Greenfield’s Optical Centre Team

Greenfield’s Optical Centre Team

Our team of optometrists is dedicated to providing comprehensive eyecare and the highest level of personal attention. Our friendly and experienced eyewear consultants will help guide you to make the right choice in frame and lens selection tailoring products to your individual needs. You can rely on the team at Greenfield’s Optical Centre to have you seeing well and looking good with your new spectacles.

Our Optometrists
Annette Alchin
Annette Alchin Principal Optometrist
(B.Optom, Grad Cert Ocular Therapeutics)

Annette graduated from UNSW in 1982 and came to Townsville via Dubbo and Tamworth. She was the first female to practice as an optometrist in the Townsville region. The community accepted her well and she began working at Greenfield’s in January 1983 when it was located in Philip Leong’s Shopping Centre in Hermit Park. She became a partner in the business in 1991 and became its owner in 1999.

Annette has a keen interest in all things optometrical: contact lenses, childrens’ vision, sports vision and ocular pathology. She provides her services to the James Gibson Low Vision Clinic. She has also completed her Graduate Diploma in Therapeutics and intends to then begin her Masters in Optometry.

Outside of work Annette has been getting fit by walking The Strand and Castle Hill and going to the gym. She is married to Steve and has two children.

Ms Sarah-jane Siaw
Ms Sarah-jane Siaw Optometrist
(BSc, Optometry)

Ms Sarah-jane Siaw joined us in February on a part-time basis. She is committed to providing her patients with the highest level of care and ensuring that they are fully informed about their ocular health and visual needs. She is therapeutically qualified, able to complete a children’s Prep Test and vision reports, and very excited to be joining the team at Greenfield’s Optical Centre.

Ailsa Bragg
Ailsa Bragg Optometrist
(BSc, Optometry)

Ailsa is our part-time Optometrist, offering eye examinations at both our Fairfield and CastleTown practices. She has 21 years’ experience as a practicing Optometrist, graduating from Brisbane’s QUT in 1994 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry). Ailsa enjoys the outdoors and travelling with her family.

Our Practice Managers
Steve Lee
Steve Lee
Business Manager

Steve grew up in New Zealand and began working at Greenfield’s when he took over the business, with Annette, in 1999. He provides back office support, taking responsibility for the accounts, staff wages and taxes. He has a keen interest in all things financial, including the share market, and provides insightful strategic recommendations for the business. Outside of Greenfield’s Steve is a keen aspiring chef, often bringing in fantastic home-cooked food for the staff to try.

Julianne Firmin
Julianne Firmin Castletown Practice
Practice Manager

Julianne has recently joined the Greenfield’s team as our Castletown Shoppingworld practice manager. She has many years of industry experience and is happy to help out with any of your optical needs. Always a friendly face, Julianne loves meeting new people and works to find the best pair of hand-selected lenses to suit the patients needs.

Zoe Granshaw
Zoe Granshaw Fairfield Central Practice
Practice Manager

Zoe is the practice manager of our new store at Fairfield Central. Zoe has been with Greenfield’s for several years as a dispenser, and now as a manager she prides herself on finding the perfect frame and lenses for each and every patient. She enjoys keeping up to date with all the current optical trends and keeping our social media on point! Outside of work she is usually found out in the garden tending to her cacti or finding the perfect spots for scenic photography.