Envision Optical
Optometrist in QLD and NSW

Dr Andrew Bowden

For the past 10 years we have dispensed circa 37,000 pairs of glasses.

Andrew is excited to deliver industry-leading technology in eye health management. This includes vision correction through orthokeratology and myopia control lenses. He also concentrates on preventative eye health care via nutrition and diet management, particularly in the areas of macular health and dry eyes. Additionally, Andrew offers computer-based therapy for binocular vision disorders and reading difficulties.

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Our Burleigh Waters and Tweed Heads Teams

We love sharing our expertise with our customers to give everyone the best outcome for their eyes! Come visit us at our Burleigh Waters or Tweed Heads practices and get your eyes checked!

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What Makes Our Practice Different

Our optometrist Andrew Bowden provides comprehensive eye health care for every age and life stage with preventive and curative treatments in both our Tweed Heads and Burleigh Waters eye clinics.

Meet Our Optometrists
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Welcome to Envision Optical

Welcome to Envision Optical, the optometry practice of our principal optometrist, Andrew Bowden, and his associates, Nicole Arnold and Cassie Baan, with Gold Coast locations in Burleigh Waters and Tweed Heads.

We provide vision services for the entire family – from early childhood eye care to advanced optical treatment for your wisest senior family members. We believe that helping you preserve, protect and enhance your vision through customised eye care can make your most memorable moments more vivid.

A Focus on Community, Integrity and Sustainability

At Envision Optical, we pamper our patients with exceptional eye care by treating everyone as a valued individual. Our mission is to improve the lifestyles of our patients through quality vision and eye health solutions, provided by a caring and compassionate eye care team who enjoys catching up with patients at each visit. It’s working with and connecting to our community that makes us love what we do.

As a locally-owned, independent business, Envision Optical is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of preventive, health-focused optometry care. We feature leading-edge technology in the field, stay current with training and education, and we make your care personal by taking our time and making sure you feel confident in what we’ve discussed.

Of course, we also know you want to look your best! Whether you want to give off an intellectual vibe or make an artistic statement, we have the eyewear solution to complement your unique self-expression. We also carry durable, kid-friendly spectacles for your energetic little ones.

Our Commitment to Professional Excellence

Andrew’s commitment to professional excellence works in tandem with his easy-going nature, making each visit both productive and enjoyable. As a life-long learner, Andrew graduated from QUT with honours before advancing his knowledge by initially completing the SUNY Ocular Therapeutics course and later earning a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics at QUT.

Andrew takes a holistic approach to eye health that includes nutrition and diet management. He maintains numerous professional memberships and regularly consults with leading colleagues in optometry. In 2012, Andrew became an accredited aviation vision examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

He, along with his associates, diagnose and treat the full array of eye conditions and disorders. You can read more about Andrew, his specialised treatment and professional associations here.

Our Third-Generation Family Legacy 

At Envision Optical, we love treating families because we are strongly rooted in family tradition. You might say it was destiny for Andrew to become an optometrist. His father Ron was an optometrist in Brisbane, then Jimboomba. Dr Ron Bowden had two uncles and a younger brother who also passionately pursued optometry.

In a serendipitous twist, several years after Andrew married his wife Honor; they discovered that her great-grandfather was the first optometrist in Queensland in the 1880s, a tradition continued by her grandfather. 

Their family story continues today with Envision Optical.

We Warmly Welcome You to Envision Optical

On behalf of our entire team, we are honoured to welcome you, and we thank you for the trust you’ve placed in us to care for your family’s vision. We also understand convenience is important, which is why we designed our two boutique optical locations on the Gold Coast and in Burleigh Waters to delight and satisfy the needs of today’s busy families.

We are excited to meet you and your family.

We are open. Burleigh practice is following guidelines, only seeing essential and urgent care this week under lockdown rules. With our two practices in different states, we continue to monitor the current situations with COVID-19 in QLD and NSW and the Health Department guidelines. We are updating accordingly with high-standard policies and procedures in place to ensure your and our safety are prioritized and maintained. We care about our community and aim to follow best practice, and appreciate your support when visiting us. For more information please click here or give us a call.