We are a team of industry leaders. As practitioners, we firmly believe in comprehensive care. As innovators, we provide this care with the most up-to-date technology, knowledge, products and services available. As people, we value each one of our patients and their individual needs.
Our practice is proudly independent and South Australian owned and operated. Part of a long legacy of optometry in Adelaide and surrounds, we welcome generations of family members as they continue in our care.
North Terrace Optometrists merges with Innovative Eye Care: the team expands
Ron Fieldhouse retires
Lachlan Scott-Hoy purchases R Fieldhouse and Associates, now known as Innovative Eye Care
Lachlan Scott-Hoy begins working at R Fieldhouse and Associates
Lachlan Scott-Hoy receives the Don Noack Award for excellence in contact lenses
North Terrace practice becomes known as North Terrace Optometrists
Kevin Rooney, Mark Parsons and Simon Leong purchase the North Terrace practice
R Fieldhouse and Associates is founded by Ron Fieldhouse
Peter Taylor founds practice on North Terrace
Our optometrists are industry leaders. Our special interests include
contact lenses, paediatric vision and therapeutic optometry.
Lachlan Hoy is a second generation Optometrist who graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with Honours in 2007. He was awarded the Don Noack award for excellence in contact lenses in the same year. In 2008 Lachlan began working at Ron Fieldhouse & Associates and completed postgraduate ocular therapeutics training at the University of Melbourne. Lachlan purchased the long-standing city practice of R. Fieldhouse & Associates in 2010, which is now known as Innovative Eye Care. To continue furthering his skills Lachlan has completed fellowships with the International Academy of Orthokeratology and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia.
Lachlan lectures internationally, contributes to industry publications, and has written a text book chapter on Keratoconus. He has a special interest in keratoconus, orthokeratology, scleral contact lenses, dry eye disease, and myopia control.
Outside of clinical practice, Lachlan is the founder and a director of Innovative Contacts, a company which designs, supplies, and provides advice for fitting custom made gas permeable contact lenses to Optometrists in Australia. He is also a founder and director of Innovatus Technology, a company that develops speciality contact lenses, software, and manufacturing technology that is used all around the world.
Karl grew up in Toowoomba in country Queensland and followed his passion for physical sciences directly from school into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) degree at QUT in Brisbane. Since graduating alongside Lachlan in 2007, Karl has worked in many reputable practices around Australia whilst also acquiring a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics.
Karl has called Adelaide home since 2011 and has been a member of the South Australia state road cycling team since 2012.
His keen interested in cycling has seen him race state, national and international cycling events including taking the SA state road championships. He also supports independent media, locally made products where possible, and minimalism.
With an evidence based approach to eye care, Karl is interested in ocular therapeutics, a topic he guest lectures to Flinders optometry students, and general health care. With a partner who is studying medicine, it'd be hard not to! He is also interested in dry eye disorders, inflammatory and infectious eye disease, contact lenses, colour vision, diabetic eye disease and binocular vision disorders.
Karl is a member of Optometry South Australia, Cornea and Contact Lenses Society of South Australia, Amnesty International, Norwood Cycling Club and Cycling Australia. Karl donates blood every 3 months and has fund-raised for children’s cancer research through the Great Cycle Challenge and the SA bushfire appeal.
Mark is a graduate of Melbourne University with a special interest in contact lenses and childrens’ vision.
Member, former councillor and former President of Optometrists Association of Australia (S.A.Div.).
Member, Contact Lens Society of Australia.
Member, Australian College of Behavioural Optometry
Member, SPELD SA Council
Fellow, Victorian College of Optometry
Former Board Member, ProVision Australia
Former Presiding member, Optometrists Board of South Australia
Joanna grew up in country Victoria and moved to Melbourne to study Optometry. Upon graduating from The University of Melbourne, she moved to Adelaide and has been working in private practice as well as travelling to outback South Australia and Papua New Guinea for volunteer eye care trips.
Joanna joined the team at Innovative Eye Care in April 2017 and is passionate about providing her patients with the best possible eye care. She enjoys practicing all aspects of optometry and has also completed further training in behavioural optometry and vision therapy under The Optometric Extension Program Foundation.
Joanna is a member of Optometry South Australia, the Cornea and Contact Lens Society and Early Career Optometrists - South Australia. Outside of work, Joanna enjoys keeping active with surfing, yoga and exploring new hiking trails. She is also a big fan of the wonderful local produce, restaurants and wineries that South Australia has to offer.
Georgia has responsibility for all central functions within the business. She is experienced in a multitude of roles including administration, system development, finance, web development, content marketing and patient care. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, she gained experience working as an allied health professional. The opportunity to work in a dynamic setting with state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated team enticed Georgia to make a career move. Georgia loves the outdoors and has a passion for health and fitness.
Sheralyn also joins us from North Terrace Optometrists. She brings with her a life time in customer service industries and provides a one of a kind experience. With a rock 'n' roll family, the attention to detail and care of this gentle soul will make you feel like one of the band and have you singing the high note.
Shaking cancer off twice, proves there's nothing that can hold this groover down.
Jane is our Optical Curator and resident 'ray of sunshine'. As an Optical Curator Jane is solely responsible for our fashion-forward, exclusive and quality range of frames. She has an eye for detail and makes selecting the perfect frame for you and your prescription a breeze. Jane spent 7 years as the Practice Manager of North Terrace Optometrists and will be the smiling face welcoming you in to our practice most days.
Where you might not expect to find Jane is on a red hot Honda motorcycle! Ask her about how she broke her foot...
Tim started Optical Dispensing before some of our other staff members were born! Qualified Optical Technicians and Dispensers are hard to come by these days and we are therefore lucky to have his expertise in practice. The most popular man in the business is on hand to dispense, repair and fit all types of spectacles.
Tim's positive attitude is infectious.
His optimism also transcends to Gliderol Stadium were you'll always find Tim getting behind the mighty tigers. Glenelg born and bred, Tim's a South Aussie through and through and he will have you smiling from ear to ear.
Since graduating high school in 2016, Millie has been studying optometry at Flinders University. Raised locally in a family of health practitioners, she has had an interest in the field since she was an ankle-biter.
Her passion for helping others and her unfailing friendliness mean you will always feel at home when you visit Innovative Eye Care. If you like the music playing in the practice, she likely picked the playlist. Unless you don’t like the music, in which case - Sally picked it.
Sally joined Innovative Eye Care with prior experience working in quality independent Optometry practices. Raised in regional South Australia, Sally believes in good old fashion service, always bringing a smile, and a can do attitude to assisting our clients with their visual requirements. She has strong background in customer service, and aged health professions and fits well into the Innovative Eye Care ethos.
Sally enjoys the finer things in life and is never in partial to a relaxing afternoon sitting next to the pool in the sunshine. Sally enjoys retail therapy and is always willing to assist in choosing suitable fashion options.
Kevin has been a much loved South Australian Optometrist for the last 44 years. He has unfortunately now departed for retirement. Kevin will be greatly missed by all but will relish the opportunity to spend more time with family and indulge in music, arts and travel.
Kevin has enjoyed collaborating with Optometrists Lachlan Scott-Hoy and Karl Evans to transfer his extensive knowledge and share his methods in paediatric optometry. He has every confidence the same standard of attentive care will be continued and enhanced with the use of the latest technology.
Christine started working with Ron Fieldhouse in 1999 and is a valuable member of our team. She has vast industry knowledge and provides the highest level of patient care. Christine offers our patients friendly and professional service, rest assured she will make you feel very welcome.