Natalie Ainscough – Glen Osmond

At Kingswood Eye Centre, Natalie forms part of the paediatric ophthalmology team, lead by Dr Swati Sinkar. She assesses patients and assists in the management of reduced vision and amblyopia (lazy vision).

Natalie Ainscough is a British-trained orthoptist who qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2008, she also obtained a Masters in Vision Science and Strabismus from the University of Sheffield in 2013. In the past, Natalie has represented South Australia as the state representative for Orthoptics Australia and continues to be involved with growing the orthoptic profession in South Australia.

She has been working in both the public and private sector since arriving in Adelaide in 2013, and greatly enjoys working with patients and their families to gain the best visual outcome for their child.

When working at Kingswood Eye Centre, Natalie focuses on the following areas of orthoptics:

  • Children’s vision testing and eye movement assessments. She sees all ages and abilities and has a range of tools that allow her to check your child’s eyes and vision, no matter what they can say or see.
  • Helping Children With Autism – An extended appointment designed to assist in the assessment, diagnosis and creation of a treatment and management plan for children with Autism under the age of 13 – this does not apply to standard appointments alongside Dr Sinkar. A referral specifically requesting input as part of this program is required from the child’s consultant paediatrician or psychiatrist to access these appointments.

Loucia Calder – Glen Osmond

BAppSc (Optom), GradCertOcTher.

Loucia is an optometrist who has been practising optometry since graduating from Queensland University of Technology in 2002. Over the years she has worked in variety of different scopes of practice including primary eyecare, low vision, contact lenses, neuro-ophthalmic & prismatic work, dry eye management, therapeutic care, and pre & post surgical care.

Loucia is passionate about providing excellent patient outcomes through a multi-discplinary collaborative approach to patient care with fellow health practitioneers including GP’s, Pharmacists, Ophthalmology, Allied Health, etc, with a patient centred approach.

Loucia has worked in both primary health care settings in optometry, the disability sector when she worked for the Royal Society for the Blind, as well as in Professional Services over the years, and is involved in a range of optometry committees. Loucia is passionate about constantly growing and evolving her scope of practice and skills in order to optimise patient care, that in 2004 she underwent a Graduate Diploma in Business with University of Adelaide and in 2013 she completed her Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics through the University of NSW.

Social Interests

In her spare time, Loucia enjoys spending quality time with family & friends, cooking & baking, gardening, craft & arts, and as a “foodie” she enjoys going out for nice meal with family & friends, as well as spending time with her three children.

Memberships

Member of the Optometry Assosication (Vic/SA Division)

Member of the Optometry State Advisory Board for Vic/SA Division.

Locations

Consulting at Kingswood Eye Centre (and a variety of private practices).

Nahal Saboohian – Glen Osmond

MedSci(VisSc)/MOpt, MClinOptom

Nahal has recently joined the Kingswood Eye Centre team as a clinical optometrist. Nahal graduated from Flinders University in 2017 and has been working in primary optometric practice since. Upon completing her Masters in Clinical Optometry through the University of Melbourne, she developed a keen interest in glaucoma, specifically in the area of co-management with ophthalmology. She is dedicated to delivering patient-centered, evidence-based eye care.

Social interests

Nahal enjoys spending time with her family, playing the violin, and learning new languages.

Anne Lentakis – Glen Osmond

Anne was endorsed as an authorised Nurse Practitioner in 2006. A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who has completed university study at a Masters Degree level with extensive clinical training to expand upon the traditional role of a Registered Nurse. A Nurse Practitioner is able to prescribe medications and hold a provider number to access rebates through Medicare.

Anne Lentakis joined Kingswood Eye Centre in September 2015. Anne developed an interest in ophthalmic conditions through her Nurse Practitioner role in the Emergency Department of the Lyell McEwin Hospital. Other experience includes emergency nursing at Flinders Medical Centre and general nursing in country Victoria. In her current role, Anne works in collaboration with the Ophthalmologists offering clinics for patients pre and post cataract surgery, monitoring for stable retinal conditions, blepharitis, ocular surface disease and urgent review for acute conditions.

Anne enjoys travelling with her work, assisting with clinics at Hills Eye Centre in Mt Barker and rural clinics in Minlaton and Ceduna.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing, Flinders University, completed 1996
  • Graduate Certificate of Emergency Nursing, Flinders University, completed 2002
  • Masters of Nursing, Flinders University, completed 2005
  • Principles of Ophthalmic Nursing, QUT, completed 2015

Social Interests

Anne enjoys water-skiing, snorkeling/scuba diving, kayaking and swimming. She has an appreciation of South Australia’s fine food and wine and enjoys gardening.

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