Our Team

Meet our friendly, expert optometrists and staff

Stephen Langshaw


Steve has over 35 years of experience as an optometrist having graduated from UNSW in 1982.

He has been providing eye care to the Shire from the Gymea practice for over 30 years and is a founding partner of Shire Optometrists.

In this time Steve has developed a strong reputation and a dedicated following. He sees the full range of optometric conditions and 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 sons.

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 eye care to each new generation of local 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 four children here.

Richard Walsh

BSc. (Hons) Optometry (UK)

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

Richard graduated from City University, London and initially worked in optometric practice in central London. He followed this with two years working with consultant eye surgeons in Harley Street and a further 8 years working for an independent eye hospital. His role 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.

Nathan Ho


Nathan graduated from UNSW in 2004 and went on to obtain his therapeutic prescribing qualification in 2013.

He has been with Shire Optometrists for over 10 years and has built a loyal following of patients in this time.

His ocular therapeutic qualification enables him to prescribe medication for a number of ocular conditions. Nathan sees patients of all ages and has interests in all areas of optometric practice.

When not working at Shire Optometrists Nathan is involved in the education of future optometrists in his position of Clinical Supervisor at UNSW.

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 now enjoys delivering back to her loyal patients with professionalism and dedication

Georgia Tsimos


Georgia graduated from UNSW in Optometry with Ocular Therapeutics in 2018. She complemented her studies with training in New York and the provision of eye examinations to remote Indigenous communities in NSW. She is passionate about patient care and education.

After graduating, Georgia went to work in Armidale where she gained a great deal of experience during her two years in practice there. She was an integral part of the local healthcare team as there was only one ophthalmologist within 100km and no Eye Department at the local hospital. Georgia regularly attended meetings with local allied health professionals to improve holistic patient care. Her role prior to joining Shire Optometrist was within a busy Parramatta practice.

Georgia first came to Shire Optometrist’s for her Year 10 Work Experience. This was followed by a front desk role during her university studies. Georgia re-joins Shire Optometrists with a wealth of experience to draw on and looks forward to reconnecting with the Sutherland Shire community.


Optical Dispenser

Gai is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.


Optical Dispenser

Warren is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.


Optical Dispenser

Emad is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.


Optical Dispenser

Adam is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.


Optical Dispenser

Nicole is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.


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