Martin Robinson began his career wanting to follow the old adage “prevention is better than the cure”.
As such he divided his time between testing children in north Queensland and working with Dr Gary Brian, an ophthalmologist with the Fred Hollows Foundation, providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland. This enabled Martin to see first-hand how devastating life could be with a major loss of vision and underlined the necessity of regular, thorough eye examinations in the maintenance of healthy eyes and healthy sight.
Martin moved onto owning practices in central Queensland covering an area several times the size of Tasmania. In 2006 Martin sold these practices and he and his family moved to Hobart looking for a change in lifestyle. Martin says ‘it was the best move we ever made’. He is happily married to Natalie and a father to two teenage boys.
Originally situated in the Elizabeth Hope Priceline Pharmacy, Martin’s Eyecare has been operating at the current site since 2009 and remains one of only two completely independent practices in Southern Tasmania. Located in the heart of the Glenorchy shopping precinct, Martin’s Eyecare optometry practice can be found in the Shiploads Building on Main Road with plenty of free parking nearby.
After graduating with a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Melbourne in 2021, Adam Barresi moved to the Victorian rural city of Mildura, where he practiced full-scope optometry, working closely with visiting ophthalmologists to service a large rural and regional area. Developing as an early career optometrist under devoted mentors, he moved to Hobart in 2023. Adam is passionate about providing full-scope primary eye care, and has experience with the fitting of complex contact lenses and orthokeratology, paediatric optometry, and management or co-management of acute and chronic pathology.
Adam cares about educating his patients about their eye health and believes in providing personal optometric service. This passion for the community has enabled Adam to work in numerous regional Victorian primary schools, and has also taken Adam to Nepal, volunteering through Rotary to provide primary eye care in impoverished communities.
Outside of optometry, you may find Adam rowing on the Derwent River or umpiring Australian rules community football, where he has previously umpired in Melbourne, Darwin and Mildura. Alternatively, he may be busy playing board games, one of his other passions in life.