Our Team

Meet our friendly, expert optometrists and staff

Stephen Langshaw

Optometrist
B.OPTOM (UNSW)

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

Optometrist
B.OPTOM (UNSW)

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

Optometrist
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.

Nicole Lawson

Optometrist
B.OPTOM (HONS) (UNSW), B SCI

Nicole graduated from UNSW in 2012 and quickly established herself as a dedicated and skilled optometrist.

With an additional qualification in therapeutic prescribing Nicole can prescribe for a number of ocular conditions.

Nicole is particularly interested in children’s vision and management of eye disease.

She also has a keen interest in contact lenses, myopia control and Orthokeratology.

Nathan Ho

Optometrist
B.OPTOM (HONS) (UNSW), GRAD CERT OC THER

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

Optometrist
B.OPTOM (HONS) (UNSW)

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

Gai

Optical Dispenser

Gai is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.

Warren

Optical Dispenser

Warren is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.

Anna

Optical Dispenser

Anna is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.

Emad

Optical Dispenser

Emad is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.

Adam

Optical Dispenser

Adam is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.

Nicole

Optical Dispenser

Nicole is an optical dispenser at Shire Optometrists.

Amelia Roberts

Practice Development Manager
DIP. OPTICAL DISPENSING

Amelia is the practice development manager at Shire Optometrists.

Jean

Front Desk

Allana

Front Desk

Helen

Front Desk

Brenda

Front Desk
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