Our aim is to provide individual eye care and individual eye wear. We do not see our clients as a number and want to provide a quality product to suit your needs. We can work with you to achieve the look you desire or give you information about products to assist you make an informed choice. Our pride in workmanship does not mean we take your eye health for granted. Our testing procedure is thorough and we take great pride in ensuring your eyes are healthy. We see a synergy between good ocular health and dispensing amazing glasses.

The practice has been in Blackwood since the 1950’s and has had many owners. Bryce Hume bought the practice in the early 1990’s after the OPSM group purchased the Holland’s group for whom Bryce worked. He was the main optometrist until his retirement in September 2011. The practice retains all records from this time. Nigel Dunsford and Simone Wyatt bought the practice in 2006 and Nigel is now the optometrist.

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Meet our Team

Blackwood Optical Optometrist Team

Our mission at Blackwood Optical

is to optimise your eye health and provide eyewear solutions that exceed your expectations

Nigel Dunsford

As the owner Nigel believes that excellent care and service is needed to make the practice prosper.  He graduated in 1995 from UNSW and has worked in regional SA and Adelaide in both small practices and large firms.  In 2012 he finished an ocular therapeutics course which allows him to prescribe eye medications privately and through the pharmaceutical benefits Scheme (PBS).  These medications treat all sorts of eye infections and inflammations.

Nigel Dunsford Principal Optometrist


Karen joined the Blackwood Optical team in 2008. She really enjoys that we are an independent practice that has a great community feel. Being a local herself, Karen loves all the regulars and welcoming new customers.

Karen gets great satisfaction interacting with our customers and offering a real genuine experience.

Blackwood Optical Team - Karen


Giulia joined our team in 2020 having previously worked as an Optical Dispenser in her home country, New Zealand.

She works two days a week here at Blackwood Optical while the other days are spent being a mum to her two little girls.

Giulia has a passion for frame designs and really loves helping to select which frames we bring into our shop. Her favourite thing about her job is getting to know the customers and helping them find that perfect frame.

Blackwood Optical Team - Guilia

Blackwood Optical is a proud sponsor of the Blackwood Bowling Club and Blackwood Community Recreation Centre