Located in Narrabri, NSW. Tim Duffy Optometrist Vision Splendid started out in 1985 with Tim Duffy as an independent owner and operator in the Gunnedah area. He has been providing quality eyecare in the Gunnedah and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We are a local, independent eyecare professional and our mission is to offer quality eyecare and services to all of our patients.
Debbie studied Optometry at the Queensland University of Technology, graduating with honours in 1991. In the 25 years since her graduation, she has devoted her professional life to serving the Narrabri community as an optometrist.
Debbie has enjoyed the broad scope of rural practice and the unique challenges that it brings. More recently she studied Ocular Therapeutics and is now qualified to prescribe medications to treat eye infections and inflammation, to remove foreign bodies from the eye, and to co-manage glaucoma patients with ophthalmologists. Debbie gains personal satisfaction in meeting with and finding solutions for her patients. She has found the addition of therapeutics, in conjunction with ongoing professional education, to be excellent for enhancing the level of care that she offers.
Debbie has lived in the Narrabri community for most of her life, being born and raised here and returning after her university studies. She has also spent time as a volunteer on the “Island Mercy” medical ship, providing eye care to isolated villages in Vanuatu. She loves being part of the local community and being able to raise her family here.
Sebastian completed a postgraduate professional doctorate in Optometry from the University of Melbourne in 2015. For his undergraduate study, Sebastian completed a bachelor of science from the University of Queensland in 2011, majoring in Biomedical Science, specialising in physiology.
Sebastian is therapeutically endorsed and is able to prescribe medications to treat ocular conditions. He is able to treat acute eye infections and inflammation, including removal of metallic foreign bodies from the eye.
He also works closely with Ophthalmologists in the region to co-manage glaucoma.
Sebastian conducts comprehensive children’s vision and ocular health assessments. He also conducts perception testing and implements behavioural optometry programs according to ACBO recommendations (Australian College of Behavioural Optometry).
Sebastian is qualified to fit and prescribe soft and hard contact lenses. He also has a keen interest in managing anterior eye conditions including dry eye.