Dresden Newtown

Optometrist in Sydney

Dresden Newtown

419 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042

(02) 9517 1855

Opening hours

Monday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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  • Full range of optometry services.
  • Glasses made on the spot when possible.
  • Visual fields tests.
  • Bring your own frames. We can fit anything.

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Same-day glasses

Watch and learn as we cut your lenses and assemble your frames in-store just for you. If you’re buying standard single vision lenses you can walk out with your new pair of glasses right then and there!


In-store or online

If you’ve bought glasses or contacts from us before and your prescription doesn’t need updating, we have all of your details already. Please feel free to shop online for the same great glasses and service.


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@ Dresden Newtown

Peter Herse

Optometrist – DipAppSc(Optom) PhD FAAO GradCertOcTher

I practised as an optometrist in Australia and Kenya, then completed a PhD and worked as an academic in South Africa and New Zealand universities before returning home to Australia. I then held a range of positions including senior lecturer at UNSW, optometrist at Vision Australia, director of the Macular Degeneration Foundation, and councillor of Optometry Australia. It’s great being hands-on again with Dresden, and so close to the actual, everyday act of improving vision.

Jane Le

Optometrist – BOptom(Hons) GradCertOcTher

I’m a therapeutically registered optometrist and have worked in a variety of practices across Australia for 12 years. I believe everyone should have access to quality eye care, and I’ve been part of volunteer missions in El Salvador, Mexico and Bolivia. I have a special interest in contact lenses and treatment of anterior eye conditions. Working for an innovative, altruistic company like Dresden has let me focus on my favourite part of being an optometrist – providing the best solution for patients’ eye health.

Languages spoken: Vietnamese (fluent) and Spanish (basic)

Jonathan Sykes

Optometrist – BSc(Hons) MCOptom GradCertOcTher

I graduated with honours from the University of Wales in 1986, and have been a member of the College of Optometrists since 1988. I’m therapeutically registered in the treatment of anterior eye conditions and glaucoma, and my optometry career has taken me to Europe, Africa and now Australia. I’ve worked at the Aboriginal Eye Health Clinic in Redfern, and am currently clinic supervisor at UNSW, teaching and practising in the rehabilitation of visually impaired people. Community involvement is important to me and so is sustainability – so Dresden is a great fit. As a home brewer myself, I love wearing frames that are made from recycled beer keg caps!