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Welcome to
Shire Optometrists

Our experienced team take the time to provide unrivalled, personalised EyeCare for everyone, with EyeWear from everywhere.


Trusted and experienced eyecare professionals.


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Over 70 years of excellence in eyecare for our community.

Our Services

Our Optometrists

Stephen Langshaw


Steve has over 35 years of experience as an optometrist, graduating from UNSW in 1982.
He has been providing eyecare to the Shire from the Gymea practice for over 30 years and is a founding partner of Shire Optometrists.

In this time, his ability to treat the full range of optometric conditions has gained Steve a strong reputation and dedicated following. Steve has a specialist interest in contact lenses, ocular pathology and children’s vision. For 11 years, Steve was the clinical supervisor for the University Clinic at Garrawarra Hospital, where he shared his experience and helped train future optometrists.

Steve is a lifelong resident of the Shire with his wife and family.

Richard Bell


Richard graduated from UNSW in 1978 and is a founding partner of Shire Optometrists.

He has been consulting from the Cronulla practice since 1979 and has provided eyecare to multiple generations of Shire families.

Richard provides a broad range of optometric services including eye examinations, disease diagnosis and management and contact lens fitting.

Richard is also a lifelong resident of the Shire and raised his family here.

Richard Walsh


Richard has over 15 years of experience and is passionate about providing outstanding care for all patients.

Richard graduated from City University, London and initially worked in optometric practice in central London, followed by two years working with consultant eye surgeons in Harley Street then a further 8 years working for an independent eye hospital. His roles involved assessment of patients for eye disease including glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and dry eye disease as well as assessment for refractive laser surgery and refractive lens exchange surgery.

Prior to joining Shire Optometrists, Richard worked for an independent community optometry practice providing eye examinations, disease diagnosis and management, and complex contact lens fitting including myopia control. Richard lives in the Shire with his wife and children having moved to Australia in 2019.

Kylie Watkins


Kylie graduated from UNSW in 1993 and commenced her career working in both city and country practices in Western Australia.
Kylie joined Shire Optometrists in 1995 and helped establish the Illawong practice.

Kylie has been a long term resident of the Shire and enjoys delivering exceptional eyecare to her loyal patients with professionalism and dedication.

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We’re located in Cronulla, Gymea, Jannali and Illawong.

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