Primed for a Bright Future

AFTER more than four decades serving the people of Cairns and surrounding areas, Bruce Mellick isn’t slowing down any time soon.
The highly qualified optometrist and founder of Bruce Mellick Optometry has had generations of locals pass through the doors of his practice, always focused on eye health and showcasing the latest in fashion, which is a large reason for families returning to Bruce Mellick Optometry, making their appointments a fun and enjoyable experience.
“Most of our patients end up friends,”
he says.
“For a lot of people coming to me now, I knew their grandparents and seeing them grow up to be adults and fulfilling their life’s ambitions is a joy knowing I helped in some way.”
Whether it be glasses, contact lenses, laser surgery or just a check-up, Bruce ensures each patient is properly looked after.
“We want them to not only look good but feel good,” he says.
“That’s what we’re aiming for.”
Employing the latest technology, the practice now offers patients a non-invasive “CAT scan” of their eyes thanks to an Ocular Coherence Tomography instrument.
“It allows us to see the layers of the retina better. We pick up conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma a lot earlier without relying on the patients’ symptoms,” Bruce says.
“We can now see the structure and get a better view of the back of the eye. That’s a big game changer.”
Employing six staff at his Abbott Street practice, Bruce says he is excited about the future for his business.
“The key to the success of the practice is that I’ve got good people around me and it’s fun – not only the professional part but helping our clients choosing a stylish pair of frames which we source ourselves for an individual look,” he says.
“We’ve never been busier.”

Bruce Mellick Optometry; Locally Owned, Locally Operated and Serving the Community Since 1974.
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