Rishmie is a highly experienced optometrist, nearing a decade since graduation. Originally from Sydney, Rishmie moved to Newcastle in 2016 and settled down with her partner and gorgeous border collie puppy. She has been a volunteer optometrist for primary school vision screenings, the Hunter Homeless Connect, and charity outreach programs in regional Australia.
Rishmie is an ophthalmic medicines prescriber, meaning she has advanced skills in diagnosing and managing various eye diseases. If you have any visual symptoms like blurred vision, you have macular degeneration, glaucoma, or a family history of eye disease, or are concerned about your child's worsening eyesight, then Rishmie is the optometrist you should meet.
Rishmie's professional interests include paediatric (children's) and behavioural optometry, including treatment of lazy eye (amblyopia) and accommodative esotropia ('cross-eyes'), as well as how vision problems can relate to learning difficulties but of course sees patients of all ages at Custom EyeCare.
Throughout her career, Rishmie has always enjoyed looking after people to ensure their visual needs are met. After graduating Optometry at UNSW, Rishmie went on to complete further professional study with a Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses. Rishmie’s passion is contact lens fitting, especially to those who’ve had no confidence to try contacts in the past. She has experience in designing custom contact lenses for managing myopia, keratoconus, corneal grafts and other corneal conditions.
Besides being a highly qualified Optometrist, Rishmie is also a certified optical dispenser and is able to assist with all of your glasses fitting and adjustment needs.
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