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.

Jacob Owen

Jacob is an optometrist and graduated with distinction in his Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Clinical Optometry degrees at UNSW. He is an ophthalmic medicines prescriber and have spent time in practices specialising in behavioural optometry, colour vision assessment and low vision management. After finishing his HSC Jacob worked and travelled for a number of years before settling into his studies. These experiences have refined his communication and rapport with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. As a proud member of the queer community, he also strives to create a safe space for all, in keeping with the ethos of the practice. When Jacob is not looking after your eyes, he enjoys tabletop role-playing games, analysing orchestral music and caring for a wide variety of animals.

Erin Tang

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 Muscat

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 Bowmer

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.