About Us

ICON Eyewear Is One Of Sydney's Most Experienced Optometrists. We Are Experienced In A Variety Eyecare Treatments And Have A Huge Range Of Stylish Frames & Sunglasses.

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We love eyes

At ICON Eyewear, we believe your eyes deserve the best.

That’s why we go above and beyond to provide gold standard eye care services to all our patients.

We strive for excellence, using the latest technology available and offer a range of services including advanced eyecare, pathology management and CASA examinations for pilots and the aviation industry.

In 2021, our commitment to quality eye care was recognised by our community, with our practice a finalist for the 2021 St George Local Business Awards in the Health Improvement Services division, behind winner Waratah Private Hospital.

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Optometry is at the heart of our business

ICON Eyewear has been providing quality eye care services in Hurstville since 1992. Originally known as MDM Eyecare Centre, we practised within Westfield Shopping Centre before moving to our present location a decade ago.

The practice is independently owned and operated by our Optometrists Michael Mihailidis and Maria Dimitratos whose love and care for client’s vision is evident in the use of cutting-edge technology and equipment across the practice.

ICON utilises innovative computerised equipment, ensuring early detection and management of eye diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts and Diabetic Retinopathy.

All of our optometrists are experienced in fitting advanced contact lenses, including orthokeratology lenses for myopia control. They are also therapeutically endorsed to prescribe medicated eye drops and are authorised to conduct Civil Aviation eye examinations.

Our optical dispensers and staff are expertly trained and experienced, and dedicated to making your visit to ICON Eyewear a pleasant and worthwhile trip.

Our Optometrists

  • Michael M Mihailidis - B.Optom. GradDipOcTher (UNSW). LLM (Usyd)

    Michael M Mihailidis - B.Optom. GradDipOcTher (UNSW). LLM (Usyd)

    Michael has been practising optometry for 30 years since graduating from the University of NSW with a Bachelor of Optometry degree in 1988.

    In 2018, Michael obtained a Diploma of Ocular Therapeutics from UNSW allowing him to be actively involved in the co- management of ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetes related/ Retinal diseases. He has completed training to become a CASA credentialed optometrist. He is highly experienced in advanced contact lens fitting and myopia control with a specific interest in Orthokeratology.

    Michael is bilingual and can conduct his examinations in both fluent Greek and English.

    Michael is an avid rugby league fan and enjoys watching his team play every season. He also enjoys nature and loves going on scenery walks with his family.

  • Maria Dimitratos - B.Optom (UNSW) CertOcTher (ACO)

    Maria Dimitratos - B.Optom (UNSW) CertOcTher (ACO)

    Maria graduated from the University of NSW in 1988 with a Bachelor of Optometry (Class 1 Honours) and has been practising since 1992.

    Maria has a special interest in Children’s Vision and is always updating her knowledge in the treatment of Dry Eyes.

    In 2019, Maria obtained a Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics from the Australian College of Optometry to become a therapeutically endorsed optometrist. She has also completed training to become CASA credentialed optometrist.
    Maria is bilingual and can conduct her examinations in both fluent Greek and English.

    Maria enjoys going on hikes and scenery walks during her days off. She is also an avid reader and always updates her knowledge with the latest clinical papers on her days off.

  • Vivian To – B.VisSci. M. Optom (UNSW)

    Vivian To – B.VisSci. M. Optom (UNSW)

    Vivian has worked as an optical assistant at the practice while studying since 2015, before graduating from the University of NSW with a Bachelor’s degree in Vision Science and Master of Clinical Optometry. She has experience in different clinical settings and demographics, having done placements regionally and interstate at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

    Vivian’s clinical interests include Ocular pathology, Dry Eye treatment and Myopia control and she is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe medicated eye drops for ocular conditions including glaucoma.

    Vivian likes staying active and usually does multiple dance and fitness classes on her days off. She also has a love for food and cooking and likes exploring different cuisines.

    Vivian is multilingual and can conduct her examinations in Chinese, English and Vietnamese.

Our Optical Dispensers

  • Peter Chatz – CertIV Optical Dispensing & Mechanics

    Peter Chatz – CertIV Optical Dispensing & Mechanics

    Peter is a Senior Optical Dispenser and mechanic who has been working for ICON Eyewear since the 90s. Peter is highly experienced in the mechanics of optical lenses and oversees all jobs that come in and out of our lens laboratory. He ensures that every lens is of the highest standards.

    In addition to working at ICON, Peter has also worked as part of the NSW Rural Optometrist Team, providing high quality healthcare to those in need.

    Peter enjoys swimming during his spare time and loves a good physical challenge.

    Peter is bilingual and can communicate in fluent Greek and English.

  • Jerry Chen – CertIV Optical Dispensing (TAFE)

    Jerry Chen – CertIV Optical Dispensing (TAFE)

    Jerry is a senior optical dispenser. He started his career in the optical industry as a customer service consultant in 2003 and received his dispensing qualifications in 2005. Jerry has been working for ICON for more than a decade.

    Jerry is very passionate about optical lenses and strives to provide the best products and services to his customers. His duties include frame styling, helping patients select appropriate lenses for their spectacles and overseeing all jobs coming in and out of our lens laboratory.

    Jerry has a love for gardening and enjoys riding his motorbike in his spare time. He is fluent in Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

  • Linh Pham – B. AppliedViscSci (Orthoptics) (USyd). CertIV Optical Dispensing (TAFE)

    Linh Pham – B. AppliedViscSci (Orthoptics) (USyd). CertIV Optical Dispensing (TAFE)

    Linh graduated in 2004 and worked in a general eye surgery practice as a qualified Orthoptist before moving to ICON in 2007.

    In addition to dispensing and conducting preliminary testings, Linh is also in charge of front desk work and prides herself in providing quality customer service. Linh is experienced in the utilisation of our diagnostic tools and usually helps our optometrists in conducting OCT, OPTOS and Visual Fields scans for our patients.

    On her days off, Linh likes working on her arts and crafts, making personalised tokens and keepsakes for her family and friends.

    She is also fluent in English and Vietnamese and enjoys working with children.

Our Optical Assistants

  • Alex Qiu – B.VisSci

    Alex Qiu – B.VisSci

    Alex is currently in the fourth year of his optometry degree and has been working for ICON since 2018. You will normally see Alex helping our optometrists with preliminary scans and testing as well as frame styling and triaging phone calls.

  • Sue Lim – B.VisSci

    Sue Lim – B.VisSci

    Sue is in the final year of her degree to become a qualified optometrist. Sue’s responsibilities include triaging phone calls, conducting preliminary scans and tests for our patients as well as reception duties.

    She also has a keen eye for fashion and will help you pick the perfect frame.