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.



Megan Tu

Megan is an optometrist and graduated with honours 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 therapeutically endorsed optometrist who has worked with a wide range of age groups and client demographics. She has particular interests in children’s vision, myopia control, vision therapy and ocular pathology. Megan is a paediatric clinic supervisor at the UNSW Optometry Clinic and is the Secretary of Young Optometrists NSW/ACT. She is currently studying for her Master of Optometry degree and has completed the Behavioural Optometry and Advanced Diagnosis of Ocular Disease units. Megan 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.

Ashleigh Millward

Ashleigh is our full-time ophthalmic assistant. She is currently studying to become a qualified optical dispenser. Ashleigh is a registered nurse with an interest in direct patient care. She is experienced in clinical, retail and hospitality settings. Having worked previously in nursing, Ashleigh has a natural affinity with people of all ages. We are so excited to have her on our team and to share her journey in ophthalmic care and optics.

Kathryn Mitchell

Kate is our full-time administration professional. Prior to undertaking a career in administration Kate worked as an occupational therapist until 2013. As a result she is able to empathise with patients and understands the importance of rapport on first contact. Kate now has an interest in administration, marketing and customer service. She brings a wealth of experience from the health services and we are excited to have her on our team.