Heidi Hunter – Optometrist & Managing Director
Heidi is a true Novocastrian, having grown up in Lake Macquarie before moving to Sydney for university in 1996 and graduating from UNSW in 2000. Before joining the practice she spent time consulting with a local ophthalmologist, a laser refractive surgery clinic, and many optometric practices in the Newcastle region.
As well as looking after patients, she lectures about eyes and vision to university students, school teachers, GPs, nurses, and pharmacists. She is a clinical supervisor of optometry students for Flinders University, Deakin University, and the University of NSW, and a past writer for Mivision and optometric speaker on ABC radio.
Amidst raising two active teenage boys, Heidi is on the national board of the not-for-profit Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia and a NSW/ACT board member of Optometry Australia. She is dedicated to educating colleagues on RGP (rigid gas permeable) custom contact lens fitting, such as for keratoconus and corneal grafts, and has lectured at conferences throughout Australia on various clinical topics.
Heidi’s professional interests include myopia control, and anything and everything to do with contact lenses. Heidi also enjoys the challenge of solving problems people are having with their existing glasses, including multifocals (progressives).
Click here to make an appointment to see Heidi for a thorough eye and vision check.
Wes Butler – Optometrist
Wes is a highly qualified optometrist with exceptional patient care, clinical knowledge and an all round nice guy. Originally from Adelaide, Wes first worked with Custom Eyecare in 2018.
Wes is an ophthalmic medicines prescriber, meaning he has advanced skills in diagnosing and managing various eye diseases. If you have any visual symptoms like blurred vision, you have macular degeneration, glaucoma or a family history of eye disease, or are concerned about your child’s worsening eyesight, then Wes is our senior optometrist you should meet. Wes is also our resident dry eye guru at Custom Eyecare for those suffering with dry, sore eyes.
Wes’ professional interests include paediatric (children’s) and behavioural optometry, including treatment of lazy eye (amblyopia) and accommodative esotropia (‘cross-eyes’), as well as how vision problems can relate to learning difficulties but of course sees patients of all ages at Custom EyeCare.
When you see Wes you are guaranteed a good chat and a thorough eye and vision check. Click here to make an appointment with Wes.
Rishmie Logendran – Optometrist
Rishmie is a highly experienced optometrist who joined Custom Eyecare in 2022. Prior to joining our team, Rishmie spent the previous 6 years working in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, and before that she was working at OPSM Coffs Harbour; we are lucky to have her experience on the team.
After graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Optometry (honours) and Bachelor of Science, Rishmie went on to complete further professional study with a Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses.
Throughout her career, Rishmie has always enjoyed looking after people to ensure their visual needs are met. Rishmie’s passion is fitting contact lenses, especially to those who’ve had no confidence to try contacts in the past as well as specialty rigid contact lens fitting for keratoconus. She is equipped with the skills to follow her professional interests in designing custom contact lenses for managing myopia, keratoconus, corneal grafts and other corneal conditions.
Rishmie is a member of Optometry Australia, and the Cornea & Contact Lens Society (CCLSA). Rishmie is also a keen pianist, so if you require an eye test and a piano lesson, Rishmie is the optometrist for you! Click here to make an appointment with Rishmie.
* Wes, Heidi and Rishmie are ophthalmic medicines prescribers, meaning they both have advanced skills in diagnosing and managing various eye diseases and conditions.