About Us

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 WHK 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 Morris

Angela Morris

Optometrist

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 Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists. 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 help children with vision-related learning difficulties and gives regular talks to GPs, 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 Outim

Laurence Outim

Optometrist

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.

Robyn Evans

Robyn Evans

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.

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Eyewear consultant

Sam became a valued member of our friendly team in 2014 and plays a vital role in the day-to-day running of the practice. She is most likely to be the one who will greet you on the phone or at the front desk.

With a keen eye for fashion, Sam has a canny knack for knowing which frames or sunglasses will best suit your style. She also has the patience of a saint and will happily help you try on as many frames as you like until you find the right ones (and then carefully put them all back again!).

When she’s not working, Sam enjoys playing representative-level netball and coaching.

Jean Morris

Jean Morris

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…