Our Optometrists

Robert McQualter

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Robert McQualter is our principal optometrist and owner with over 30 years experience. His specific areas of expertise are in children’s vision, contact lenses and ocular imaging.

He is a qualified Behavioural Optometrist and Ocular Medicines Prescriber.

Julie Blackwood

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Julie established Lakeview Eyecare over 30 years ago, and has been proud to serve the local community over that time.

She is pleased that the practice is now in the capable hands of Rob McQualter.

Julie is a qualified Ocular Medicines Prescriber.

Our Staff


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Wendy works at our Patterson Lakes practice and helps to keep it running smoothly. She has in-depth knowledge of complex spectacle lens designs having many years of experience and training.

Wendy’s hobbies include shopping and fashion.


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Belinda joined our practice in 2014 after working for over 15 years at other optometry practices. Belinda manages the fashion side of the business.

She is currently undergoing training as a Vision Therapist and is looking forward to bringing these new skills to Lakeview Eyecare.

She spends much of her free time caring for her two beautiful boys.


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Beth works full-time at Patterson Lakes.

Beth is our newest staff member. She has a great fashion sense and is developing her optical knowledge.


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Kim works part-time at Patterson Lakes. She has many years of experience in optical.

She has a penchant for llamas and meercats.
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