Our Optometrists are members of the Optometrists Association of Australia, the Australian College of Optometry, the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry, and the Contact Lens Society of Australia, and all enthusiastically endorse and readily comply with the ethical and educational requirements of these associations. Greg, Sue and Petra are all Fellows of the Australian College of Optometry.
Greg has been specialising in custom made contact lenses for over 25 years and he served on the Optometrist’s Registration Board of Victoria for many years.
Greg was one of the first optometrists in Victoria to obtain therapeutic qualification. He is qualified to prescribe and dispense therapeutic drugs used in the treatment of anterior eye diseases.
Having played in the 1980 Richmond Premiership team, Greg is still a keen Tigers fan!
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Sue has pretty much transitioned to retirement during the COVID years, but she is still a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry, and she is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (or ACBO), which reflects her special interest in children’s vision and learning.
Sue is an active member of overseas aid programs ICEE (International Centre for Eyecare Education), Equal Health and YWAM. These programs provide eye care, including free glasses, to underprivileged people in remote areas of countries such as East Timor, India and PNG where access to routine health services is very limited. Sue has seen first hand on her trips the incredible difference which a pair of glasses can make to the lives of people who would otherwise be functionally “blind”.
Sue is a past member of the National Committee of the Optometry profession’s charity, “Optometry Giving Sight”.
Jacky has been with us full-time since 2017 and has developed a strong patient following. Jacky has previously practiced in Perth, rural Victoria, and New York after graduating from the University of Melbourne. He is interested in contact lenses, being a keen wearer himself, but also loves testing eyes of all ages, particularly children. As such, he has completed postgraduate study in both areas of contact lenses and children’s vision.
On his down time, Jacky loves following all sports, travelling to different countries with his wife, and now they have a young daughter to keep them both busy, as well as a cavalier dog!
Petra graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry. She enjoys all aspects of Optometry, especially children’s vision – her own family have given her valuable insight!
In her spare time Petra enjoys watching her daughters playing soccer, cooking and weekends away in country Victoria.
Petra consults at both our Balwyn and Blackburn Practices.
Christa has been working at Strachan Eyecare for over 10 years, after finishing her Masters Degree, Therapeutic qualification and Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry, specializing in low vision, contact lenses and children’s vision subspecialties.
As well as working for Strachan Eyecare part time, Christa works at the Australian College of Optometry in their various clinics, and teaching the 4th and final year students.
Christa also consults at Vision Australia and conducts examinations of overseas optometrist via OCANZ.
Hana enjoys full scope optometry including Behavioural Optometry & Vision Therapy. She has completed a Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry, a Graduate Certificate in Human Visual Development (including Behavioural Optometry Masters unit at UNSW) and an Ocular Therapeutics Certificate. A few years ago Hana moved overseas for family reasons and she was fortunate to assist at a busy Vision Therapy practice and enjoyed participating in vision screenings for the Special Olympics.
Outside of optometry Hana enjoys music and the challenges of raising a young son!
Daniel was one of the Optometrists in the first year of graduation from the then new Deakin University course in 2014. Optometry must have been in Daniel’s blood – he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, John Strachan, and both of his parenets, Greg and Sue Strachan, after having previously graduated from Monash University with degrees in Science and Commerce.