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Thao and Grant Hannaford

Thao and Grant took over an existing practice in Bowral in 2004 bringing their own unique style of personal, professional expertise to eye care in the Southern Highlands. Since then they have both become prominent practitioners both locally and throughout the optical industry delivering lectures at numerous conferences as well as teaching at the University of New South Wales School of Optometry and Vision Science.

 

 

Anya Vu

Anya is an optometrist and graduated from the University of New South Wales with a double degree in a Bachelor of Optometry and a Bachelor of Science with a vision science major. She is a qualified ophthalmic medicines prescriber and is able to manage certain ophthalmic eye diseases with therapeutic medicines. She has a keen interest in ocular therapeutics and myopia control. Anya is a member of Optometry Australia.

 

 

Hayley Rennie

Hayley is our full time optical dispensing manager. She graduated with distinction in her optical dispensing qualification from OTEN/TAFE and has been working in private practice for the past 20 years. Hayley has a Certificate III in Business Adminstration and an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from La Trobe University. She is a long time local to the Southern Highlands and have participated in various volunteer work including the Moss Vale and District A, H & I Society. She is also a Justice of Peace. Hayley enjoys working with people of all ages and successfully builds and maintain positive rapport with them.

Amorntip (Cherry) Henderson

Cherry is our part-time optical dispenser. She started out as a work experience student and on completion of her HSC she decided to take a gap year. During this time she decided to enrol into the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing. Cherry successfully completed this and became a full time optical dispenser for Hannaford Eyewear. In the past few years, she has been undertaking further university studies. She recently completed her forensic science degree at the University of Technology Sydney. Cherry’s heart still lies in optical dispensing and she continues to be a familiar face at the practice. She has an interest in theoretical optics and enjoys being able to help patients see. 

Tanika Barton

Tanika is currently training to become an optical dispenser. She attends Randwick TAFE once week as a part of the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing. It is also a requirement of the course to complete practical hours in an optometry setting. Tanika started out in child care four years ago and her naturally caring nature makes her a very approachable staff member. She enjoys working with people of all ages and looks forward to being able to help our patients with the ophthalmic knowledge she is acquiring through her studies.