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Our name may have changed, but we are the same team, in the same location and still proudly independent.

Over the last 60 years your family’s vision needs have changed.
However our desire to provide the best care for you and your family remains the same

 

 

Meet Our Team

Adrian Vecchio - Optometrist at The Eye Collective Dandenong

 Adrian Vecchio

 

Hi I’m Adrian, I’m one of the optometrists and Co-owner of The Eye Collective.

A chance meeting with Norm Russo in 2013 (at a golf charity day) led to me discovering Behavioural Optometry. Once I found that I could further help my patients, I was hooked.

Since that time I have undertaken significant extra training to try and understand my patient’s visual systems better. I have also been a clinical supervisor at Melbourne University, written several articles for optometry magazines, presented talks to schools and allied health providers. Recently I also delivered educational webinars at an international vision conference.

I love all aspects of optometry, with special interests in Children’s Vision, Turned and Lazy Eye treatments using VR Technology, OrthoK and Keratoconus contact lens fitting and Vision Related Learning problems. I am also able to provide Aviation Eye Examinations

I am also passionate about ensuring that parents are looking after their own eyes, as unfortunately many parents’ needs, (usually Mums), get overlooked. However as Mums are the most important member of the household, it is essential that their eyecare needs are looked after too!

Norman Russo, Optometrist at The Eye Collective Dandenong

Norm Russo 

Optometrist

Hi, I’m Norm, I’m the co-owner of The Eye Collective and have been practicing optometry for over 35 years.

I enjoy working with patients of all ages and demographics, in particular, those experiencing complex vision difficulties. Over the years I have found that listening to my patients in order to fully understand and cater their treatment plans to their individual vision needs, is the key to success.

Since starting the practice in 1986, I have worked hard to develop experience in advanced contact lens fitting, behavioural optometry, learning related vision difficulties and pathology co-management. I am a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry and Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists.

Since 2010, I have been honoured to be a part of the Sumba Eyecare Program that provides eye care, eye surgery, spectacles and professional development to the residents of the island of Sumba, Indonesia.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion for optometry via advisory, educational, and mentor roles within the profession. In my spare time, I am an avid golfer and enjoy spending time with my family.

Nor Russo 

Optometrist

Hi, I’m Norm, I’m the co-owner of The Eye Collective and have been practicing optometry for over 35 years.

I enjoy working with patients of all ages and demographics, in particular, those experiencing complex vision difficulties. Over the years I have found that listening to my patients in order to fully understand and cater their treatment plans to their individual vision needs, is the key to success.

Since starting the practice in 1986, I have worked hard to develop experience in advanced contact lens fitting, behavioural optometry, learning related vision difficulties and pathology co-management. I am a Fellow of the Australian College of Optometry and Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists.

Since 2010, I have been honoured to be a part of the Sumba Eyecare Program that provides eye care, eye surgery, spectacles and professional development to the residents of the island of Sumba, Indonesia.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion for optometry via advisory, educational, and mentor roles within the profession. In my spare time, I am an avid golfer and enjoy spending time with my family.

Grace Tung, Optometrist at The Eye Collective Dandenong, Melbourne

Grace Tung

Optometrist

Hi I’m Grace, I have been an optometrist at The Eye Collective since 2018.

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2015, I initially worked in central Gippsland for 3 years. Here I gained fantastic experience in many aspects of optometry, including prescribing therapeutics and co-management with eye specialists and healthcare professionals. Since joining The Eye Collective, I have developed special interests in Behavioural Optometry, Myopia Control and Dry Eye Treatment. I find these areas of optometry fascinating as they help make a big contribution to my patients lives. I believe the key to achieving the best vision for my patients is by having open communication, so that together we can come up with a personalised plan to suit that person’s visual needs.

Grace Tung

Optometrist

Hi I’m Grace, I have been an optometrist at The Eye Collective since 2018

Hi I’m Grace, I have been an optometrist at The Eye Collective since 2018

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2015, I initially worked in central Gippsland for 3 years. Here I gained fantastic experience in many aspects of optometry, including prescribing therapeutics and co-management with eye specialists and healthcare professionals. Since joining The Eye Collective, I have developed special interests in Behavioural Optometry, Myopia Control and Dry Eye Treatment. I find these areas of optometry fascinating as they help make a big contribution to my patients lives. I believe the key to achieving the best vision for my patients is by having open communication, so that together we can come up with a personalised plan to suit that person’s visual needs.

Sashini Fair, Optometrist, The Eye Collective

Sashini Fair

Optometrist

Hi, I’m Sashini and I have been an Optometrist at the Eye Collective since 2004. 

Since graduating 25 years ago, I have undertaken further training with particular interest in behavioural optometry.

After completing the Master’s Unit in Behavioural Optometry in 2005, I undertook further training in Complex Contact Lens Fittings, including OrthoKeratology. More recently I have developed expertise with further training in Neuro-Optometric care and patients with special needs (eg. Autism).

I am also qualified to provide aviation eye examinations having undergone the CASA credentialed training program.

Being a musician, playing with the Stonnington Symphony orchestra and teaching piano and violin is something I am passionate about. It also allows me to understand the specific visual needs of musicians.

My philosophy is to take the time to understand the varied needs of each individual, so that I can help to tailor a solution to suit their visual requirements with sensitivity and understanding.

Sashini Fair

Optometrist

Hi, I’m Sashini and I have been an Optometrist at the Eye Collective since 2004

Since graduating 25 years ago, I have undertaken further training with particular interest in behavioural optometry.

After completing the Master’s Unit in Behavioural Optometry in 2005, I undertook further training in Complex Contact Lens Fittings, including OrthoKeratology. More recently I have developed expertise with further training in Neuro-Optometric care and patients with special needs (eg. Autism).

I am also qualified to provide aviation eye examinations having undergone the CASA credentialed training program.

Being a musician, playing with the Stonnington Symphony orchestra and teaching piano and violin is something I am passionate about. It also allows me to understand the specific visual needs of musicians.

My philosophy is to take the time to understand the varied needs of each individual, so that I can help to tailor a solution to suit their visual requirements with sensitivity and understanding.

Jaimee Andrews, Vision Therapist at The Eye Collective

Jaimee Andrew

Vision Therapist

Hi, I’m Jaimee and I have been the vision therapist at The Eye Collective since 2019.

I really enjoy vision therapy, because I get to help make lasting changes in people’s vision. These changes often result in significant improvements in people’s everyday lives. I am passionate about providing vision therapy to help children who are having difficulty processing visual information, and helping those who are having difficulty getting their eyes to work together.

Before I worked at The Eye Collective, I used to work at the Phillip Island Penguin parade, and I still love getting down to see penguins do their nightly march.

Jaimee Andrew

Vision Therapist

Hi, I’m Jaimee and I have been the vision therapist at The Eye Collective since 2019.

I really enjoy vision therapy, because I get to help make lasting changes in people’s vision. These changes often result in significant improvements in people’s everyday lives. I am passionate about providing vision therapy to help children who are having difficulty processing visual information, and helping those who are having difficulty getting their eyes to work together.

Before I worked at The Eye Collective, I used to work at the Phillip Island Penguin parade, and I still love getting down to see penguins do their nightly march.

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