The h2 team pride themselves on sharing a fun new experience in optometry. The fun experience is created by not only the feel of the store and the state of the art technology, but also by the expertise of A/Professor Hartley, Mark Hartley, Krystle Taylor and Nicky Spencer. We also have visiting specialists, Dr Brendan Cronin and Dr Abhishek Shamar. So it’s time to introduce you to the h2 team, please meet…

A/Professor Leo Hartley

MBBS, DIPAPPSCOPTOM, FACO, FACBO, GradCertOcTher, GradCertHlthProfEdn

Leo holds the position of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne where he teaches final year optometry students about how optometry and general medicine can work together to care for patients’ eyes and general health.

He conducts research in prevention of blindness in premature infants with Associate Professor Yoga Kandasamy at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Townsville Hospital.

Leo works part time doing locum General Practice work as well as working in optometry. This helps him stay abreast of current diagnosis and management in both fields.

He is currently working with Don Macraild OAM and Associate Professor Daryl Guest from the University of Melbourne to establish a sustainable education program for local Vanuatu Eye Worker Clinical Associates in Vanuatu. He also visits regularly to provide free medical care in remote communities as part of a multidisciplinary health team.

Mark Hartley

Director and Australian Qualified Optical Dispenser and Optical Technician

Mark has over 35 years of experience in the fields of finance, as well as optometry and medical practice management.

Mark is a qualified Optical Dispenser and Optical Technician

He has experience in private and corporate optical practices around Australia.

Mark and Leo have collaborated to bring a unique experience never seen before.

Krystle Taylor

Senior Optical Dispenser

Krystle is one of the founding team of h2 and is a qualified dispenser of over 10 years. Her exceptional technical knowledge matches her friendly and helpful manner.

Charity Support For Remote Villages In Vanuatu.

LEO SUPPORTING THE HUMANITARIAN MEDICAL, EYE & DENTAL TEAM IN VANUATU

A/PROFESSOR HARTLEY SUPPORTING THE HUMANITARIAN MEDICAL, EYE & DENTAL TEAM IN VANUATU

A/Professor Hartley has been visiting Vanuatu as part of a humanitarian medical, eye and dental team for many years.

A/Professor Hartley is currently establishing an ongoing eye-care learning program with the assistance of Associate Professor Daryl Guest, from the University of Melbourne and Don Macraild OAM for the eye workers at eye clinics established on three islands of Vanuatu.

This program is specifically aimed at providing a sustainable long-term eye care program for eye workers in Vanuatu.

A/Professor Hartley has been conducting research with Associate Professor Yoga Kandasamy at the Townsville Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the devastating blinding disease of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) for many years now. They have joint publications in many prestigious journals.

He is also conducting research into new eye treatments with the Clinical Trials Centre at the Sunshine Coast University.

A/Professor Hartley continues to teach at the University of Melbourne. He has recently lectured at an International Rural GP conference and will be lecturing at a State Optometry conference in July.

A/Professor Hartley continues to study and is currently doing extensive training in aesthetic injecting.