Originally from Ireland, Paula has now settled in Melbourne with her Australian partner. Although studying Literature and Theatre at university Paula has found a love and passion for working within the field of health and ophthalmic care. She gained most of her experience in a large eye clinic in Bathurst, NSW and continued work in Victoria.
Previously Paula has worked in both an administration and clinical capacity and loves nothing more than making a patient feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.
In her life away from work Paula loves to travel, enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking, biking and walking her dog, Rory!
Julia completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Orthoptics Degree at La Trobe University in 2016. In her final year of study, Julia undertook clinical placements at private practices and public hospitals where she acquired valuable experience and knowledge in many areas of eye care.
Her responsibilities include: general, retinal, Oculoplastics, intraocular lens calculation for cataract surgery, assisting in Intravitreal injections and performing IPL treatment on patients with dry eyes.
Julia is part of a family of six and takes care of three energetic younger brothers. On her days off, Julia enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, always seeking to have adventurous outings. She also speaks Vietnamese.
Shynade joined the team in late 2016. She has worked for 7 years in eye-care including being the inaugural practice manager at MCES. She has become passionately involved in eye care, working as an “all-rounder”, including, assisting with eye procedures and injections, managing surgical bookings, clinical testing and administrative work.
Shynade is outgoing, making her easily approachable. She will aim to ensure you have a pleasurable and positive experience when visiting MCES.
After 5 years in Tasmania, Shynade and long term partner moved to Melbourne to allow him to pursue a career in finance. She is the youngest of three children, owns a cat, Addie, and is a keen runner.