Why Us

We are an independent optometry practice, not a corporate practice. Our goal is to provide clinical excellence with the most up to date optometrical equipment, continuity of care with the same practitioner, personalised service & quality optical products.

Why Us

Excellence in Eyecare

Adam has more than 25 years experience as an Optometrist and has advanced training in optometry.

We believe you should have continuity of care  with the same optometrist so that small important incremental changes in your eye health can be detected  and treated.

100% Locally Owned & Operated

We are an independent local owned optometry practice and we are proud to be part of the local community.

Professional Care and Service

Our aim is to surpass your expectations whilst offering professional bespoke solutions to your needs. Our goal is NOT to sell you multiple pairs of glasses. We want to look after your eyecare and eyewear  beyond your consultation.

Alstonville Optometry uses HICAPS and accepts all Health funds and processes all Medicare and Veterans Affairs claims on the spot for a hassle free experience.

Advanced Optometric Equipment

With the use of the latest testing technologies, this enables faster and more accurate detection, diagnosis and treatment of eye health problems.

Product and Warranty

We also are able to offer optical products with the confidence of after sales service and most products backed by a two years manufacturer’s warranty.

Adam Kelly

Principal Optometrist

BOptom (UNSW), PGCertTher (UNSW), PGDipOptom (UNSW), MOptom (UNSW), Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber, Aviation Credentialed Optometrist.

Adam has been practicing optometry as a clinical optometrist for 28 years and is the principal optometrist and owner of Alstonville Optometry. Up until recently he was working as the principal optometrist in a corporate practice in Lismore for the last 17 years.

Adam is a member of the Optometrists Association of Australia , the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia and is an endorsed CASA Examiner.

He has completed three postgraduate degrees from the UNSW in Optometry with extra qualifications in Advanced Contacts Lens Studies, Advanced Clinical Optometry, Pathophysiology, Ocular Therapeutics and Behavioural optometry. He has a strong interest in ocular disease such as diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and children’s vision. He currently is one of the few credentialed CASA optometrists in Northern NSW.

Adam enjoys exercise, politics, listening to electronic music and spending time with his three young children and his partner Dr Louisa Evans.

Nicholas Forbes (Nik)

Optometric Technician

B. Ex. Sci. (SCU) 

Nik has a background in health science, having completed his bachelor degree in Exercise Science locally at Southern Cross University.

He has been working as an optical technician since 2013. He is renowned for his organisation, friendly service, sharp wit and occasional impression.

He is a local to the Northern Rivers, and enjoys continuing to explore the area with his wife and daughter. He also likes playing guitar in his spare time.

Rebecca Lord

Optical Dispenser

Cert IV Optical Dispensing (RMIT), BA/BEd (Monash)

Rebecca has a multitude of experience in Optics, Retail Management, Administration, Education and Welfare.

Her qualifications include Bachelor degrees from Monash University and qualifications in optics from RMIT. She has worked in optics in various roles for approximately 20 years, including managerial positions. Rebecca has been previously working as an Optical Dispenser in Lismore.

Rebecca  enjoys music, dance and travel and is currently living in the Ballina area.

Chris Geddes

Optical Dispenser/ Optical Mechanic

Chris is a qualified optical dispenser and optical mechanic and has worked in the optical industry for approximately 30 years. The past 14 years working in Lismore.

His extensive experience in spectacle frame and lens selection is invaluable in finding the appropriate solution for each patients needs. Chris’s knowledge is vital when problem solving difficult optical prescriptions.

Chris moved to the Lismore area approximately 10 years ago, loves his fishing and the occasional custard tart!

Cassie Hughes

Optical Dispenser

Cassie has been working in Lismore and Ballina as an optical dispenser for 15 years.
She has a Cert IV in Optical Dispensing.

She is passionate about spectacle frame fashion and frame selection  and enjoys sourcing the right frame for her customers.

She enjoys getting out and about with her husband and three children.
She loves her sport (particularly hockey).

Adam Kelly

Principal Optometrist

BOptom (UNSW), PGCertTher (UNSW), PGDipOptom (UNSW), MOptom (UNSW), Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber, Aviation Credentialed Optometrist.

Adam has been practicing optometry as a clinical optometrist for 28 years and is the principal optometrist and owner of Alstonville Optometry. Up until recently he was working as the principal optometrist in a corporate practice in Lismore for the last 17 years.

Adam is a member of the Optometrists Association of Australia , the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia and is an endorsed CASA Examiner.

He has completed three postgraduate degrees from the UNSW in Optometry with extra qualifications in Advanced Contacts Lens Studies, Advanced Clinical Optometry, Pathophysiology, Ocular Therapeutics and Behavioural optometry. He has a strong interest in ocular disease such as diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and children’s vision. He currently is one of the few credentialed CASA optometrists in Northern NSW.

Adam enjoys exercise, politics, listening to electronic music and spending time with his three young children and his partner Dr Louisa Evans.

Nicholas Forbes (Nick)

Optometric Technician

B. Ex. Sci. (SCU) 

Nick has a background in health science, having completed his bachelor degree in Exercise Science locally at Southern Cross University.

He has been working as an optical technician since 2013. He is renowned for his organisation, friendly service, sharp wit and occasional impression.

He is a local to the Northern Rivers, and enjoys continuing to explore the area with his wife and daughter. He also likes playing guitar in his spare time.

Rebecca Lord

Optical Dispenser

Cert IV Optical Dispensing (RMIT), BA/BEd (Monash)

Rebecca has a multitude of experience in Optics, Retail Management, Administration, Education and Welfare.

Her qualifications include Bachelor degrees from Monash University and qualifications in optics from RMIT. She has worked in optics in various roles for approximately 20 years, including managerial positions. Rebecca has been previously working as an Optical Dispenser in Lismore.

Rebecca  enjoys music, dance and travel and is currently living in the Ballina area.

Chris Geddes

OPTICAL DISPENSER/ OPTICAL MECHANIC

Chris is a qualified optical dispenser and optical mechanic and has worked in the optical industry for approximately 30 years. The past 14 years working in Lismore.

His extensive experience in spectacle frame and lens selection is invaluable in finding the appropriate solution for each patients needs. Chris’s knowledge is vital when problem solving difficult optical prescriptions.

Chris moved to the Lismore area approximately 10 years ago, loves his fishing and the occasional custard tart!

Cassie Hughes

Optical Dispenser

Cassie has been working in Lismore and Ballina as an optical dispenser for 15 years.
She has a Cert IV in Optical Dispensing.

She is passionate about spectacle frame fashion and frame selection  and enjoys sourcing the right frame for her customers.

She enjoys getting out and about with her husband and three children.
She loves her sport (particularly hockey).