About Noosa Optical
Noosa Optical is the longest established Optometrist practice in Noosa. The practice first opened in the 1970s in Lanyana Arcade, just behind the pharmacy. We’ve been in our current, purpose-built location since 1989.
We’re 100% independently owned and operated by a local family. We’re not a chain store.
The practice was independently established in the 1970s in Noosa Junction. For a little over a decade, the practice operated out of a small space behind the pharmacy on Sunshine Beach Road.
When the western side of Lanyana Way was developed in the late 1980s, the practice moved to a larger location. The Noosa Professional Centre was built at 1 Lanyana Way in 1989 and the practice moved into Suites 2 & 3.
You will still find us in Suites 2 & 3, on the ground floor of the Noosa Professional Centre.
The practice has had 3 indepenent Optometrist owners since it’s establishment. We have been truly independent and local from the beginning.
The current owners, Catherine and Shane Tromp, have owned and operated the practice since 2007. They embarked on a complete re-design and re-build of the practice in 2017. They have also invested in state-of-the-art eye health technology to assert Noosa Optical’s position at the forefront of Optometry.
Our Mission & Vision
Noosa Optical stands for independent, patient focused eye care. Our mission is simply to help our clients see better, for longer. We will strive to help you achieve your best possible vision, for the longest possible time.
To help our clients see better, for longer means we must provide the best eye health care in Noosa. We must prescribe what is best for our clients, without restrictions imposed by corporate or franchise models. We must also remain at the forefront of new optical technologies and model our eye care on modern, advanced clincial standards.
Our Optometry practice is eye health focused. Although eyewear is an important part of what we do, we’re not a “retail first” model of Optometry. We will therefore continue to actively seek out and provide the highest quality eyewear solutions. This will support our mission to provide the best possible vision, for the longest possible time.
Professional Eye Care
Client Focused Team
Genuine Quality Eyewear
Meet Our Owners
Principal Optometrist, BAppSc (Optom) QUT CertOcTher (ACO)
Catherine has worked in independent Optometry practices since 2004. She purchased Noosa Optical in 2007 and has been the principal Optometrist since then. Catherine is responsible for the clincial and eye care side of the practice.
She has completed post-graduate training in ocular therapeutics. She is a current member of Optometry Australia (OA) and ProVision and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Shane is the managing director of Noosa Optical and is co-owner with Catherine. He is certified in advanced optics and he also brings a personal enthusiasm for customized eyewear solutions.
Behind the scenes, Shane takes care of the administrative side of things, so the practice runs smoothly. As an independent practice, there isn’t any head office to do those jobs for us. So Shane’s role is to cover those bases.