Experiencing vision problems, eye discomfort or just due for a new pair of glasses? Your eyesight is important, so put your trust in the award-winning and friendly team at Angela Morris Optometrist.
Established in 1999, Angela Morris Optometrist is an independent, locally owned business with a high standard of professional care. Using the latest technology we will conduct a thorough assessment of your vision and eye health and then work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your individual needs.
Our highly qualified Optometrists can provide the full spectrum of quality eye care – from optical prescriptions and contact lens fitting to diagnosis and management of both temporary eye ailments (such as infections and allergies) and more serious ocular disease (such as glaucoma and macular degeneration).
We also offer bulk billing, on-the-spot health-fund claims and carry an extensive range of quality eyewear for all ages, tastes and budgets, including work safety glasses.
As a previous winner of the Carillon Bathurst Business Award for the Most Outstanding Business of the Year, we are proud of our ongoing reputation for quality customer service and regularly give back to the community that supports us by conducting free child vision assessments in preschools and schools and sponsoring community initiatives such as local theatre performances, sporting groups, schools and charities.
So give us a call or drop in today to discuss how we can maximise your eye health.
Angela graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 1995. She has also completed postgraduate studies with a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics and received the prize for the best performance in the year. This qualification allows her to prescribe medications for a variety of eye conditions.
Angela is a member of Optometry Australia, the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia and the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania. She regularly attends industry conferences to keep up to date with the latest technologies and treatment options so she can provide the best possible advice to her patients. She has also undertaken extra training to fit specialised contact lenses, some of which can help reduce the progression of myopia. She also gives regular talks to GPs, medical students, allied health groups, parents and teachers.
Angela is available most days for consultations – just contact our office to book an appointment. In her spare time, Angela enjoys … who are we kidding, she runs a business and has two children, she’s just happy to put her feet up every now and again!
Laurence graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 1995 (yes, the same year as Angela). After over a decade working in Penrith (followed by a short stint as a ski instructor!) he moved to Bathurst to help cover Angela’s maternity leave and decided to stay (even when he discovered snow is a rare occurrence here).
Laurence enjoys the variety that country optometry offers and frequently attends continuing-education events to update his knowledge and skills. He has a particular interest in fitting contact lenses, particularly for those who have never tried them before.
Along with skiing, Laurence enjoys bush walking, running and cycling (in UV protective eyewear, naturally!). He is also one of the founding members of the Bathurst Pan Dragons who race and train on Chifley Dam.
Practice manager/Optical dispenser
Robyn joined the practice in October 2004 and is our valued optical dispenser and practice manager. Having started in the industry as a school leaver, she is a master at fitting and repairing all makes and models of eyewear.
Robyn is passionate about helping you find the right glasses for your needs and her attention to detail ensures they are made to the highest optical standards. Robyn knows her job is done when your new glasses fit perfectly, feel comfortable and allow you to see clearly.
When not fitting glasses, Robyn keeps the practice running smoothly and delights customers and staff with her infectious laugh and sense of humour. In her spare time, she enjoys watching the V8s (Fords of course), cricket and netball, and loves to listen to music and see live bands with her family.
Despite being a Parramatta supporter (just kidding!), we were thrilled when Tracy rejoined the practice in March 2018. Tracy has extensive experience in the retail and health industries, so it was a natural fit for her to return to her role as an eyewear consultant which she undertook ten years previously.
Long-term patients will remember Tracy’s sympathetic yet enthusiastic nature; and if you haven’t met Tracy yet, you will soon discover her exceptional “eye for detail” and stylish flair for finding you the perfect eyewear.
To further help her patients, Tracy has also completed the Optical Dispensing course which will allow her use her skills in the workshop; fitting and checking prescription lenses.
Away from work, Tracy enjoys watching the family in their sporting pursuits, including soccer and hockey, and if time permits, there may be the odd DIY project that she will sink her teeth into.
In August 2021, we welcomed Angela Richens to the practice (aka Angela 2.0)
Many people know Angela already, as she is a qualified Optical Dispenser, with over 25 years of experience working in the local optical industry.
Angela’s experience brings another skillset to our team and she is across all of the latest products ready to assist our patients with their eyecare needs.
On Angela’s days off, she can be found at Proctor Park, Little Athletics or Park Run cheering on her children or having a run herself.
Angela can always find the time to indulge in a great book or two. So it is just as well she can have the latest eyewear to help her to “look good and see good”.
Founding practice manager
Angela’s mum Jean has been with the practice from the very beginning. Having previously worked in secretarial roles, it was a big change when she helped Angela establish an optometry practice. However, she quickly excelled in her new role and particularly relished the opportunity to help people select their new frames.
Jean now considers herself to be a full time “nanna” but still works at the practice on an occasional part-time basis. She loves to catch up with long-term customers and show them photos of the grandchildren…