Nicky Carr is our full time optometrist and practice owner. Nicky completed her optometry degree in December 2002. Straight out of uni she was very lucky to get a job with an independent small group practice on the Gold Coast, who had optometrists that were well known for their clinical knowledge. She moved to Tamborine Mountain in 2006 and started working with her Aunty and Uncle at Tamborine Mountain Optometrists. She purchased the practice in January 2008. She completed the qualification to write a prescription for eye drops in 2007 and also her certificate to do eye tests for pilots through CASA in 2011.
Cassie Baan has joined the practice part time. She was raised on Tamborine Mountain – and even born here on Esme St! Cassie completed her Bachelor of Vision Science (Distinction) and Masters of Optometry (Distinction) at QUT in Brisbane with a semester abroad in Waterloo, Canada.
Cassie works at a few independent optometry practices on the Gold Coast and hinterland and is studying certifications in Auslan (Australian Sign Language).
Originally from Gladstone, Virginia has been living on the mountain for the last 23 years. She worked here for over 11 years before leaving for a year for a quick stint at the winery and returning to us recently. Virginia has an enormous wealth of experience and knowledge from her many years in the profession. When she's not here at work she's usually at home looking after her five acre property, her four border collies and her husband, Tony.
Nicole is originally from the Gold Coast but has been living on the mountain for the last seven years with her husband and two kids. She has worked in a variety of different fields so has a lot of experience in a lot of different areas and also works as a personal trainer up here on the mountain. Outside of work Nicole loves to travel and has recently returned from a 6 month caravanning trip around Australia with her family.
Gigi grew up on the mountain before attending boarding school and university in Brisbane, followed by almost 15 years overseas. She's recently returned to the mountain with her husband and two young children and she is enjoying settling into mountain life. She is new to the industry but enjoying the training and learning all about the optical world.