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About Lamas + Brown Optometrists

Lamas and Brown Optometrists is independently owned and operated by locals. Quality products, quality service, these are the underlying philosophies of Lamas and Brown Optometrists.

With the latest in technology, award winning and therapeutically qualified optometrists, tertiary qualified optical dispensers, vision therapitsts, in house lens laboratories, latest clinical technology and more than 1000 frames in stock, you will be confident that the health and the look of your eyes will be well cared for.

Even more important is our access to quality spectacles, sunglasses and contact lenses so that the end product is the best for your visual needs!

Dr Fernando Lamas
(Behavioural Optometrist, Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber and Owner)

B.App.Sc (Optometry) (1st class Hons.), 

BSc (Anatomy),

Post Grad  Cert. (Ocular Therapeutics)

Post. Grad. (Behav. Optom- OEP)


  • Awarded Optometrists Association Australia (QLD & NT Division) Clinical Excellence Award 
  • Awarded Clinical Equipment Prize, for best performance by a student in clinical optometry

Having been in the industry since 1999, Fernando has gained a vast knowledge of general optometric care and specialized fields. Being one of the first therapeutically qualified optometrists in the NSW, he is able to treat conditions such as eye infections, foreign body removal, glaucoma and allergies.   Striving to be as up to date with education as possible, Fernando regularly attends lectures at educational institutions and conferences both in Australia and overseas. He has also given several lectures and supervised clinical students both in the optometric and medical fields.

Fernando recently completed all the post-graduate units of Behavioural Optometry training offered through the American OPTOMETRIC EXTENSION PROGRAM. This has taught him that vision is not just about the eye . It is more about how the eyes work together, how the eyes work with the rest of the body, and how the brain puts all that information together.

Dr Katrina Daley
(Clinical Optometrist)

B.App, Sc. (Optom), 

Post Grad  Cert. (Ocular Therapeutics)

Locally born and raised, Katrina began her optometrical career with a degree from the University of Technology in Brisbane QLD. She then worked on the shores of Townsville before returning home to the Northern Rivers.  She has a keen interest in neuro- Optometry and ocular diseases. She is a vastly experienced Optometrist and is currently in the final stages of her clinical studies to becoming therapeutically qualified. This will expand her scope of practicing to include treating eye infections, foreign body removal, glaucoma and allergies.

Dr Eloise English
(Behavioural Optometrist, Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber)

M. Optom (Distinction)

B. Visual Science

Eloise joined Lamas + Brown Optometrists in early 2017. Having a key interest in general optometry with a major focus in paediatric skills she has been a key inclusion to our practices. When finishing school Eloise decided to pursue a career in healthcare.  She receives great satisfaction by providing patients with clear vision and treating ocular health issues. She was also intrigued to discover how much the eye can tell you about an individual’s general health.


Vision Therapists

  • Katherine Lamas (Primary school teacher)
    • ​B.Ed (Early childhood)
    • ACBO Vision therapist


  • Rhonda Harvey (Optical Dispenser)
    • ​ACBO Vision therapist)


  • Liz Denley (Occupational Therapist)
    • ​B.Occ. Therapy

Having a wonderful trio of teaching, occupational therapy and optical backgrounds, Katherine, Rhonda and Liz make a wonderful combination of therapists for our vision therapy programs. The success with their therapy has only made this program stronger and stronger each month. Offering skills that are not readily available anywhere else in the area they are often booked months in advance.


Optical Dispensers

  • Jenny Harvey(Lismore Store manager/Optical Dispenser)
  • Clayton Jones (Casino Store manager/Optical Dispenser)
  • Annette Jones, Maree Lynn,  Anton Meyers, Rhonda Harvey, Amelia Small (Optical Dispensers)
  • Trina Furchtman, Megan Silva (Optical receptionists)

Having completed their tertiary level qualifications, the Optical dispensers at Lamas and Brown Optometrists have the  expertise  and experience, to ensure that you will receive the best lenses and frames for your needs. Also having a high level of training in Optical fashion, they will make certain you will look your best. They regularly attend the trade fairs of the  spectacle fashion houses and keep up to date with their education by frequently attending courses.  

Their attention to detail and sophistication guarantees that patients will receive the utmost care and quality advice.