Kylie graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Optometry in 1996. She completed a post graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2005. Ocular Therapeutics is a qualification that enables optometrists to write prescriptions for topical eye medications like antibiotics, steroids, and anti-allergy.
Since 2005 Kylie has had her own diabetic eye screening clinic at Manukau Superclinic, which is a branch of Middlemore Hospital. Kylie also has worked as a clinical supervisor at the Optometry Clinic of the University of Auckland. She is a member of New Zealand Association of Optometrists and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society. Kylie is a council member on the Optometrist and Dispensing Optician Board.
Kylie enjoys travel and has spent months exploring Europe and parts of Africa and Asia since graduating. She has even combined travel and optometry by volunteering on eye trips to Pakistan, Fiji, Tonga and Bougainville.
Isla obtained her Bachelor of Optometry from Auckland University in 2000. Post graduate training was completed in 2005 for her Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics enabling her to prescribe medications for common eye conditions.
Isla has served as treasurer for the New Zealand College of Optometrists. She is a member of New Zealand Association of Optometrists and the Cornea and Contact Lens Society.
Outside of work Isla enjoys spending time with her husband and young son.