About

At The Eyewear Shop, we centre your eye care journey around you by carefully selecting quality designer frames and optical products to suit you and your lifestyle. Our optometrists provide a personalized and thorough eye examination to look after your eyes and eyewear needs. Meet our trained staff who are on hand to assist with all your optical needs.

Meet the optometrists and staff at The Eyewear Shop.


Stuart Macfarlane

After graduating optometry from the Queensland University of Technology, Stuart subsequently obtained a distinction in Ocular Therapeutics from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. In 2004 Stuart was in the inaugural group of Queensland optometrists to complete post-graduate therapeutic certification which allows him to write prescriptions for eye-drops for the treatment of ocular conditions such as allergy, dry eye, uveitis, glaucoma and conjunctivitis. A member of the Contact Lens Society of Australia, until national regulation in 2010 he was a board member of the Optometrists Board of Queensland. Subsequently he was appointed a board panel member of AHPRA. Since 2012 he has been a panel member of the national Professional Services Review (PSR) and was appointed the optometry panel member of the Determining Authority in 2017. He is particularly interested in maintaining your eye health and ensuring the best fit for your eyewear needs.


Geraldine Bendell (Reed)

Geraldine graduated in Optometry at the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. After working in city and rural practices she joined The Eyewear Shop team in 2004. She has been involved in the mentoring program for undergraduate students from QUT and supports the district with community talks on eye-care. After completing therapeutic post-graduate certification in 2007, Geraldine is able to prescribe eyedrops. Her special interests include diseases of the eye, children's vision and contact lenses and she participates in the QLD Children's Hospital (QCH) Eye Clinic's Paediatric Optometry Alignment Pilot Program. She has two primary school aged children.

Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

Minh graduated with Masters of Optometry from the Queensland University of Technology in 2015.  During her studies she volunteered in rural Western Australia and was selected for optometry placement at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Minh enjoys many aspects of Optometry including dry eye management, contact lenses, and children's vision.  Minh is therapeutically endorsed and able to write prescriptions for eyedrops. She participates in the QLD Children's Hospital (QCH) Eye Clinic's Paediatric Optometry Alignment Pilot Program.



Stacy

Stacy

Stacy is our eyewear styling guru. She graduated from The University of Wyoming and has been working in the optical industry since 1998.  She worked in both corporate and private optometry in America before moving with her family to Australia in 2007.  She has extensive industry knowledge and is passionate about helping people find that special pair of eyewear. 

 Taylor

Taylor

Currently studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland, Taylor has over 6 years of customer service experience across multiple fields. She loves to provide an excellent customer experience and to help people find functional and stylish frames they love.

Emma

Emma holds together the fort in all aspects such as frame styling, hand selecting eyewear, and management. Emma is heavily involved in styling and eyewear selection keeping our range diversely interesting and unique.

Karen

Karen

Originally from New Zealand, Karen gained 9 years experience in the optical industry before emigrating to Australia in 2011. After working for an independent optometrist in Maroochydore she has recently moved down to Brisbane to be closer to her family. With an excellent eye for fashion, she is here to help you look, see and feel great.

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