Tim Fowler joined the practice, then known as Stewart & Sharpe, in 1979. At the time it was situated in Charles St behind Stewarts the jewellers. In 1984 the optometry practice moved to its present location in York St, Launceston. Tim and his family are originally from Victoria. He graduated in 1976 from the University of Melbourne. After a two year stint in the Riverland district of South Australia, he moved to Tasmania.
Tim enjoys his work and is constantly seeking new challenges. He is committed to improving optometry standards through continuing education and is a registered prescriber of ocular therapeutics. His interests outside work include crosswords, Phantom, wine, gardening, film society, travel & his grandchildren.
Jennifer Blackwell started with Sharpe and Fowler in 1987, and she has been Practice Manager for the last 24 years. She was awarded a Diploma in Optical Dispensing from the Dispensing Opticians Guild of Australia in 1993. As well as running the practice in Launceston, she is central to the sourcing of the fine designer eyewear we are famous for.
Outside of the optometry practice, her priorities lie with family - her husband Peter, sons Cameron and Jared, and of course Oscar and Lily, her Siamese cats. She counts art, literature, gardening and travel among her interests.
Jennifer is now a very proud grandmother, & loves spending time with her beautiful grandaughters Rosie and Ruby.
Beth Trevor joined the practice as an optometrist in early 2012 when she returned to her hometown of Launceston. She completed her studies in Brisbane at the Queensland University of Technology. Upon graduation Beth worked in and around Adelaide. During 2011 and 2012 she completed her Graduate Certificate in ocular theraputics to further her scope of practice. Beth has also completed a postgraduate unit intensely focused on paediatric optometry.
Beth is dedicated to her work as an optometrist and enjoys all aspects of her career - especially the continuing professional education, children's vision, myopia control and good rapport building with clients. Outside of work her interests include spending time with family and friends, films, swimming, fashion and walking her dogs Ralph and Frank.
Sarah joined Sharpe and Fowler in 2013. She loves helping our clients choose the perfect frame and has a great eye for fashion and style. Sarah also manages the social media pages for Sharpe and Fowler. She is an animal lover and has a particular soft spot for dogs, especially her cute German Shorthaired Pointer Freida (AKA Freids!).
Megan joined the Sharpe and Fowler team in early 2016. Megan is enjoying all aspects of her job and especially likes keeping up with the latest fashions in eyewear. She is our brand ambassador for the edgy new eyewear from Celine. Outside of work Megan loves spending time with her family, friends and her chubby tabby cat Henry and Mini Schnauzer Archie.
Michelle is the newest member of the Sharpe and Fowler family, she joined us in mid 2018. Michelle has worked in the optical industry for many years and is enjoying working with us after a recent break from the eyecare field.