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Rebecca Jamieson

Rebecca Jamieson

Owner/Optometrist

Rebecca is the principal optometrist at Bayside Eyecare and one of Melbourne’s most respected behavioural optometrists. Graduating from Melbourne University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Optometry, Rebecca gained experience at two of Melbourne’s top optometry practices before opening her own practice, Bayside Eyecare, in 1999. Rebecca is able to write prescriptions for medications for eye diseases and eye infections.

Since completing her postgraduate qualification in Behavioural Optometry in 2001, Rebecca has become an active member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometry. Her professional interests are preventative vision care and assisting children with vision-related learning difficulties.

    David Southgate

    David Southgate

    Optometrist

    David graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1981 and is a highly experienced optometrist who has practised in the CBD for many years. He served as State President of the Victorian Division of Optometry Australia, and played a significant role in the introduction of legislation that permitted optometrists to prescribe S4 drugs to treat eye disease.

    David spent his school days in Bayside and has lived in the area almost continually since. Outside of his clinical work David has served on Medicare committees and as a consultant for private health insurer Bupa. In his spare time he is a tour guide at the MCG and has a longstanding involvement in local amateur football.

      Shirley Armistead

      Shirley Armistead

      Eyewear Fitting Consultant and Spectacle Maker

      Shirley has worked as an Eyewear Fitting Consultant and Spectacle Maker since 1989. She enjoys the challenge of a tricky spectacle frame adjustment or repair and finds it very satisfying when client’s glasses fit them comfortably.

      When not at work, Shirley enjoys getting involved in her children’s local school community.

        Jackie Warden

        Jackie Warden

        Optical Assistant

        Jackie brings with her a wealth of experience from her time in retail and pharmaceuticals. What Jackie loves most is the sense of community we have with our clients.

        In her spare time, Jackie likes to indulge in creative pursuits such as painting, baking and cake decorating.

          Renata Jakl

          Renata Jakl

          Eyewear Fitting Consultant

          Renata trained and qualified in Canada as an Optical Dispenser and brings with her a wealth of experience to Bayside Eyecare.

          Passionate about vision care and spectacles that fit well, Renata loves providing clients with spectacle lens options that complement their lifestyle .

          While frame fitting is one of her favourite things, Renata is also passionate about travel, hiking, good food and coffee. But above all, Renata’s biggest love is her four-legged fur babies.

            Olivia Bland

            Olivia Bland

            Optical Assistant/Receptionist

            Liv is the newest member of the Bayside Eyecare team. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts, studying human rights and journalism.

            Liv brings with her a wealth of experience from her time in retail and deeply enjoys assisting with frame selection to help customers find the perfect pair.

            In her spare time, Liv enjoys reading and cooking. Vegetable dumplings are her personal favourite!