Heidi Hunter – Optometrist & Managing Director
Heidi is a true Novocastrian, having grown up in Lake Macquarie before moving to Sydney for university in 1996 and graduating from UNSW in 2000. Before joining the practice she spent time consulting with a local ophthalmologist, a laser refractive surgery clinic, and many optometric practices in the Newcastle region.
As well as looking after patients, she lectures about eyes and vision to university students, school teachers, GPs, nurses, and pharmacists. She is a clinical supervisor of optometry students for Flinders University, Deakin University, and the University of NSW, and a past writer for Mivision and optometric speaker on ABC radio.
Amidst raising two active teenage boys, Heidi is on the national board of the not-for-profit Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia and a NSW/ACT board member of Optometry Australia. She is dedicated to educating colleagues on RGP (rigid gas permeable) custom contact lens fitting, such as for keratoconus and corneal grafts, and has lectured at conferences throughout Australia on various clinical topics.
Heidi’s professional interests include myopia control, and anything and everything to do with contact lenses. Heidi also enjoys the challenge of solving problems people are having with their existing glasses, including multifocals (progressives).
Click here to make an appointment to see Heidi for a thorough eye and vision check.
Wes Butler – Optometrist
Wes is a highly qualified optometrist with exceptional patient care, clinical knowledge and an all round nice guy. Originally from Adelaide, Wes first worked with Custom Eyecare in 2018.
Wes is an ophthalmic medicines prescriber, meaning he has advanced skills in diagnosing and managing various eye diseases. If you have any visual symptoms like blurred vision, you have macular degeneration, glaucoma or a family history of eye disease, or are concerned about your child’s worsening eyesight, then Wes is our senior optometrist you should meet. Wes is also our resident dry eye guru at Custom Eyecare for those suffering with dry, sore eyes.
Wes’ professional interests include paediatric (children’s) and behavioural optometry, including treatment of lazy eye (amblyopia) and accommodative esotropia (‘cross-eyes’), as well as how vision problems can relate to learning difficulties but of course sees patients of all ages at Custom EyeCare.
When you see Wes you are guaranteed a good chat and a thorough eye and vision check. Click here to make an appointment with Wes.
* Both Wes and Heidi are ophthalmic medicines prescribers, meaning they both have advanced skills in diagnosing and managing various eye diseases and conditions.