Our team of optometrists are committed to providing the highest level of eye care in schools. We provide eye tests in schools, which are a vital component of early detection and prevention of vision problems in children. Our optometrists are highly experienced in performing comprehensive eye exams for children of all ages. During a school eye test, our optometrists use age-appropriate methods to evaluate visual acuity, eye tracking, and eye coordination. We also check for common childhood eye conditions, such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed or turned eye). Our team of optometrists works closely with teachers and parents to ensure that any vision problems are addressed promptly and that children have access to the eye care they need. Get to know our team of optometrists and learn more about how they can help you maintain good eye health and clear vision.
Principal Optometrist in Inner-West Sydney
B. Optom (Hons) UNSW
Christina completed her studies at the University of New South Wales in 2008 with honours. In 2012, she founded Student Eyecare to help diagnose students who may not receive regular eye checkups. Over the years, Christina has also worked in rehabilitation clinics and foster centers across NSW, and has volunteered her time to help provide eye care services in Coya, Peru, and Tacloban, Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. When she is not working, Christina enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, and is a mother to two young children.
Optometrist in South Sydney
B. Optom (Hons) UNSW
Heather graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1994 with Honours.
She has worked in a variety of Optometry practices in and around Sydney to NSW Central Coast, rural WA and Tasmania.
Heather began working for Student Eyecare in 2014. She has three children and lives in the Sutherland Shire.
Optometrist in South-West Sydney
B.Optom (Hons), Cert Ocular Therapeutics UNSW
Emma graduated with honours from the University of NSW in 1999 with the degree of Bachelor of Optometry. She furthered her education by completing her Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2016.
Before joining the Student Eyecare team in 2018, Emma was the Principle Optometrist at OPSM and has almost 20 years experience in both corporate and private practice.
As a mother to four active school aged children, Emma understands first hand the need for high quality and compassionate eyecare, and the importance of detecting and correcting vision issues from a young age.
Optometrist in West Melbourne
After graduating with honors from the University of Auckland in 2012, Basma gained extensive experience working in both metropolitan and regional practices in New Zealand and Victoria. Over the past decade, she has focused on serving rural and regional communities, where she has honed her skills in managing complex pediatric and pathology patients, often working in collaboration with ophthalmologists and tertiary hospitals located at a distance. Basma currently resides in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne and is a mother of two children.
Optometrist in Inner South-East Melbourne
B. Optom (UMelb)
Elissa graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000. She has worked as an optometrist in Melbourne and Perth. She completed her Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2005. Elissa has been to Southern India three times to do volunteer work and provide spectacles to under-privileged people who lived in rural villages. She now works part time and is a mother of 2 children.
Optometrist in South-East Melbourne
B. Optom (UMelb)
Leonie graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991. She has worked at various practices across Melbourne and has been with Student Eyecare since 2016. She has completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics.
She has three children and dedicates her time to taking care of her family and being a judge on Tournament of Minds.