Michael Tan
Michael Tran - Optometrist

B.Sci, Optometry Doctorate, Therapeutically endorsed

Michael graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry at Melbourne University. He has spent the last two years in regional Victoria gaining extensive experience managing various ocular diseases and developing relationships with local health care providers. Michael's interests include custom contact lenses, ocular disease management and providing his patients the best possible visual outcome.

Michael has already become a valued member of our Kay Street Eyecare family and we are delighted to have Michael join our community for the long term. 

Mariam Morkous - Optometrist

BVisSci MOptom

Mariam graduated with a Bachelor in Vision Science and Masters of Optometry from Deakin University. During her study, Mariam gained 3 years' experience working as an Optical Dispenser.

Mariam's placement in Ballarat has given her experience working in Regional Victoria. She has also spent time in a Behavioural Optometry and Contact Lens practice in Melbourne learning the ins and outs of children's vision and contact lens fittings. She is therapeutically endorsed.

In non-COVID times, Mariam enjoys traveling and is looking forward to be able to do that again soon.

Mariam is interested in dry eye treatment, Paediatric Optometry, and everything else! She looks forward to getting to know the LaTrobe Valley community and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with her. 

Leah Meulendijks – Optometrist
Leah Meulendijks – Optometrist

B Optometry, Therapeutically endorsed

Leah graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011.  She gained her therapeutic endorsement and education in all the latest technological advancements, including ocular disease management, contact lens applications and children’s vision assessments. 

Leah is a member of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists.

Having been a practice owner and manager since 2014, Leah has expanded her knowledge and abilities to provide patients with the best solutions possible to enhance their visual experience.

Leah has spent many years co-managing patients with local Ophthalmologists including cataract surgery aftercare, glaucoma management and macular degeneration reviews.  She believes in using the most advanced technologies to detect and monitor eye diseases, giving patients the best chance of preventing vision loss.  Leah is very compassionate and is here to help her patients in any way she can.

Leah’s expertise in Children’s vision has been a welcome addition to Kay Street Eyecare.  She plans to grow the practice’s youth patient base and hopes her experience and knowledge will help fill a gap in the local optometry market.

Optical Assistant
Melinda - Optical Assistant

Melinda has been working closely alongside our very experienced staff at Kay Street Eyecare since 2018.

Melinda has enjoyed perfecting her skills in her role as an Optical Assistant and loves the fast pace of our busy practice which sees her covering front of house work, reception, frame selection and optical dispensing.


Optical Assistant
Ashley - Optical Assistant

Ashley joined the team at Kay Street Eyecare in January 2019. Ashley has many years of experience in customer care and excels at finding the right fit for all patients, especially young children. Her warm welcoming nature ensures visiting the Optometrist is always a pleasure.

Ashley is usually seen welcoming patients at reception or in dispensing, helping with frame adjustments/repairs and placing our custom orders.

Optical Assistant
Marie - Optical Assistant

Marie is our most loved team member who has been at Kay Street Eyecare for over 20 years. Our patients know her for her caring service, she not only loves her job but the people she gets to see everyday.

Marie can be trusted to use her extensive optical expertise to assist patients to find the right frame or to adjust them to perfection.

Our Optical Assistants

Marie, Melinda and Ashley have between them over 40 years optical experience and each has her own unique blend of frame selection, dispensing and administration skills. All enjoy the interaction with people, the opportunities to assist new patients, help existing patients who have been attended over long periods of time and the satisfaction that comes from seeing patients looking wonderful and feeling better after their visit to Kay Street Eyecare.

Call 5174 6788 to book an eye care assessment or book one online.

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