Meet the Team
We believe every person should be able to achieve their maximum vision potential and enjoy healthy sight.
Our Mission Statement
We strive to provide every patient with the very best eyecare experience possible by utilising the latest technologies and offering quality products and service unmatched by our peers.
Our Core Values
Integrity – We will always treat our patients and staff with fairness, respect, and honesty.
Excellence – We will remain at the forefront of our industry and maintain respect from our peers.
Teamwork – We will work as a united team to ensure the best patient care on every level.
Family – We understand the fundamental importance of family and aim to create an environment that is welcoming to all.
Evidence Based Practice
At Stephen Henry Optometry we practice Evidence Based Optometry which involves using the best, research-proven assessments and treatments in our day-to-day client care and service delivery. This means each optometrist strives to stay in touch with the latest research and to use it as a part of their clinical decision making.
Dr Stephen Henry
B.app.Sc (Optom) Grad Cert Ocular Therapeutics
Stephen graduated from QUT in 1999 and moved to Toowoomba to work alongside John Walcott in Margaret Street. The practice later moved to Clifford Gardens in 2000. After Mr Walcott retired in 2007, Stephen decided to relocate to the Medici Medical Centre where the practice is located today.
He completed his Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics from QUT in 2008 and continues a keen interest in treating and managing anterior and surface eye disease.
Stephen’s clinical interests include Diabetic Eye Disease, Glaucoma, Macula Degeneration, Contact Lenses, and ocular photography and imaging.
Stephen is a regular presenter for the Toowoomba Diabetic Support Group and volunteers for the Essilor Vision Foundation. Stephen also consults at the Toowoomba Base Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic conducting eye testing in preparation for cataract surgery.
Outside of the practice, Stephen is married to Mikaela and they have two beautiful daughters. He is a jazz singer and plays Tenor Sax as the frontman in his own band, The Stephen Henry Quartet. On the sporting front, Stephen plays touch football, competes in triathlon and when he has time, enjoys the odd round of golf.
Dr Naomi Wysel
B.app.Sc (Optom) (Hons) Grad Cert Ocular Therapeutics
Naomi studied Optometry at QUT in Brisbane and then moved to Toowoomba in 2006 to work along side Stephen. Since then she has set down roots in this beautiful city, married a local teacher, and has had three energetic boys. Naomi has a keen interest in working with children and families. She values the role that Optometrists play in providing healthy, clear and comfortable vision for children, so that they may enjoy life and reach their learning potential!
Her interests extend further than purely children’s vision however and like Stephen, Naomi has achieved her Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics. This equips Naomi to prescribe required ocular medications to treat inflammation, allergy and infection of the eye, as well as co-manage glaucoma treatment. Naomi is also the resident optometrist with the IDEAS Van program improving the quality of eye health in the indigenous community.
Naomi has a passion for ensuring that people of all ages receive helpful and effective eye care. Her aim is for each and every patient to leave their appointment understanding more about their eye health and vision needs. She is always happy to answer any questions and looks forward to seeing you all soon!
Tennille is a fully qualified Optical Dispenser and has been working in the industry for 6 years.
Tennille joined our team in 2022 and she is passionate about finding the best frame for each face.
In her spare time, Tennille likes visiting family, cooking and unintentionally causing death to plants.
Elle joined the team in early 2021 and quickly became an integral member of the SHO family.
She has extensive customer service experience and is focussed on creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for all patients. Elle is also our social media whiz! She loves creating content to show off the latest frames and what’s new in store. She is an avid reader, loves yoga and adventuring around the world. Elle is a proud Fur-Mum and she loves all creatures great and small.