Lees and Henschell Optometrists is a locally owned and operated Optometrist located in the heart of Kenmore. We strive to offer premium eye care and eyewear in a family friendly practice. Together with our friendly, experienced optical dispensers, we will provide you with an excellent range of spectacles, prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.

Our local Optometrists provide renowned and continuously developing services including:

+ Behavioural Optometry for adults and children
 + Comprehensive Eye Examination
 + Children’s Vision
 + In house ‘work-out room’ for the eyes- (Vision Therapy)
 + Occular Therapeutics – prescriptions can be written for a range of eye conditions.

Chris Robinson
Practice Owner & Optometrist

Chris was originally drawn to Optometry due to the ability to engage with people on a medical level. By becoming Lees and Henschell's practice owner and director, Chris has also been able to explore his interests in retail and business. With 14 years experience, Chris is able to provide excellent eye care with the use of old and newly developed technologies. In his down time, Chris loves spending time surfing, hiking and camping.

Karen Wilson
Behavioural Optometrist

After growing up in Brisbane, Karen graduated from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 1990. Since then she has worked in both general and behavioural (neuro-developmental) Optometry for over twenty-five years in Brisbane and surrounding regions. Karen joined Lees and Henschell Optometrists in 2002. In 2008, she achieved Fellowship with the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry (ACBO). Having worn contact lenses herself for thirty-five years, she is a keen contact lens practitioner. Karen also has experience in providing services to those requiring care in the areas of therapeutics, sports vision, low vision and patients with special needs.

Sharrnie
Optical Dispenser

Sharrnie is an optical dispenser who has been in the industry for four years. In practice she loves having a laugh with the patients and making their experience memorable, particularly helping and spending time with the little patients. Outside of work Sharrnie loves camping, travelling, and drinking cups of coffee. She also likes to think she's an expert in dog patting!

Sue Henschell
Behavioural Optometrist

Sue graduated from QIT Optometry in 1985. Since then she has continued to study, including a Masters in Behavioural Optometry (UNSW) and a Fellowship with the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry (ACBO). Sue has a holistic view in her management of vision. This holistic view takes into account the multisensory nature of vision. Treatment options take into account current research based and clinical based evidence from the optometric and neuroscience literature and forums. Sue believes vision services should be given with passion, integrity, knowledge, respect and pleasure. She strives to make a difference in the lives of patients of all ages.

Note: Sue is currently not seeing New Patients.

Courtney
Practice Manager

An optical dispenser in the industry since 2011, Courtney enjoys nothing more than building customer relationships and takes pride in helping patients find the perfect solution for their optical needs. Outside work, Courtney enjoys spending outdoor time with her son and husband, film photography, writing, and advocating for The Orangutan Project

Dr Beata Sander
Paediatric Optometrist


Beata completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the Nicolus Copernicus University Bydgoszcz, Poland in 1995 and qualified as an Ophthalmologist in 2003. In 2015 she graduated from QUT with a Master of Optometry and was awarded the Johnson and Johnson Contact Lens Prize. She continued her academic development and finished a PhD, which aimed to better understand the role of the autonomic nervous system in the development of myopia in 2017. Beata also delivers guest lectures and tutorials to postgraduate and undergraduate students within QUT.
Combining her significant clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases and myopia research, with a special interest in prevention of myopia, Beata strives to provide the best patient care possible.

Ben
Optical Dispenser / Trainee Vision Therapist

Ben has been in the optical industry for many years and brings with him extensive experience. Combined with his background in education, Ben has found his niche in Vision Therapy under the mentorship of Emsie. A nerd at heart, he has an eclectic sock collection and enjoys gaming and binging Netflix.

Emsie-Muriel De Kock
Vision Therapist

Emsie is a qualified teacher with over thirty years of experience in Early Childhood Education. In addition to her teaching degree, she further attained a BA Honours degree in Psychology. Emsie has been at the practice as a Vision Therapist since 2010. Here she received expert training in vision therapy by our very accomplished behavioural Optometrists, in addition to training at the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry in practical vision therapy. Emsie is absolutely passionate about vision therapy because she can see how it helps those in her care. Emsie's training and experience as a teacher also compliments her teaching and training in the vision therapy room, allowing optimal results to be obtained by her students.