Our Optometrists

Stephen Brady
Stephen Brady Principal Optometrist

Stephen Brady

B. App. Sci. (Hons)

Stephen has been practising optometry for over 25 years and has been working at the practice since 2000. Stephen has relished furthering his education, completing masters subjects in Behavioural Optometry and is a member of OA, ACBO and ACSO.

In his spare time, Steve composes digital music and enjoys reading. No wonder he’s done so much study.


Rebecca Waldie
Rebecca Waldie Optometrist

Rebecca Waldie

B. Vis. Sci. M. Optom. (Therap.)

Rebecca grew up in Queensland but moved to Victoria to study optometry. She graduated with distinction and a Masters in Optometry.

Rebecca worked in a regional practice before moving to the Northern Rivers in 2018. She has no plans to move again, having found paradise. Rebecca enjoys working with patients of all ages and is therapeutically endorsed so that she can prescribe medications to treat eye conditions and co-manage with local ophthalmologists.

Bec enjoys being outside, gardening and taking her dog to the beach.


Our Optical Dispensers

Stuart
Stuart Practice Manager / Optical Dispenser

Stuart

Stuart has over 25 years of optical dispensing experience. He has been with BBE since 2014 and has been greatly received by the patients ever since.

In his spare time, Stu spends time with his wife and four kids, practises yoga, is an avid surfer, and posts jokes to Facebook. Not really. OK, really.


Our Retail Team

Belle
Belle Practice Co-Founder

Belle

B. Ed

Optics is career number three for Belle! She studied education and music in her hometown of Toowoomba in Queensland. After a decade of teaching, she then moved into event coordination before joining Stephen as the co-owner of Byron Bay Eyecare in 2007.

Belle relishes being with her wonderful team at the practice and working with clients.

Spare time usually entails a big walk or family bike ride. Belle also loves cooking, gardening and eating. Especially eating.


Ellie
Ellie

Ellie

Ellie is a long term local. Ellie is our optical assistant and is enjoying furthering her optics career by studying in her own time. Ellie has also had extensive training in the graceful art of ballet.

When she’s not at work, you’ll find Ellie dining out and socialising. (We all love doing that around here!).


Lauren
Lauren

Lauren

When not meeting and greeting at the door of Byron Bay Eyecare, Lauren works as a local wedding and events photographer.

Lauren has a Bachelor in Digital Media and has worked in visual merchandising, retail and photographing fashion and events in Sydney and Australia wide, but having grown up on the Tweed Coast, she has come back. We are super glad she did!

In her spare time Lauren loves bush walking, exploring nature and trying new restaurant and dining venues.


Why Byron Bay Eyecare

Byron Bay Eyecare is committed to providing the highest quality, professional eye care in an ethical, non-corporate setting.

Health Funds and Medicare

Byron Bay Eyecare uses Hicaps and accepts all Health funds and processes all Medicare claims on the spot for a hassle free experience.

Our leading brands