Jill Shepherd graduated from University of Melbourne in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Optometry and has practiced in Tasmania ever since. Jill worked in Launceston until 1982 and from 1985 Jill had her own practice in Launceston until 1994.
Jill also specialised in children’s vision for many years and then worked part time in Launceston while raising a young family. She joined the Eyelines optometry team in January 2000, based between Prospect and Launceston. In 2003 she relocated to the north-west coast from the Tamar Valley, and has been based in the Burnie practice ever since.
Jill attended the International Low Vision Conference in London and Vision 2005. Jill’s area of particular interest is children’s vision, especially reading difficulties. A would-be kayaker and bushwalker, amateur musician, and avid reader, her principal optometric interests are in Low Vision and reading disabilities. Jill usually works in our Burnie store.