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 who is now retired, Dr. Eloise Thomas, Mark Hartley, Krystle Taylor and Melanie Martin. So it’s time to introduce you to the h2 team, please meet…

Dr. Eloise Thomas

M.Optom.(Distinction)B.Vis,SC

We are excited by the next Chapter that Dr. Eloise Thomas brings to the h2 Vision Centres story.

Eloise is therapeutically endorsed with a special interest in behavioural optometry, children’s vision and dry eye, and has a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry.

During her formal studies she participated in a mission with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) in Mexico. And completed a semester exchange with the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

A/Professor Leo Hartley – Retired

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.

Melanie Martin

Associate Optical Dispenser

Mel works as part of an eye care team alongside our Optometrist. Mel’s kind and friendly nature will make you feel at ease in all facets of our professional clinic. ⠀

Charity Support For Remote Villages In Vanuatu.

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

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

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

A/Professor Hartley established 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.

Continuing professional development education both Mel & Krystle are enrolled in nursing currently doing extensive training in aesthetic injecting.