Who We Are

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.

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Meet the Team

Our optometrists are industry leaders. Our special interests include
contact lenses, paediatric vision and therapeutic optometry.

  • Christine Swaine

    Administration Officer

    <p>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.</p>

    Interests

    • BOSS LADY
    • ORGANISED
  • Dylan Bentley

    Optometrist

    <p>Dylan is a therapeutically endorsed optometrist who trained at Flinders University in South Australia. Before graduating, he was 1 of only 4 recipients nationwide to receive an American Academy of Optometry scholarship for clinical and academic excellence. He’s also had the opportunity to build his skills at the State University of New York’s College of Optometry, as well as at our very own Australian College of Optometry in Victoria.</p> <p>He is passionate about contact lenses, children’s vision and ocular disease management. Outside of the practice, Dylan is a dedicated baseball player for Glenelg Baseball Club and plays trombone in a local jazz band.</p>

    Interests

    • Contact Lenses
    • Paediatric Vision
    • Diabetic Eye Care
    • Glaucoma
  • Georgia Hoy

    Operations Manager

    <p>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.</p>

    Interests

    • SPREAD SHEET LOVER
    • HARD WORKING
    • COMPASSIONATE
    • DILIGENT
  • Harold Gent

    Operations and Technical Support Manager

    <p>Harold has joined Innovative Eye Care from a background in the optics industry as a qualified optical dispenser and ophthalmic equipment sales manager. Recently, Harold’s experience in contact lens solutions supply and technical support has broadened his appreciation of each aspect of vision and eye health.</p> <p>Harold views assisting and supporting professional practitioners in aiding patients as the most rewarding part of providing ophthalmic health services and appliances. Once the day is done Harold enjoys gardening with his wife, making an occasional home brew and watching the Moto GP when in season.</p>

    Interests

    • Resourceful
    • Proactive
    • Green Thumb
    • Industry Knowledge
  • Jane Scotcher

    Practice Manager

    <p>Jane is our practice manager 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 Hutt Street location. </p> <p>Where you might not expect to find Jane is on a red hot Honda motorcycle! Ask her about how she broke her foot…</p>

    Interests

    • DISPENSING
    • INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
    • EXTROVERT
    • FUN
  • Jasmine Hall

    Administrative Officer & Imaging Technician

    <p>Jasmine joined the Innovative team in 2017 as an administrative officer and imaging technician. Working at 60 Hutt Street has given her the opportunity to expand her knowledge of the eye and strengthen her skills an optical dispenser.</p> <p>Jasmine loves working with children, and regularly helps in taking care of the kids in her church community. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors, and caught the travel bug during her mission work in India and Kenya.</p>

    Interests

    • Technical Skill
    • Friendliness
    • Persistence
    • Attention To Detail
  • Joanna Rohrlach

    Therapeutic Optometrist

    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

    Interests

    • PAEDIATRIC VISION
    • GENERAL OPTOMETRY
    • MYOPIA CONTROL
    • THERAPEUTIC EYE CARE
  • Karl Evans

    Therapeutic Optometrist

    <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

    Interests

    • DRY EYE & BLEPHARITIS
    • DIABETES
    • GLAUCOMA
    • COLOUR VISION
  • Lachlan Hoy

    Optometrist BAppSc(Optom)Hons GCOT FIAO FCCLSA

    <p>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 2007 Lachlan began working at Ron Fieldhouse &#x26; Associates and completed postgraduate ocular therapeutics training at the University of Melbourne. Lachlan purchased the long-standing Adelaide city practice of R. Fieldhouse &#x26; Associates in 2010, which is now known as Innovative Eye Care.</p> <p>Lachlan is a fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia. Lachlan regularly lectures internationally, contributes to industry publications, and has written a text book chapter on Keratoconus. He has a interest in <a href="/what-we-do/keratoconus">keratoconus</a>, <a href="/what-we-do/orthokeratology">orthokeratology</a>, <a href="/what-we-do/scleral-contact-lenses">scleral contact lenses</a>, <a href="/what-we-do/dry-eye-disease">dry eye disease</a>, and <a href="/what-we-do/myopia-control">myopia control</a>.</p> <p>Outside of clinical practice, Lachlan is the founder and a director of <a href="http://innovativecontacts.com.au/">Innovative Contacts</a>, 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 <a href="http://eyespacelenses.com/">Innovatus Technology</a>, a company that develops speciality contact lens designs, software, and manufacturing technology that is used all around the world.</p>

    Interests

    • ORTHO-K CORNEAL RESHAPING
    • PAEDIATRIC VISION
    • KERATOCONUS
    • CONTACT LENSES
  • Mark Parsons

    Optometrist

    <p>Mark is a graduate of Melbourne University with a special interest in contact lenses and childrens’ vision. </p> <p>Professional Associations</p> <ul> <li>Member, former councillor and former President of Optometrists Association of Australia (S.A.Div.).</li> <li>Member, Contact Lens Society of Australia.</li> <li>Member, Australian College of Behavioural Optometry</li> <li>Member, SPELD SA Council</li> <li>Fellow, Victorian College of Optometry</li> <li>Former Board Member, ProVision Australia</li> <li>Former Presiding member, Optometrists Board of South Australia</li> </ul>

    Interests

    • COLORIMETRY
    • EYEWEAR EXPERT
    • GENERAL OPTOMETRY
  • Millie Meegan

    Administration & Patient Care

    <p>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.</p> <p>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 - Jane picked it.</p>

    Interests

    • Imaging
    • Positivity
    • Tenacity
  • Peter Gallagher

    Administration Officer Woodville

    <p>Old but young at heart, Peter has worked in optometry for over fifty years. Starting as an optical mechanic, he then moved on to the retail side as an optical dispenser and branch manager at Richmond. Joining the Innovative Eye Care team in 2016 following the merge between Richmond, North Terrace and Innovative optometry practices, Peter enjoys helping patients with their visual needs. When he’s not at work, leisure time is spent with his grandchildren and following his Mighty Crows!</p>

    Interests

    • KNOWLEDGEABLE
    • JOKE TELLER
    • CROWS TRAGIC
    • BEER CONNOISSEUR
  • Pooja Bhindi

    Optometrist

    <p>Pooja has joined Innovative Eye Care after graduating from Flinders University in 2019 with outstanding results. During her time at university, she juggled study with a role in the Flinders University Optometry Student Association, of which she was president during her final year. Pooja has also enjoyed volunteering for St Vincent de Paul’s mobile eye clinic in recent years.</p> <p>Pooja views helping patients improve their quality of life as the most rewarding part of optometry. She has a particular interest in complex contact lenses and myopia management. Outside of work, Pooja enjoys travelling the globe, keeping active and trying out the many restaurants and wineries that South Australia has on offer.</p>

    Interests

    • MYOPIA CONTROL
    • CONTACT LENSES
    • BINOCULAR VISION
    • THERAPEUTIC EYE CARE
  • Sally Spencer

    Administration Officer Woodville

    <p>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 when assisting patients with their visual requirements. She has strong background in customer service and aged health professions, making her the perfect fit with the Innovative Eye Care ethos.</p> <p>Sally enjoys the finer things in life and is always partial to a relaxing afternoon sitting next to the pool in the sunshine. Sally takes retail therapy very seriously and is always willing to assist in choosing suitable fashion options.</p>

    Interests

    • DILIGENCE
    • EMPATHY
    • LOYALTY
    • EASYGOING
  • Sheralyn Stillert

    Customer Service

    <p>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.</p> <p>Shaking cancer off twice, proves there’s nothing that can hold this groover down.</p>

    Interests

    • EASYGOING
    • WARM
    • FUN
    • PRACTICAL JOKER
  • Tim Moran

    Optical Technician

    <p>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. </p> <p>Tim’s positive attitude is infectious. </p> <p>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.</p>

    Interests

    • DISPENSING
    • DEDICATION
    • SMILEY
    • STORY TELLING
2016
  • 2016

    North Terrace Optometrists merges with Innovative Eye Care: the team expands

  • 2012

    Ron Fieldhouse retires

  • 2010

    Lachlan Scott-Hoy purchases R Fieldhouse and Associates, now known asInnovative Eye Care

  • 2007

    Lachlan Scott-Hoy begins working at R Fieldhouse and Associates

  • 2007

    Lachlan Scott-Hoy receives the Don Noack Award for excellence in contact lenses

  • 1996

    North Terrace practice becomes known as North Terrace Optometrists

  • 1984

    Kevin Rooney, Mark Parsons and Simon Leong purchase the North Terrace practice

  • 1959

    R Fieldhouse and Associates is founded by Ron Fieldhouse

  • 1955

    Peter Taylor founds practice on North Terrace

1959

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