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.
Krystal is an optometrist and originally graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore with a Diploma in Optometry. She then came to Australia and studied optometry at Queensland University of technology and graduated with a double degree in a Master of Optometry and a Bachelor of Vision Science. She is a therapeutically qualified ophthalmic medicines prescriber who has worked with a wide range of age groups and client demographics in private practice. Krystal’s interests are in advanced contact lenses and management of ocular disease. She is a member of Optometry Australia.
Katie is our optical dispenser in training. She is currently studying a Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing with TAFE Digital. She is a dedicated team member of the practice and her commitment to her role is evident in her managing a full time position whilst studying. In a short time Katie has demonstrated incredible attention to detail and a genuinely caring nature when helping others. She is a finalist for the Youth Award in the Southern Highlands Local Business Awards 2021.
Helen began her career as a dental assistant before starting with Hannaford Eyewear in our early days. During her time with us, she completed the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing. She then became a mother and eventually returned to dental assisting part time. Helen is back as an optical assistant and administrator. Her positive cheery nature is evident when you first step into the practice and she enjoys working with people of all ages.
Eliza began as a year 10 work experience student. She was so impressive that she ended up working on Saturdays and school holidays for the remainder of her high school years. Eliza is now studying a degree in education at the University of Wollongong. She works part time as an optical assistant and administrator and is always helpful towards patients.