About Us

Focus Optometrists was established in 1990 and bought by our optometrist Simon Hurwood in 1999. The practice provides high quality eye care for people of all ages and has the finest available equipment to provide the greatest level of eye care possible.

We also pride ourselves on the quality of our spectacles.  Your most precious sense deserves optimal quality.  Not only do you need to see well with your spectacles, but you also need to feel good wearing them.  At Focus Optometrists our goal is to ensure they enhance your life.


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Optometrist - Simon Hurwood

Our optometrist and practice owner is Simon Hurwood. He has been an optometrist for over 20 years and has also completed an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics which allows him to treat various conditions including eye infections, allergies and glaucoma.

Simon graduated in 1992 from the QUT School of Optometry and spent over two years in Port Hedland, a mining town in the far north-west of Australia. He returned to Brisbane at the start of 1996 and worked as a clinician at the QUT Optometry Clinic as well as doing locum work for various optometrists around the state.

He has a special interest in contact lenses and eye disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts and is also very experienced at testing children and adolescents.

When not at work Simon spends a lot of time watching and coaching his children’s sport including rugby, cricket and tennis. He also enjoys watching his daughter at ballet and gymnastics.


Professional History

1992 Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) QUT 1992 - Present Clinical Optometrist in Private Practice
1993 Ocular Therapy – Pennsylvania College of Optometry 1997 - 2008 Optometrists' Association Qld & NT Board Member
2000 MBA Professional QUT 2004 - 2005 Optometrists' Association Qld & NT Division Vice President
2005 Graduate Certificate (Ocular Therapeutics) QUT 2005 - 2006 Optometrists' Association Qld & NT Division President
    2006 - 2010 Optometrists' Association Board Member – National Division


2007 - 2010

Optometrists' Association National Division Treasurer

Memberships & Associations

Awards & Honors

  • Optometrists Association of Australia
  • ProVision Australia
  • Contact Lens Society of Australia
  • The Honourable Bill Hayden AC, Queensland Optometrist of the Year
  • Presented by Optometrists Association of Australia (QLD Division) for Distinguished Service to the Profession and Association


Support Staff

Sandra Williams - is an optical assistant with more than 20 years’ experience who has worked with Simon for more than ten years. She is an expert at selecting frames and will help choose the styles that best suit your face and your needs.

Louise Kowalski - is an optical assistant who works Thursday nights and Saturday mornings and is also studying Optometry at QUT.