Our optometrists are Heather McLeod & Jennifer Currie
Heather graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1980 after which she acquired a diversity of experience including working in many regional locations in Australia & in the United Kingdom ranging from traditional Optometry to Occupational Health & Safety in the mines to Indigenous Community Health with the National Trachoma Scheme.
Heather & her family purchased a tropical fruit farm locally at Kandanga in 1995. Two years later she commenced practice in Cooroy, initially part-time, but as Cooroy continued to grow, so has the practice. To help meet this increasing need, in late 2007 Heather invited another Sunshine Coast optometrist, Jennifer Currie, to join her as a partner.
Heather has a passion for behavioural optometry. She is a founding member of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists ( ACBO) & a long-time member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development ( COVD). As such, a large part of her practice has been in the specialised area of paediatric vision care including the assessment & treatment of visually-related learning problems & binocular vision function.
Jenny graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Optometry) from the University of Melbourne in 1984 & proceeded to enjoy a broad range of work experience in Melbourne, Newcastle & the USA. Along the way she earned Fellowships with the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists ( ACBO) & the College of Optometrists in Vision Development ( COVD).
A Queenslander by birth, Jenny returned to the Sunshine Coast in 1993 & has been working in the area ever since. She is married with two step-children.
She most enjoys a varied practice helping patients of all ages & has years of experience in general optometry, contact lens practice & childrenís vision care including assessment & treatment of visually-related learning problems & binocular vision problems.
Jenny is a mad-keen bicycle tourist & has clocked up thousands of kmís touring parts of Australia, New Zealand & the USA. She founded the Sunshine Coast Bicycle Touring Club in 1994. The club has since grown to more than 200 members.