Our Optometrists have decades of collective experience. All of our Optometrists are members of the Optometrists Association of Australia and are committed to ongoing professional education. We believe that continuity of seeing the same optometrist each time you visit Harris, Blake & Parsons plays a significant role in ensuring professional and personal eye care.
Our Optometrists are members of the Optometrists Association of Australian, Contact lens Society of Australia and members and Governors of the National Vision Research Institute of Australia.
Brett Parsons (Partner)
Brett graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1984 and specialises in contact lenses, laser refractive surgery care and ocular pathology. Brett became a partner in 1990. Brett is a fellow of the Victorian College of Optometry and a member of the Contact Lens Society of Australia.
Linda Harwood (Partner)
We are delighted that Linda Harwood joined our practice as an associate in December 2006. Linda is from the first graduating class of the five year optometry course at The University of Melbourne. She completed her final year with three first class honours. The five year course includes the therapeutic component that previously needed to be completed after graduation. Linda has been engaged by the University of Melbourne as a clinical supervisor of final year optometry students since 2012.
Stephanie graduated from University of Melbourne in 2008. Her five year Bachelor of Optometry course included therapeutics which enables her to prescribe medications for ocular needs. She loved her overseas clinic work in Mexico where she was able to learn basic Spanish. She has worked at two practices prior to commencing work at Harris, Blake and Parsons in September 2013. She is enjoying the personalised environment and the emphasis on patient care. Stephanie enjoys the full scope of optometry practice and has particular interest in treating eye diseases.
Magda graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry from University of Melbourne in 2007. This included a therapeutics qualification enabling her to prescribe ocular medications. As part of the course she visited South Africa and had an amazing experience doing clinical work on a health train which travelled through more rural parts of the country. She spent three years working in Warrnambool and spent the next four years working around Melbourne. Magda commenced working at Harris, Blake and Parsons in June 2015 and she enjoys the full scope of optometry practice.