Our Team

Murray Nagle

Murray Nagle

Principle Optometrist
B.OptomPGCertOcTher

Murray graduated as an Optometrist from The University of New South Wales in 1979. His first professional job was with Gibb & Beeman in George St Sydney, a long established practice where he was fortunate enough to learn the traditional skills of spectacle making as well as optometry.

He has had a wide ranging 35+ years of experience in practice including providing eye examinations to the Australian Defence Forces, General Motors Holden, Ford, Toyota, CSIRO and the Government Aircraft Factory.

Murray has also provided extensive Aged Care Facility Support and post-operative care following surgery.

He was in one of the first groups of Optometrists to complete the Ocular Therapeutics course run by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1993. By 2000 this received endorsement to prescribe PBS medicines.

Murray has been married to Kerry for more than 35 years and together with their son, James, enjoy living and working in the hills. He was brought up on a farm in the Hawkesbury district in NSW and appreciates the value and rewards of hard work.

Emma Colquhoun

Emma Colquhoun

Optometrist
BSc PhD MCOptomPGcertOCTher

Emma trained at Bradford University in the UK and qualified in 1994. Teaching and research culminated in a doctorate PHD in 1998.

Working full time in a large optometry practice Emma was involved in all aspects of modern optometry including children’s eye assessments, diabetic eye screening, contact lens fitting and supervision of pre-registration optometry students.

After relocation to Victoria in 2005 Emma has continued working at Yarra Ranges Optical alongside Murray, providing eye care to people of all ages.

In addition to regularly attending clinical conferences, Emma has completed an intensive Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2010, providing the ability to prescribe scheduled medicines.

Emma is a warm and attentive optometrist with a naturally patient and welcoming manner.

Emma has been a valued member of the practice for over ten years.

Hannah Skehan

Hannah Skehan

Optometrist
OD, B. Biomed (Hons)

Hannah has completed a Bachelor of Biomedicine with Honours and recently graduated as a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne. Hannah has practiced optometry in a variety of locations including metropolitan Melbourne, country Victoria and Chicago.

Equipped with the latest knowledge and skills in the profession, Hannah is an enthusiastic optometrist with a keen interest in contact lenses, myopia control and disease management.

Hannah is committed to being involved in the local community and providing high quality healthcare.

Kerry Nagle

Kerry Nagle

Practice Manager and Reception

Kerry has been with the practice since the very beginning. She is responsible for sourcing our large range of frames from independent suppliers, choosing a diverse selection to suit all different tastes, styles and budgets.

James Nagle

James Nagle

Optical Dispenser

James joined the team after completing his university studies in Economics and Law in 2012. He has been trained by Murray in lens fitting and traditional frame adjustment and provides invaluable input into all areas of practice management.

Dr Michael Slade

Dr Michael Slade

Visiting Ophthalmologist
MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS

Dr Michael Slade is a Melbourne trained Ophthalmologist (eye specialist) whose services include general Ophthalmolgy, cataract /squint /oculoplastics surgeries and paediatric Ophthalmology.

Michael graduated with a Medical degree from Melbourne University in 1983, and completed his Ophthalmology Fellowship with training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear hospital in 1992.

Michael has a clinic at Yarra Ranges Optical in Monbulk 3 days per month. His main rooms and surgical theatre are at Monash Specialist Centre in Clayton, and he also has a private practice in Ashburton.

Michael is a personable, family oriented, caring professional with a keen interest in cricket, AFL, cycling and skiing.