Our Optometrists

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Read through our Optometrists biographies to learn about there experience & expertise.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Optometrist - Norwood, Goolwa & Aldgate
B.Optom, (Hons.) M. Optom

Andrew graduated from the University of NSW with honours in 1975. He completed his Master of Optometry degree in 1976. Further post-graduate studies were completed in the use of drugs for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

In 1977 Andrew joined and later became a director of the Adelaide optometric firm J. Holland Pty Ltd until 1989. In 1990 Andrew established his own practice in Aldgate and in Norwood with Peter Delaney.

Andrew is a past president of the South Australian Optometry Association and deputy chairman of the nationally based consortium, “Australian Independent Optometrists” (now known as “Provision”). 

Stuart Mackay

Stuart Mackay

Optometrist - Norwood, Goolwa & Aldgate
Bsc. (hons.) MC. Optom

Stuart studied at University in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated in 1994 with a diploma in ophthalmic dispensing and again in 1998 with an honours degree in Optometry. In 1999 following a year in private practice in Edinburgh, Scotland he passed the professional exams from the British College of Optometry in the UK.

For the next two years he worked as an optometrist at the biggest contact lens practice in the UK located in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. After four years of work in private practice in the North East of England, Stuart decided to emigrate to Adelaide and continue work in an independent practice. He became a director of Thomas & Mackay in 2009.

Stuart has an interest in all aspects of optometry, but particularly contact lenses.

Kay Sutton

Kay Sutton

Optometrist - Norwood
B. Optom

Kay studied and graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Optometry. After working in Sydney for 12 months, she moved to Adelaide and established private practices at Felixstow and Newton respectively. She worked at these practices for 20 years, specialising in Behavioural Optometry, focussing on children's vision and early reading delays.

Kay has been with Thomas & Mackay in Norwood since early 2017.

Lee Lam

Lee Lam

Optometrist - Norwood
B. Optom

Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry from the University of New South Wales in 1981. He worked initially as an optometrist in Salisbury, Gawler, and Nuriootpa. Following this he practiced at Tea Tree Plaza for 17 years and then Golden Grove for 10 years.

Lee joined Thomas & Mackay Optometrists at Norwood in early 2018. He has an interest in all aspects of optometry.

Chris Thomson

Chris Thomson

Optometrist - Norwood
Dip.App. Sc (Optom), Grad. Cert. Oc. Therapeutics (Melb),
Grad. Cert. Clinical Ed. (Flinders)

Chris graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 1979 and after a year practicing in Perth bought a practice in Whyalla. He operated two practices in Whyalla and travelled regularly to Cleve, Cowell and Kimba providing eyecare to upper Eyre Peninsula. In 1991 he took over his fathers practice at Glenside while continuing to practice in Whyalla.

He completed postgraduate ocular therapeutics training at the University of Melbourne in 2009 becoming one of the first optometrists in South Australia permitted to prescribe S4 drugs to treat eye disease. In 2012 he attained his Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education from Flinders University.

In September 2019 his practice at Burnside Village was relocated to Thomas & Mackay in Norwood.

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