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.

Rob is particularly pleased that the Tigers have won two out of three, and hoping for back-to-back in 2020.

Thao Huynh

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Thao studied at Melbourne University and graduated with Distinction. She has been practicing over 13 years, including experience in a GP clinic and laser eye clinic.

She has also volunteered in Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea providing eye care for disadvantaged communities.

Thao has special interests in therapeutic prescribing and ocular disease, especially cataracts, diabetes and glaucoma. She is bilingual (English and Vietnamese) and is a qualified Ocular Medicines Prescriber.

In her spare time, Thao practices yoga and barre. She enjoys watching her children play league basketball.

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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