Our Team

Our Optometrists

About Ian

Ian Bluntish has over 40 years’ experience in a wide range of optometric practices around Australia and has been based at Glenelg for over 20 years now. Like all health professions optometry has been continually changing over that time and  Ian has a keen interest in, and commitment to, keeping abreast of these opportunities. As well as being a committed clinician, Ian is also active in the broader optometry profession. He is a past member and chair of the Optometry Association Board (SA and National), and is currently chair of the Optometrists Registration Board and Provision, the latter organisation which supports and encourages independent optometry.


About Joanne

Joanne Thomas has over 40 years’ experience as an optometrist which until recently had been spent in managing her own practices in Canberra. As a Behavioural Optometrist she has a strong interest in children’s vision and the impact this has on their development and learning.  She is also privileged to work with our Refugee Health Service in Adelaide and volunteers at the Special Olympics working with the Opening Eyes programme.



Our Practice Staff

Meet Kristy

Kristy, our Practice Manager, is a qualified optical dispenser with over 20 years’ experience in large and small optometry practices in Tasmania and Victoria. She combines this experience with a comprehensive optical knowledge and a passion for fashion eyewear. Her professional advice and assistance to our clients with finding the perfect frame for that distinctive look is invaluable.


Meet Gina

Gina is  enjoying the new challenge of  working in the optical industry and training to be an optical dispenser.  She has a strong background in retailing and design, skills and experience which are a real asset to our workplace.  Her sense of style and dedication is evident in her approach to solving our clients’ problems, whether it be a dilemma over frame choices or the technicalities of the most appropriate lens to use.

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