicing Tathra, Tura, Bombala, Narooma, Merimbula, Eden.

Assessing, treating and referring as needed for injuries and disorders across a wide range of patients eye care. Don’t wait until your eyes deteriorate before having them checked-as symptoms and signs are not always obvious. Protect your eyes now and for the future.
Conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, strokes, diabetes, tumours, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease can have ocular signs and symptoms. If required, complicated  cases would be referred  to an  ophthalmologist, e.g.  if a surgical approach is to be considered, e.g. cataracts

Catering for your whole family in Bega ( Formerly, Optometrists  91 Carp  St Bega, Princess Arcade Merimbula, Angelas Arcade Eden).

Bega is the administrative hub for the Sapphire Coast. Any changes in your health can induce changes in your eyes.

Where personalised lenses are preferred, They can be the simplest single vision lenses or state of the art quality eyewear solutions for your face shape.  Don’t wait until your eyes deteriorate before having them checked-as symptoms and signs are not always obvious.

Conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, strokes, diabetes, tumours, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease can have ocular signs and symptoms. If required, complicated  cases would be referred  to an  ophthalmologist, e.g. if a surgical approach is to be considered, e.g. cataracts

Periodic optometrist examinations are important for preventive health care.
We employ the latest digital retinal imaging and OCT scanning tests as well as eyewear for all ages and budgets, including means-tested Vision Australia free glasses.

Many ocular problems have no obvious signs or symptoms or immediate sight loss. Early optometrist diagnosis and treatment can help prevent visual loss such as in retinal detachment and age-related macular degeneration, and such eye tests can help with learning, sporting and life potential.

Dilating eye drops can be used to inspect structures such as the lens, retina, optic nerve and blood vessels from the front of the eye to the back. Wearing sunglasses can help with any resultant light sensitivity.

We also ensure that your frames and eyewear are chosen, so it is a cause for celebration every day. We are opticians, optical prescription spectacle makers and frame stylists as well.

Your Provision Optometrist
Ophthalmologist referral and co-management as required
Glare sensitivity
Distortion or doubling in the affected eye
A feeling of looking through a veil or curtain
We monitor your ocular health e.g. for sight-threatening loss from glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy.
Contact lenses,
Sunglasses, prescription glasses, safety glasses

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  • Phoropter and autorefraction for the lenses  for the most comfortable visual acuity
  • Visual field testing and binocular vision testing can help determine if your visual pathway is healthy.
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  • Each patient’s signs and symptoms determine the specific testing in your regular eye examination.
  • Eyes are tested generally every two years, more often in a medicated eye, or medical and surgical problems apply. 


Is your central vision, peripheral vision, the field of vision healthy?

25% of Australians are at risk of losing all or part of this precious sense. Your vision rating is just one measure of your comprehensive eye health information.

Both hemispheres of the brain contain a visual cortex; the visual cortex in the left hemisphere receives signals from the right visual field, and the visual cortex in the right hemisphere receives signals from the left visual field.  Astigmatism causes different amounts of blur in different directions. This causes images to appear distorted or sometimes doubled due to curvature of the cornea and the lens. Certain letters may be more difficult to read than others. This is due to the orientation of the lines.

In the past, a spectacle prescription may be dispensed at say OPSM however we can do eye health exams and spectacle dispensing. The good news is that advances in technology can prevent such dire consequences and good outcomes for life can be achieved. We consider beyond the eyeballs.

Your health fund may assist with our no gap glasses and for referral for medical conditions eg diabetes, stroke, brain tumour, high blood pressure or thyroid problems which can result in variable sight or ocular involvement. Personal and family history is relevant eg when your ocular or vision symptoms began, medications you are taking, and any work-related or environmental conditions that may be relevant.

From the white of the eyes to behind the coloured part serious eye disease indicators associated with underlying autoimmune disorders can be found. The retinal structures are extensions of the brain the eyes are often described as the windows to your health. So focusing the image through the coloured part of the eye is important for fine detail and to guard against vision loss. The smallest blood vessels measure only five micrometres, a strand of human hair 17 micrometres. Our instruments can measure to 3 micrometres.

The most common surgical procedure in Australia is cataract removal which would not be as common if sunglasses were worn or safety spectacles in cases of ocular injury.

There are countless conditions with serious consequences for eye disease that are not always apparent by noticing changes just in symptoms or solved by eye drops. Tests can include

Computerised visual field monitoring
Dilated eye examination, ocular coherence tomography
Analysis of binocular vision. Balancing right eye and left eye.
Visual function of rods and cones and ocular health eg depth perception, colour vision, peripheral sight. 
Pupillary responses, Keratometry curvature of the cornea and its topographic mapping

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Advances in technology can allow better outcomes and a good vision for life.

In the past, a spectacle prescription may be dispensed at, say, OPSM; however, we can do eye health exams and spectacle dispensing. 

The best optometrists consider beyond the eyeballs.


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Assessment of accommodation, ocular motility and binocular status determines how well your eyes focus, move and work together. 

Should the eyes turn away from correct alignment, double vision or eyestrain can result. 
The focusing of the light as it enters the eye depends upon the size of the pupil and how the ciliary muscles contract or release to change the lens shape and curvature. In cases of squints, you may not develop double vision because the brain can suppress the signal from one eye. Prism incorporated into lenses may be prescribed to create better muscle balance in the eyes. Hence, the brain adjusts to how the two eyes work together for a more comfortable binocular status.


These behavioural optometry tests will look for problems that keep your eyes from focusing effectively or make using both eyes together difficult due to variable double vision.  Optometrists who provide behavioural vision care are licensed professionals focused on preventing and treating vision problems and how vision impacts human behaviour and performance.

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