Our Team

Our staff at Young Eyes Optometrists are highly trained professionals. Every year our optometrists attend the major education conferences to maintain the latest knowledge and skills. Our Optometrists are members of the Australian Optometry Association and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists.

We employ optical dispensers who attend regular education sessions to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest in optical technology.

Janine Hobson

Janine Hobson

Janine Hobson is the owner and Optometrist at Young Eyes.

She has been practicing for 22 years, has completed extra qualifications in behavioural / developmental optometry including the use of colour for the treatment of dyslexia and rehabilitation.

She is also studying post graduate qualifications in the treatment of eye diseases.

Her other passions include swimming, cycling and triathlons with her three children.

Jeanette Elliott

Jeanette Elliott

Jeanette Elliott is a qualified Optical Dispenser who will welcome you to our practice and manages your appointment with our optometrists.

She also organises our follow up appointments and referrals to other specialists when required. 

Jeanette enjoys travelling overseas and playing golf with her husband Peter..

Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller is a qualified Optical Dispenser with 12 years’ experience who moved from Sydney to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle in Young. 

She enjoys helping our optometrist’s correct vision and also helps with the perceptual testing in children.

She enjoys cooking and looking after her little boy Lewis.

Melissa Oldfield

Melissa Oldfield

Melissa Oldfield is our other qualified Optical Dispenser.

She enjoys making our patients look special with a great frame.

She is married to Luke and has two children Angus and Summer. Melissa has returned to her home town of Harden after living in Canberra. 

Simon Hobson

Simon Hobson

Simon Hobson is married to Janine our permanent Optometrist.

Simon is a qualified veterinarian who now manages Young Eyes and assists the optical dispensers.

In his spare time he enjoys competing in road cycling and watching the children compete in sports events.

Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin

Nicole is our administrative team member and manages patient communications and our facebook site.

Nicole works with Janine when performing Colourimetry and Behavioural assessments in children.

Nicole was a stay at home mum for 5 years to her 3 children James, Mitchell and Lucy prior to joining Young Eyes.

Nicole has lived in Young with her husband Brett for the last 8 years after growing up in Sydney.

Colleen Hannaford

Colleen Hannaford

Colleen, her husband Bruce and their 3 children moved from Camden last year to enjoy the country lifestyle Young has to offer. 

Colleen has 4 years’ experience as an optical assistant.

Colleen enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.