My mother is a high myope and an incredible country community minded health professional. My brother is partially blind, and I too am a high myope. Through childhood experiences with the eye health industry, I wanted to combine my love of medical science with working and helping country people. I’ve been an optometrist for 14 years and feel incredibly proud that we can offer our regional patients a complete eye health service, despite our relative isolation. In my spare time, I love experiencing good food and drinks with my family and friends. We are fortunate to live on beautiful Lake Boga, and my husband, four children and I enjoy swimming, water-skiing and boating during Summer and Autumn, as well as going to the beach any chance I get. I also thoroughly enjoy coaching junior netball, as well as still have a run around myself.
Vision is an important part of our lives, and is something that can be easily taken for granted. It is very rewarding being able to impact positively on someones life by way of improving their vision. Outside of work, I am a big sports fan and enjoy both spectating and playing tennis as well as going down to see Geelong play at the MCG. I also value catching up with my family and friends, and travelling to new places.
Practice Manager / Optical Dispenser / Director
Began work at Swan Hill and Kerang Optical in 2007. Diploma of Dispensing from RMIT in 2009. Senior Dispenser and Practice Manager since 2011.
Began work at Swan Hill and Kerang Optical in 2011. Over 10 years of retail experience.
Commenced employment at Swan Hill and Kerang Optical in 2014. Attainment of various modules from the Essilor Academy Online, and has completed a Certificate IV in Small Business Management. Currently undertaking her Certificate 4 in Optical Dispensing through RMIT in Melbourne to become a qualified Optical Dispenser for our practice.
Commenced employment at Kerang Optical in June 2017, and works between the practices. Over 7 years of exceptional customer service. Currently on maternity leave.
Commenced employment at Swan Hill Optical in January 2018 with 5 years of customer service experience. Started Certificate 4 in Optical Dispensing through RMIT in Melbourne to further his knowledge and become a qualified Optical Dispenser within our practices
Commenced employment at Swan Hill Optical in February 2019 with 15 years of excellent customer service experience, we are very happy to have her on board.
Commenced employment at Kerang Optical in 2019. A well known local in the Kerang community, Gayle is a great asset to us with her knowledge of the area, and has been busily training within our store since starting.