Stones Corner Festival

April 27th, 2017

This Sunday 30th April sees the return of the local festival.  It is always a fun day with this years music headlined by ‘Regurgitator’. Who remembers that classic 90′s album “Tu Plang”????? You are likely to find Simon floating around re-visiting his younger days.

New Stock

April 27th, 2017

The endless circle continues with new stock arriving over the next month in the following ranges

- Jono Hennessy

- L.A. Eyeworks

-Michael Kors

This is on top of the new Persol, Seraphin and OGI specs that arrived recently.

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$5 Notes More Accessible to Vision-Impaired People

November 30th, 2016

A small change in Australia’s new generation of bank notes is set to have a huge impact on blind and vision-impaired people.

Two tiny, raised dots — about the size of a sprinkle on a piece of fairy bread — will appear on the new $5 note, which will be released into circulation by the Reserve Bank on September 1.

Vision Australia lead policy advisor Bruce Maguire said the new tactile feature would assist almost 360,000 Australians who are blind or vision-impaired.

“For the first time in the history of Australian currency it will be possible for someone who is blind or vision-impaired to just pick up a note and know instantly what it is,” Mr Maguire said

“As a blind person I think this change is one of the most significant — if not the most significant — inclusive actions I’ve seen in Australia in my lifetime because while there have been other inclusive actions, like audible pedestrian crossings, they’re not universal, they differ from state to state.

“The new note with the tactile feature will help every Australian, no matter where they are.”

Eye Test and Dinner Deal

September 1st, 2016

Yes, it is back!

The third installment of the yet to be copied “Eye Test and Dinner Deal” returns to Stones Corner Eyewear and I assure you it is by popular demand. This year however there is a slight twist in the fact that you need to answer a short quiz to be eligible to enter. There are other eligibility criteria that I will list below:

  • You can be either a new or existing patient
  • You like the company of your friendly optometrist

Simple really.

To also clarify some confusion that arose following last year’s competition, the winner will receive a free, dine-in meal at the Bent Elbow which is conveniently located next door to the practice. The winner will have the company of their friendly optometrist, who has no problem with the winner bringing a friend (or spouse/partner) should that be deemed to be less daunting. Should the winner bring a partner who is also a patient of Stones Corner Eyewear, then that partner is more than likely to also have their dinner paid for.

The dinner is to take place after the winners next eye test and as a result will be the last appointment of the day on a Wed, Thur or Friday evening. The dinner must be taken before Xmas this year.

Now for the quiz.

Below are 4 questions that are either true or false. We need you to let us know what percentage of the answers are true. For example, 100%, 75%, 50% etc.

  • Question 1          Simon has had his practice in Stones Corner for 15 years
  • Question 2          Simon has 3 staff members that work with him in 2016 and those lovely ladies are Sophia, Shaunesy and Hannah.
  • Question 3          The 2011 floods, although coming close to the back steps of the practice and having Simon and his staff and family remove all his consulting equipment, DID NOT result in tens of thousands of dollars damage.
  • Question 4          Until proven otherwise, the “Stones Corner Eyewear, Eye Test and Dinner Deal” is Simon’s favourite promotional activity of the year.

Please send your answer (0%, 25%, 50%, 75% or 100%) to with the subject of Eye Test and Dinner Deal. Please do not forget to also put your name as well.

All winning entries then go into the draw to win this great prize. Please act fast as the prize will be drawn on the 5th October.

15 Year later……..

September 1st, 2016

Can you remember what you were doing when the Twin Towers were attacked?? As a young optometrist with a steely resolve to open my practice in Stones Corner, I recall exactly where I was. After being up most of the night, glued to the television, I remember buying a newspaper across the road and thinking the world was about to descend into absolute chaos.

All this and facing up to my 5th day after opening the doors to Simon Clark Optometrist, with the appointment book telling me I had 2 patients booked in to see me…..

15 years later and I still love walking through the same door and thankfully more than 2 people tend to follow me in on any given day. The cranes in Stones Corner point to a more optimistic outlook than ever before, and the variety of people that I have the pleasure to look after each day, make me more comfortable than ever with where the practice is heading.

With the adventure of future study around the corner, I am excited about my career in optometry as much as I ever have been, despite the challenges that will always be there.

I want to thank all of you for your loyal support over the past 15 years and I genuinely appreciate the encouragement that I receive from you on a daily basis.

Holidays Approaching

September 1st, 2016

I am lucky enough to be taking my family on our first road-trip in the September holidays. For those of you that normally use the break to come and see me, I will be around on the first two days (19th and 20th September), but then not back until  Tuesday 4th October. There are Saturday and evening appointments also available up until then so please get in touch with us to tee up a suitable time.

Blesphasteam Goggles

September 1st, 2016

We now have access to a very successful approach to managing blepharitis, which is a condition that affects the eye-lids.  Blepharitis is a very common condition that causes the glands along the eye-lids to become blocked and dysfunctional.  The goggles provide heat to these glands and melts the blockages, causing the oils and lipids to again be secreted properly.

Symptoms of blepharitis include irritated, dry eyes and often burning and excess watering of the eyes.  The treatment usually takes 20-30 minutes.  Contact us if you have any questions or want to book in for a treatment.


Wonderful Story

July 11th, 2016

Now here is a wonderful story……..

One of our patients here is the lovely Lucia (pictured with Simon) who has macular degeneration. She is under the care of the QLD Eye Institute who are holding a charity breakfast in August.

Lucia was not happy with simply going to the breakfast so she has taken it upon herself to raise extra money via donations and here at the practice we are committed to helping her out.

Lucia has provided us with a donation jar at the practice so please drop your loose change in if you are in over the next month. If you need further information on the breakfast you can contact us directly or follow the details off the brochure.

Lucia you are an inspiration as well as having one of the best smiles (and hugs) in Brisbane.  Is it also true she makes the best limoncello in Brisbane??


Dieters Warned against Sun Eating

June 10th, 2016

Sun eating  – the “very alarming” practice of looking into the sun in an effort to lose weight – is gaining popularity in Hong Kong. The belief among sun eaters is that by gazing into the sun, your eyes will absorb calorie free energy that the body can use instead of food.

However, eye health professionals have warned that, despite the fact that most of the fad dieters are absorbing their rays at sunrise and sunset, their retinas are at risk of being damaged.

Speaking to Oriental Daily, one woman said, “We practice sun-gazing as a substitute for eating.  Some of us who have finished the therapy now eat less, and others don’t have to eat at all.”

The women start by looking at the sun for up to 10 seconds and add 10 seconds every day until they reach 44 minutes by the ninth month of practice.