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Introducing the Optometrist Team

Caring for the health and wellbeing of your eyes

The team at Vedelago Optometrists has the experience and know-how to tailor an eye wear solution to meet your specific vision and lifestyle needs.  Whether it is glasses, vision therapy, contact lenses or prescription sunglasses that you may require for your home, work or sporting activities, the team at Vedelago Optometrists can help you make the most from your vision, and to see the world in the best possible way.

Lesley Vedelago, Optometrist

Dip App Sc Optom, FACBO, FCOVD, FVCO, Grad Cert Ocular Therapeutics

  • Graduated in 1976 in Optometry from Queensland Institute of Technology (link to http://www.hlth.qut.edu.au/opt/) (QIT)
  • Fellowship at the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (link to http://www.acbo.org.au/)  (ACBO) and the College of Vision Development (link to http://www.covd.org/)(COVD) in USA\
  • Masters of Optometry lecturer in Behavioural Optometry at the University of New South Wales and lecturers annually on acquired brain injury, multi-impaired and low vision. 
  • Member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association International (link to http://www.nora.cc/)
  • Lesley is qualified to prescribe ophthalmic medications for the treatment of certain eye conditions having recently completed a Graduate Certificate degree in Ocular Therapeutic from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • In 1998 Lesley was awarded the Hamblyn Brier award for Clinical Excellence. 
  • Lesley is also an accredited optometrist trained in the co-management of refractive laser surgery.

Sheila Tsang, Optometrist

B App Sc Optom (Hons), FACBO, Grad Cert Ocular Therapeutics

  • Sheila graduated in 1993 from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with First Class Honours.
  • She completed a post graduate Masters of Optometry course in Behavioural Optometry from the University of New South Wales in 1996. 
  • In 2001 Sheila was awarded her Fellowship to the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO).
  • Sheila served as a member on the ACBO fellowship examination board for a few years.  
  • Sheila completed a Graduate Certificate degree in Ocular Therapeutics from QUT and is qualified to prescribe ophthalmic drugs for the treatment of certain eye conditions. 
  • She is an accredited optometrist, trained in co-management of refractive laser surgery.
  • Sheila is also a Credentialed Optometrist, approved by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Optometry Australia to conduct eye examinations for the purposes of pilot licensing. 

Patsy Urbaniak

Patsy first came to work at Vedelago Optometrist in 2000 as a part time receptionist/optical assistant. At the end of 2004 she took a sabbatical to spend some time raising her children and we welcomed her back to our practice as a highly experienced Optical Dispenser & our new Practice Manager in 2012.

She is a qualified optical dispenser with outstanding customer service skills and a distinct interest in optical fashion. With over 10 years experience in the optical industry, Patsy has completed a number of optical-related management & dispensing courses giving her extensive knowledge in optics. Patsy uses her wealth of knowledge to determine what each client needs to optimize their vision and to suit their lifestyle.

Patsy’s work & experistise is greatly appreciated by many of our clients with many asking for her by name

Kristen Plumpton


Heather Sottile

So happy to be the fourth member of this team. I assist with a myrid of 'behind the scenes' tasks, freeing up Patsy and Kristen to concentrate on your optical questions and eyecare needs. Come in and say 'Hello'!