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Our Team

The Eyecare Eyewear Team ensure that every patient is provided with comprehensive personalised advice regarding their current and future visual needs, ocular health status and visual efficiency profile. Our combination of a highly qualified optometry team and state-of-the-art computerised eye testing equipment enables the provision of the highest level in vision care and ocular disease management.

At Eyecare Eyewear we like to do things differently. With over 1200 frames from both local and international designers and access to the latest spectacle and contact lenses you can be sure to find the eyewear solution that will perfectly suit your visual needs.

Our optometry team are very experienced in the diagnosis and management of complex binocular vision disorders, learning difficulties and behavioural concerns. We routinely provide visual efficiency, visual information processing assessments and can prescribe in office vision therapy for patients of all ages.

Ever been told you’re not suitable for contact lenses? The Eyecare Eyewear optometry team is accomplished in prescribing all types of contact lenses. This includes custom orthokeratology rigid contact lenses for overnight wear to allow for clear vision during the day.

We would like to invite you to book an appointment or visit one of our two practice locations Dalby and Chinchilla. It would be our pleasure to help you find the solution to your vision problems.

MEET OUR TEAM

About Us

Tom Roger

Principal Optometrist Practice Manager

Originally from Byron Bay, I attended boarding school at St Joseph’s College Nudgee and subsequently completed my optometry degree, masters in business administration and graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics at QUT in Brisbane. I completed by fellowship with the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists in 2015. Prior to commencing Eyecare Eyewear in 2006, I was fortunate to work as a Locum optometrist in all the states of Australia. My interest include cycling, triathlon, playing cards and spending time with my understanding wife and three beautiful children. Qualifications: Bachelor Applied Science (Optometry), Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, Masters in Business Administration & Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists

Natalie Sleeman

Practice Manager & Vision Therapist

Born in Toowoomba and raised in Oakey.
I have an adult daughter who lives locally. I have recently returned to Dalby and to the Eyecare and Eyewear from Charters Towers where I was
working at a local Medical Centre.  

Through my time over the years with Eyecare Eyewear I have gained a great interest in Vision Therapy and Behavioural Optometry. I am an accredited Vision Therapist and I have a huge passion for delivering a quality program to our patients. Along with Vision Therapy I really enjoy assisting patients with all optical needs.

My hobbies include walking, reading, our horses and spending time with my beautiful family and friends.

Kristen Chong

Practice Manager & Vision Therapist

Born and raised in Tasmania, I flew the coupe in 2011 and arrived on the Gold Coast now the big move out west in April 2020. I’ve been in the optometry world since the age of 21 studying many different aspects from vision therapy to lens making. I have a passion for behavioural optometry and still enjoy helping patients with their optical needs. I recently made the big move out west in April 2020 and joined the Eyecare Eyewear team.

My interested include travel, fitness and the odd rodeo or 10 with my partner.

Krystle Taylor

Valued Team Member

Dalby born and raised, I previously worked at two local medical practices before taking a break from work life to be a stay at home mum to my 3 children.


I have now returned to the work force and am enjoying being a part of the Eyecare Eyewear team.

I treasure time spent with my family and friends, camping, fishing and gardening.

Tobin C Eapen

Optometric Assistant

I was born in Kerala, which is located in the southern region of India. I completed my bachelor’s degree in clinical optometry from Bharati Vidhyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India. On completion of my bachelor’s degree in 2014, I got campus placement at Lawrence & Mayo. In 2015, I joined Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre Kerala, India to undertake my master’s degree in optometry. After completing master’s degree, I started to work as an optometrist at Eye Microsurgery and Laser Centre, Kerala, India and later on promoted as Senior Optometrist. I have almost six years of experience in the optometry field. I enjoy fishing, cooking, playing cricket and guitar. In March 2013, I made a big move to Australia to live with my partner.  I was keen to find a job in my field of interest and finally I got a job at Eyecare Eyewear as an optometric assistant.
Educational qualifications : Bachelor’s in Clinical Optometry, Master of Optometry

Wendy McLaughlin

Valued Team Member

I was born and raised in Dalby. I have an adult son, David. In my younger years I was very involved in Guiding and Scouting in Dalby and surrounding districts, I was a Cub Scout Leader in Dalby for 13 years. I have worked at Woolworths for the last 20+ years and I decided I needed a career change. The opportunity to work in Optometry became a reality having worn glasses since I was 4 years old.
I enjoy camping, cooking, gardening, crocheting, singing, catching up with family and friends
and walking my dog

Amy Dolbel

Valued Team Member

I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and on finishing school worked in retail and in an accounting firm. In 2000 I moved to Chinchilla and now live at Hopelands on our cattle and lucerne property. My other interests include interior design, cooking, music and I treasure time spent with my family and friends. Having been a stay-at-home mum, I have returned to work at Eyecare Eyewear Chinchilla where I enjoy to be a part of the team and look forward to assisting you at your next visit.