Greg Sly is the founding principal and full-time optometrist of Greg Sly Bellarine Eyecare. He graduated from Melbourne University in 1980 and has worked as an optometrist since then. Before settling in Ocean Grove, Greg ran a small practice in Maryborough in the early 1980s and then went on to work in London and other locations in England. He moved to Ocean Grove in 1987 where he opened his optometry practice and has been treating residents of the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong region ever since.
Greg is passionate about helping each of his patients achieve their best visual outcome. He completed a post-graduate Diploma in Ocular Therapeutics at Melbourne University in 2010, making him therapeutically qualified. This means he can treat most eye diseases and he can write prescriptions for medication needed to treat a range of eye diseases. He has had over thirty five years experience as an optometrist including fitting specialty contact lenses.
Greg is passionate about eye health, and specialises in treating people of all ages. Greg has also spent some time volunteering in Nepal where he travelled to very remote areas doing eye testing and distributing donated spectacles from home.
When he’s not at work, Greg loves travelling, cycling, walking, gardening and cooking. He’ll often try to fit in a game of golf and enjoys spending time with his family.
Matt joined Greg as his business partner in July 2019. He has worked in the Optical industry for 30 years and is a qualified Optical Dispenser, having managed numerous optical sites across Victoria. He has worked in both independent and corporate settings and brings a wealth of experience with regards to frame fittings and lens designs.
In his spare time he enjoys playing Cricket, going to the football and hanging around, annoying his 3 teenage kids!
Maria joined the team in 2018 and graduated with a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry from Deakin University. She has a passion for eyes and eyewear and is dedicated to managing dry eye and associated conditions. She is enthusiastic, compassionate and loves to provide great eyecare to her patients, ensuring they walk away more educated about their eyes and vision.
In her spare time she loves watching movies, playing video games and observing wildlife.
Jo joined the team of Greg Sly Bellarine Eyecare over twenty years ago, and strives for excellence in every aspect of our business. Jo’s passion is to ensure all our patients receive the best care, advice and solution to any problem they may face. Her fashion sense, impeccable taste, and excellent eye for detail make her a very valued Frame Advisor. If we don’t have the frame you are looking for on our shelf, Jo will go out of her way to find it for you.
When she’s not at work, Jo loves spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening and salsa dancing.
Kate has worked in the optical industry for many years and has been a valued member of the team at Greg Sly Bellarine Eyecare since 2000. Kate is diligent and hardworking, always friendly and makes choosing frames easy with her relaxed and reassuring style.
When she’s not at work, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, outdoor activities, travel, cooking and baking. Kate is also an active member of her children’s school community.
Robyn joined our team in 2018. She works up to three days a week as part of the reception and dispensing team. Robyn moved to Ocean Grove for a sea change and loves what the town has to offer! She loves helping our patients choose a new look in eyewear and makes this a fun experience. We are delighted to have Robyn as part of our team. Come in and say hi!