“Independent optometrists.”

The Pinhole Effect is an independently owned optometry store. We have a qualified optometrist on-site with over 10 years experience for all your eye testing needs. Our friendly experienced staff offer quality one-on-one service. We have a unique selection of quality frames sourced from independent labels from around Australia and the world featuring old-school, modern and handcrafted styles. We also specialise in custom made polarised sunglass clip-ons with a range of tint colour choices, made in store to fit any frame.

Health-fund and Medicare Easyclaim are available on-site for immediate rebates.


  • All contact lens needs including: ortho-keratology (overnight corrective lenses), scleral and RGP lenses and multifocal soft disposable lenses to your daily soft disposable occasional use.
  • Custom made polarised clip-on sunglass lenses – made in store to fit your favourite frames
  • Compact foldable reading glasses and makeup glasses with magnifying lenses available for purchase, or prescriptable if needed
  • Repair Services
  • Gift Cards


Appointments can be organised in store or via phone or email. Emergency walk-in appointments are available.

Shop 22 Ground Level Adelaide Arcade

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Open Hours

Monday 9:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesday 9:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday 9:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday 9:30am – 5:30pm

Friday 9:30am – 7:30pm

Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm

Sunday Closed


08 8232 9604


08 8312 6080





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