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Meet our optometry team in Glenelg, South Australia.

We provide a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, all with personalised attention, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy for a lifetime.

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Ian Bluntish

Ian Bluntish

Ian Bluntish has over 40 years’ experience in a wide range of optometric practices around Australia and has been based at Glenelg for over 20 years now. Like all health professions optometry has been continually changing over that time and Ian has a keen interest in, and commitment to, keeping...
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Joanne Thomas

Joanne Thomas has over 40 years experience as an optometrist which until recently had been spent in managing her own practices in Canberra. As a Behavioural Optometrist she has a strong interest in children’s vision and the impact this has on their development and learning. She is also privileged to work...
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Rachel Holden

A Canadian by origin, Rachel began her optometry education at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and then moved to Australia, attending the Victorian College of Optometry at the University of Melbourne. After graduating in 2002, she has practised in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She moonlights as a stand-up comedian...
Tarra from Hold Fast Bay


Practice Manager
Tarra, a qualified optical dispenser, has been part of the Adelaide optical industry since 2011. Her career in retail and health has prepared her for a strong customer service focus, and she particularly enjoys helping our young ones with that all important frame choice. As the mum of two young daughters...
Ms. Sheryl


Senior Optical Dispenser
Sheryl is our style queen!  She has been involved in the optical industry for over 25 years, having started her career working with Joanne in Canberra.  As an Adelaide girl originally she is enjoying a return to her home town and family.  Sheryl’s passion is all things sparkly – she...


Optical Dispenser
Gina is enjoying the challenge of working in the optical industry and taking on new skills as a qualified optical dispenser after a long career in sales. She has a strong background in retailing and design, skills and experience which are a real asset to our workplace. Her sense of style and dedication...
Ms. Emma


Optical Assistant
Emma is our newest team member. She is enjoying putting into practice what she is learning as part of her Optometry Degree at Flinders University.  We look forward to mentoring her on her Optometry journey!...

Holdfastbay Optometry in Glenelg

At Holdfastbay Optometry, we care about your vision and eye health. We offer innovative eye care services to patients from in and around Glenelg. This includes comprehensive eye health assessments, ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, contact lens evaluation, fittings and prescriptions.

Our team aims to provide the optimal possible solution for your eye health and vision needs. By utilising the latest technologies and evidence-based treatments, we ensure optimal eye health to help you live your best life.