Our Team

Our Team

Our Young Eyes team members are friendly, highly skilled professionals.  Trained in helping you solve your eyewear needs with advice on latest trends, individualised frame selection and tips and tricks on keeping your eyewear in great condition for the best possible vision and longevity of your spectacles.

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

We look forward to 'Making your eyes young again at Young Eyes' by providing you with high quality, innovative eye care solutions.

Our Team Members

Catherine Miller  Optometrist

Catherine Miller – Optometrist

Catherine is an Optometrist at Young Eyes. She completed her Optometry qualifications at the University of Canberra. She has been a local of Young for the past fifteen years during which time she has worked at Young Eyes. 

Catherine has special interests in Behavioural Optometry, Vision Therapy and Myopia control. Catherine also manages the IPL treatment for dry eyes.

Outside of work Catherine is a busy mum of three active boys. She enjoys getting away for camping trips with the family in the vintage car and caravan her husband (Matthew) has restored. 

Janine Hobson

Janine Hobson – Optometrist

Janine is the business owner and Optometrist at Young Eyes. She born and raised in Cowra and founded the business back in 2003. Janine has worked in Cowra, Cootamundra, Harden, Boorowa, and Tumut.

Janine is passionate about ensuring her patient’s eye health needs are managed to the highest possible level. Over the years Janine has worked closely with educators and other health professionals on improving vision for children.

Janine has completed extra studies in behavioural optometry. She has a specialist interest in helping children with learning difficulties using special tints. (sometimes called irlen lenses)

Outside of work Janine enjoys spending time with her now adult children. Janine is also a regular bike rider, swimmer, runner, and loves competing in triathlons.

Brad  Optical Dispenser

Brad – Optical Dispenser

Brad an Optical Dispenser at Young Eyes. He is currently studying to formalize his qualifications with a Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing. Brad is a local of the Young community who has recently returned home from Canberra to enjoy the country lifestyle.  

Brad is a great advocate for those within the community and is currently serving as a director on the board of Lambing Flat Enterprises – Community Supports.  

Outside of work Brad enjoys spending time with family and friends and the occasional holiday when time permits. 

Melissa  Senior Optical Dispenser

Melissa – Senior Optical Dispenser

Melissa is a Senior Optical Dispenser at Young Eyes. She completed her Certificate IV in optical dispensing and has over 20 years’ experience within the optical industry. Melissa is a Harden local and has been working at Young Eyes for 14 years.  

Melissa’s family is growing up fast with her eldest starting high school this year. She enjoys watching her children participate in football and athletics, as well as spending time with family and camping holidays. 

Simon  Business Manager

Simon – Business Manager

Simon began his career as a Veterinarian for 25 years before changing it all to help with the management at Young Eyes. Simon works closely with the team at Young Eyes to support them to ensure a high level of service is always maintained. 

Outside of work, Simon enjoys gardening and riding his bike around the Riverina.