• Caring for the eyes of Mackay since 1952

Our Team

Dr Ieuan H. Rees. (Optometrist)

B.App.Sc.(Optom)(Hons) MBCO, MOSO.

Grad Cert Ocular Therapeutics Specialty Contact Lens Practitioner I Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber I Orthokeratologist I  Behavioural Optometrist

Ieuan is a Welsh/Australian who has been in practice since 1988. He graduated with honours from Queensland University of Technology. Since then he has completed further studies for registration in the United Kingdom, Ocular Therapeutics and Orthokeratology as well as extensive ongoing education and Behavioural and Developmental Optometry. He joined Buck and Todd Optometrists in September 1989 following locum work throughout South Australia and Queensland. Ieuan has a special interest in Specialty Contact Lens fitting, (keratoconus, scarred corneas, children’s aphakia), Orthokeratology, Children’s Vision, Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia. Ieuan is married and has four children. He enjoys travelling with his family and loves any opportunity to share a dad joke.

Dr Benjamin Christie (Therapeutic Endorsement)

B.Vis.Sc. M.Optom

Ben is an Australian Optometrist who joined the team at Buck & Todd Optometrists in 2020 with 5 years of optical experience. He graduated with distinction from the Queensland University of Technology in 2019 while also conducting humanitarian missions for communities in Western Australia’s Ngaanyatjarra lands and Moldova in Eastern Europe. Ben has a special interest in specialty contact lens fitting, eye disease diagnosis and management, dry eye treatment and children’s vision. Ben enjoys cycling and travelling in his free time.

Elizabeth Kennedy (Vision Therapist)

Elizabeth has worked in the optical industry for 8 years as an Optical Dispenser and has joined our team to train as a Vision Therapist. Elizabeth enjoys learning all there is about Vision Therapy and helping them to improve their visual processing ability. Elizabeth loves her family, has two children and is currently engaged and can’t wait to finally marry her partner of almost 10 years Brad in the near future.

Emily Pershouse

Emily has been in the optical industry for 10 years. She also is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist and loves to use these skills as an advantage when it comes to frame selection for her patients. She has a great knowledge of what shapes and colours suit a person’s face shape and complexion. Due to these skills she is in charge of frame and stock purchasing. Emily is our front office manager and if there is anything in particular you are chasing, she can organise it. Emily is a huge animal lover and has a soft spot for all creatures great and small.

Tracey Martin

Tracey has come back into the optical industry after 30 years in retail sales. She has quickly re-developed skills in frame selection, accounting, lens materials and pre-testing of patients. Tracey is married with three adult children. Tracey enjoys her early gym sessions and encourages the staff to live a healthier lifestyle.

Natasha Rees

Natasha works casually as an optical dispenser and receptionist while she completes her Medical Sonography degree at University. Natasha has 7 years’ experience in frame selection and pre-testing of patients. The skills learnt in her studies in the medical field has given Natasha excellent knowledge of patient care. She loves making a child’s visit to Buck and Todd a fun and exciting new experience. Natasha enjoys participating in musical theatre productions and travelling.