Meet the Team

Gary Hircock  & Amanda Harkness

Owners, Optometrists

Gary & Amanda are our owners and resident optometrists. Both graduated from UNSW before opening up the practice together 24 years ago!


Gary has extensive experience in eye disease, with a particular interest in neuro-ophthalmology, macular disease and diabetic retinopathy as well as solving complex ocular problems.


Amanda has an interest in the ageing eye, with experience in macula degeneration and glaucoma as well as contact lenses. Both Amanda & Gary have an interest in health and fitness and are members of the Optometrist Association Australia.

Jackie is our all-rounder who has worked with us for 23 years! It's safe to say you couldn't be in better hands when it comes to your eyes. Jackie has a special interest in safety eyewear, fashion and sunglasses. She is well known in the highlands, particularly with her dedication to local hockey.


Ken is our resident lens expert. With extensive knowledge and experience in optics, he can solve any frame or lens problem you can throw at him! Ken is also a keen golfer- but makes no promises that his lens recommendation will improve your game!

Ruth is our fashion guru. When she's not sourcing the latest eyewear styles & trends from around the world, she's helping our patients choose the perfect pair of spectacles! So if it's time for a new look, Ruth is your go-to girl.