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.
Erin is an optometrist and and graduated with distinction in her Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Clinical Optometry degrees at UNSW. She was awarded the University’s Research Project Prize for her investigation in the management of choroidal naevi. Erin is an ophthalmic medicines prescriber and is passionate about delivering tailored and genuine eye care to all her patients. Outside the consulting room, you will find Erin working on new cooking projects and enjoying the outdoors with her family and friends.
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.
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.