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Our Practitioners

  • Mark Hinds

    BScApp(Optom), GradCertOcTher, BScApp(HMS), P/G BscHons, FBCLA

    Mark has a private practice in New Farm QLD with a clinical focus on specialty contact lenses for the complex cornea. He is one of the providers for RGP and scleral contact lenses for those patients in Queensland on the public corneal graft list. He has a very close working relationship with Brisbane’s leading ophthalmologists and co-manages many eye conditions.

    He is a QUT graduate and has completed the graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics. Additionally he has an undergraduate degree in applied science and postgraduate bachelor of science honours from the University of Queensland. He is a fellow of the British contact lens association. Mark has been involved with QUT School of Optometry specialty contact lens clinics since 2004 and received the QUT vice chancellor’s award for excellence for teaching in 2010 and 2013.

    In addition he presents lectures on specialty contact lens applications for the complex cornea, keratoconus, post grafts, ocular surface disease and other corneal complications. He presents regularly for contact lens industry and in his own right at national and international conferences, is involved in clinical trials with pre-release lenses and products, consults to industry as a KOL, and is a referee for Clinical and Experimental Optometry.

    He is sent complex cases from all over Queensland and New South Wales and takes great joy out of giving back the sight that corneal disease has taken away.

    General optometry still plays a large role in everyday practice and Mark takes meticulous care to ensure every aspect of the eye is taken care of from the spectacle prescription to the optimal lens selection. It is this personal touch and attention to every individual patient’s needs that sets us apart.

    When Mark is not working he is either spending time with his family, road cycling or surfing.

  • Kylie McNeill

    B.App.Sc.(Optom)(Hons) GradCertOcTher, FBCLA

    Kylie graduated from QUT in 2009 with First Class Honours, and was also the recipient of the Optometrist Association of Australia Clinical Excellence Award for her clinical aptitude in the final year of her Optometry degree. She has also undertaken post-graduate study to further her knowledge and enable her to prescribe ocular medications.

    Kylie prides herself on her ability to tailor her optometry consultations to the individual needs of each patient, as well as her communicative skills in being able to explain complicated concepts in a way that patients can clearly understand.

    In addition to working for Mark Hinds Optometrists, Kylie is also employed as a clinical optometrist for Ophthalmologist Dr James McAlister, which complements her interest in anterior eye disease. At this practice she assists with the management of a variety of patients requiring treatments such as corneal cross-linking for keratoconus, full and partial-thickness corneal grafts, LASIK, cataract and pterygium surgeries just to name a few!

    Also during the university semester, Kylie works at QUT Optometry Clinic as a clinical supervisor, helping to teach our next generation of Optometrists their practical optometry skills.

    Paediatric optometry is an area of great interest to Kylie, her caring nature and enthusiasm give her a natural ability with little ones. Her in depth understanding of children’s vision disorders teamed with our range of testing equipment and vision training resources, provide our petite patients with the highest quality of eye care.

    Kylie spent her first 3 years after graduating university in Coffs Harbour, working as a solo Optometrist in a busy regional practice. The diversity and volume of patients seen allowed her to build on her clinical experience in diagnosing a wide variety of eye diseases.

    Kylie has truly immersed herself in Optometry, she in fact married one of her optometry colleagues Hamish in 2012. Outside optometry Kylie enjoys applying her knowledge in optics to travel photography.

    Areas of Clinical Interest:

    • Paediatric Optometry
    • Binocular Vision Disorders and Vision Training
    • Keratoconus Management
    • Specialty Contact Lens Fitting such as Orthokeratology
    • Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management
    • Ongoing Management of Dry Eye Syndrome
    • Progressive diseases such as Macular Degeneration and Cataracts

     

    Professional Associations:

    • Optometrists Association Australia
    • Vision Eye Institute (Dr. James McAlister’s Practice)
    • Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia
    • EyesMatter (Corneal Ophthalmologist Dr James McAlister’s Practice)

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847 Brunswick St (Cnr Merthyr Rd) New Farm, Brisbane, Qld 4005