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We’ve provided eye care for thousands of eyes since 1950.

Your vision is precious and has a huge impact on your quality of life.

Poor eyesight can cause:

Learning Difficulties
Poor Focus & Fatigue
Weak Hand Eye Coordination
Handwriting Problems
Lower Reading Comprehension
Dry and Watery Eyes
Mental Health Issues
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We will care for your eyes like they’re our own.

Hi, I’m Jane.

I know what it’s like to be worried about your or someone you loves’ vision.

I’ve been an optometrist for over 30 years, and I am dedicated to ensuring my patients receive the best eye care in Cairns. That’s why I constantly invest in learning so that we remain at the forefront of optometry in Cairns. We take pride in educating our patients on how they can best care for their eyes and vision so that you can live your best life.

Whether your newborn has been identified as having an eye issue, or you a worried your child is having vision problems, or you’re 100 years old and still wanting the best vision possible, we take care of eyes at every stage of life.

As the oldest locally owned and operated optometrists in Cairns, we are here to support you.

Whether you need an eye test, new glasses or you have a more complex issue, we are one of the most experienced teams in North Queensland.

We have unique products and services not found anywhere else in the region.

So do your eyes a favour, come and see us.

You must look after your eyes with annual testing

Regular eye examinations should form an important part of your health-care regime, even if you have perfect vision. When you have an eye examination, our Optometrist will test your vision, the health of your eyes, as well as look for ocular signs of general health problems.

Comprehensive Eye Tests
Children’s Eye Tests
Low Vision Assessment & Care
Diabetic Eye Tests
Dry and Watery Eye Clinic
Vision Therapy
Behavioural Optometry
360 Degree Eye Consultations

Unique Range of Eyewear


Express your personality and sense of style through your eyewear.

Spectacle Lenses

Our staff will match ideal lenses to your needs and budget.

Contact Lenses

The latest contact lens technology delivers convenience, health, comfort and choice.


Protect you eyes with sunglasses that block glare and damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.


‘Ortho-k’ lenses are designed to progressively reshape the central surface of the cornea systematically.

Rudy Project Sports Glasses

Polarised sunglasses and sports eyewear options are also available in prescription or as standard non-prescription.

Comprehensive warranty on all products  We service what we sell  Satisfaction guaranteed

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For Complex Eye Issues

If you have been identified as having a complex eye issue, we’d love to help you and save you time, money and sanity.

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Behavioural/Neuro Optometry

Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation services

Complex Contact Lens Fitting

Low Vision Aids

Ocular Coherence Tomography

Visual Field Testing

Pentacam Scans

Dry and Watery Eye Clinic

Custom made digital progressive lenses

Specialised SHAW lenses for complex prescriptions

Neuro tints

How is health funded in Australia?

Medicare is a patient insurance scheme that was designed in the 1970’s to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs to see your Optometrist.

The Medicare rebate was never intended to fully cover the costs of providing medical services – it was a payment made to a patient after they had seen an Optometrist; to help cover some of the cost. “Bulk Billing” is when your Optometrist accepts your Medicare rebate as a full payment of services rendered, but this was not what it was originally designed for.

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Trading Hours

Mon – Thu: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


1 Newton Street, MANUNDA, QLD 4870 Australia
PO Box 428, CAIRNS, QLD 4870 Australia


Phone: 4031 1360
Email: admin@totaloptical.com.au