Optometrist Sydney

Welcome to Zoom Optics, Sydney’s provider of personalised and professional eyecare for over twenty years. Located in Broadway Shopping Centre, Macquarie Centre and Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, we are well-known as one of Sydney’s foremost practices.

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Zoom Optics

Welcome to Zoom Optics.

If you’ve been looking for the best optometrist in Sydney then look no further, as we have been providing high quality personalised and professional eyecare for over fifteen years. Not able to see properly is obviously a huge barrier to day-to-day life, and if you choose a low quality optometrist you may not be satisfied with the results. Our excellent range of eyewear, however, will give you crystal clear vision while ensuring that you look great at the same time.

We’ve got an amazing selection of frames available, with stylish designs from brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada and Tiffany&Co, so you’ll be the envy of friends and family. Or if you are looking for something a bit more unique, view our handpicked selection from European boutique designers like Lindberg and IC Berlin. If you’d prefer contacts or perhaps a pair of prescription sunglasses (perfect for the Sydney sun) then it couldn’t be easier to grab a pair. We also offer special Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses, which gently and safely corrects your vision while you sleep.

We’re not like any other optometrist in Sydney, because we’re extra fast getting you your glasses, for the ultimate convenience. Whereas other optometrists might send your glasses away to be manufactured, we’re equipped with our very own revolutionary, state-of-the-art eyeglass lab. Our expert technicians can typically have your prescription ready the very same day, and the process can take as little as an hour! Our precision automated edging equipment, utilising the latest technology, means that your glasses can be made while you shop.

Sounds good to you? Why not book an eye test now from one of our stores – bulk billing is available and there’s no credit card required. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help get you set up with the best products for you. We’re located in Broadway Shopping Centre, Macquarie Centre and Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre, so come along now and choose an optometrist you can trust – your eyes will thank you for.

Our Optometrists

John Nguyen


John is co-owner of the Zoom Optics group of practices. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2005. He worked in a variety of practice settings across New South Wales before committing to his passion of running his own business. His interests are in the latest diagnostic and ophthalmic lens technologies. He is a member of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania and is long term wearer of OrthoK himself.

John has a keen interest in fitness and personal health. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys barracking for the Sydney Swans.

Christine Wang


Christine is co-owner of the Zoom Optics group of practices, completing the husband and wife team. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2006. She travelled the country, doing private practice and satellite clinics for Indigenous communities, before settling back in Sydney to start her own practice. Her interests are in contact lens fittings and children’s vision. She is a member of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania.

Christine enjoys travelling and spending time with her young family and two dogs.

Tina Chau

BOptom BSci (Hons)

Tina is our principal optometrist at Broadway. She joined our Broadway practice in 2009 and values the relationships she has built with patients in this time. She is passionate about providing personalized care to all her patients. Her special interests include management of myopia and specialty contact lenses such as OrthoK. In 2018, her work on the impacts of OrthoK and binocular vision was published.

Tina is a therapeutically endorsed optometrist, which allows her to prescribe certain ocular medications for the treatment of conditions such as glaucoma and most red eye complications.

In her spare time, she strives to balance her love for red wine with the gym, and is the proud mum of her cavoodle pup, Archie.

Sophie Dao

BOptom BVisnSci

Sophie Dao is our resident Optometrist at Zoom Optics Macquarie Centre. She graduated from UNSW with Honors and Therapeutic qualifications, allowing her to co-manage ocular pathology and network eye specialist around Sydney. Sophie is a proponent of Ortho-K myopia control, using the latest evidence to form a treatment plan for patients with worsening myopia (short-sightedness). She is a member of the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania and Cornea&Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA). Sophie has furthered her training by gaining international qualifications in Contact Lenses from VisionExpo (United States), Orthokeratology Society of Oceania and International Cornea and Contact Lens Conference.

Sophie is qualified to prescribed medications for the eye such as red-eye and glaucoma.

Outside of work, Sophie has an interest in sports including playing oz-tag, basketball and gym. Come see her at Zoom Macquarie if you want to discuss contact lens and spec options to suit your sport or lifestyle

Kylie Squires


Kylie graduated from UNSW in 1998 and was awarded the University medal. She has been in private practice for over 20 years, and has worked primarily in Sydney and Perth. She has worked for Zoom Optics since 2010. Kylie enjoys ongoing relationships with the customers at Broadway and appreciates frequently having customers refer their friends for the thorough care they have experienced.

Kylie is a mother of 3 school age children and this enables her to relate to the concerns of families in eye examinations. She enjoys time with her family (including a Cavalier puppy) and time practising pilates and walking with friends.

Carmen Chiang

BOptom (Hons)

Carmen is our regular part time optometrist at Rhodes. She graduated from UNSW with Honors in 2005 and completed her UNSW Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2016. Hence Carmen is able to prescribe certain ocular medications for the treatment of most red eye complications and co-manage glaucoma in consultation with specialists. Carmen joined our Rhodes practice in 2014 and she has enjoyed her work here in this friendly community. She is passionate about providing excellent eyecare to all her patients, and educating them about eye protection. Carmen is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

In her spare time, Carmen enjoys family life with her husband and active son. They go for bike rides and walks by the beach under the great Aussie sun!

What is an optometrist?

An optometrist is a health care provider who is concerned with the eyes. They are experts in eye health, visual performance, and optic lenses. These professionals have achieved degrees in optometry, are registered with the Optometry Board of Australia, and often have additional training to treat eye conditions that require the use of medicated eye drops.

What does an optometrist do?

An optometrist diagnoses and manages diseases of the eye and treats injuries and disorders that occur. When appropriate, they prescribe eye glasses or contact lenses to aid in vision. Patients usually schedule regular appointments for eye exams, or they might see an optometrist when they are experiencing vision problems. The optometrist examines the patient’s eyes and use vision tests to make a diagnosis. Once they know what is causing the patient’s symptoms, they make recommendations for eye glasses or for other treatments.What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

When scheduling an appointment for eyecare, people often get confused by these two types of specialists. It’s important to understand the difference to ensure you get the right eye care. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specialises in eye and vision care. They have a greater degree of medical training than an optometrist and have obtained a post-graduate medical degree. As a result, they can diagnose and treat a broader range of conditions and perform surgery when needed.

An optometrist is also a health care provider who is often the first level of care for people with eye or vision problems. An optometrist is an expert in lenses, eye health, and vision issues. They provide assessments, diagnose and manage diseases of the eyes, and treat some injuries and disorders. More often, they evaluate your vision problems and prescribe spectacles or contact lenses to help you see better.

Usually, you will see an optometrist for your basic eye care. If you have a condition that is more complex or you don’t respond to treatment, an optometrist might refer you to an ophthalmologist.

What can an optometrist diagnose?Optometrists provide a range of services including diagnosing and treating some eye disorders and vision problems. Some conditions they normally diagnose include cataracts and glaucoma. An optometrist tests patients for vision problems and provides glasses, contact lenses, or other visual aids to help them see better. An optometrist might give you exercises to do to strengthen your eye muscles. They might also prescribe eye drops for dry eyes or symptoms of glaucoma.

You should see an optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years. Some eye conditions don’t have any symptoms and they are progressive. The optometrist can detect problems early on. Although any existing damage can’t be reversed, you might be able to stop progression of the disease. The optometrist can provide you with treatment for many common eye and vision problems. However, if your condition is more serious, you might need to see an ophthalmologist.

What are the signs of vision problems?

Some people begin to have headaches or dizziness which might be accompanied by blurred or double vision. Others must place reading material closer or farther away than they used to just to see it. Itchy, dry eyes, difficulty reading small print, or differences in the appearance of one or both eyes are just some of the signs of vision problems. Generally, any changes to the appearance or the functioning of your eyes calls for an exam by an optometrist.

Who should see an optometrist?

You shouldn’t wait until you experience symptoms of vision problems to see an optometrist. Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months old. Follow-up exams should be repeated at ages 3 years and 6 years. After that, they should return to the optometrist every 2 years if there aren’t any problems.

Adults also need regular visits which increase in frequency as you age. Never assume your symptoms are just normal signs of ageing. Some eye conditions are treatable and manageable, but can’t be reversed. Catching them early can have a big impact on your eyesight for the rest of your life.

What makes Zoom Optics different from other optometrists?

Zoom Optics has a long history of providing beautiful eyewear, exceptional service, and the best eyecare in Sydney. Our Same Day Express Service means you get your glasses done in just one hour. Our team of experienced professionals use the most advanced technology to provide you with solutions that have you seeing clearly for longer. We even offer a greater range of eyeglass frames, so you get the stylish glasses that suit your face as well as your fashion sense.