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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.



Songvu (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.


John Senio

John is an optometrist who has been in private practice since 1980 and has enjoyed every minute of it. Over the years, optometry has taken him to Melbourne, Sydney, Broken Hill and numerous large and small country towns in Gippsland, The Riverina and the Central West and Western areas of NSW. He has met people from all walks of life and has helped them to achieve better eye health and to improve their quality of life through better vision. John has cared for the eyes of people aged from 12 months to 97 years. He brings a wealth of experience to our practice. John is a member of Optometry Australia, Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.


Hayley Rennie

Hayley is our full time senior optical dispenser. 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.



Therese Healey

Therese is one of our full time optical dispenser. She gained her optical dispensing qualification from OTEN/TAFE and has been in practice for the past five years. Prior to this Therese has gained extensive experience in customer service from 17 years of hospitality and 8 years in child and aged care. Therese has also completed the Certificate I in sign language AUSLAN and she has already made use of this skill at our practice with one of our long time patients. Therese is caring and thoroughly enjoys helping people.

Megan Edwards

Megan Edwards is our practice administration manager and executive assistant. She is a committed, passionate employee who believes customer service and communication are very important. She uses her creative, empathetic and compassionate skills to service the customers. Her career has included over 4 years’ experience in the training industry and 20 years in administration. Her training experience includes training software programs and Diplomas based on business. Whereas her administration experience has been in various positions and industries including HSBC and her roles have included executive assistant and project management. During her career, it has been very important to continually focus on self and professional development. As part of this focus Megan has completed several courses that assist her with the positions she has worked in. She has a vibrant and friendly personality and brings a wealth of skill and knowledge into her role at Hannaford Eyewear.