Optometrist and Staff

W. Kyle Ward B App Sc Optom (Hons)


Kyle completed his four year optometry degree, with 1st Class Honours, at the end of 1990 at the Queensland University of Technology in George Street Brisbane. Kyle commenced working in private practice in Southport in late 1990, moving to Tweed Heads South in 1992 to continue his career, before opening and practicing at the current practice, Kyle Ward Optometrist, in 1996, where he still currently practices. Kyle keenly enjoys many aspects of optometry, with particular interest in ocular disease, contact lenses and low vision.

Roy Green

Optical Dispenser

Roy is a certified optical dispenser, and partner of Kyle Ward Optometrist, having worked continuously in the optical industry for the past 50+ years. Roy commenced practicing in Africa, emigrating to Sydney in the early 1970's, before ultimately moving to Tweed Heads in 1974 where he has continued to undertake his profession. Roy is involved in spectacle dispensing, frame and sunglass selection, spectacle lens fitting and spectacle repairs. With almost 40 consecutive years in optics in Australia, Roy is able to match your optical needs with the best optical technology has to afford.

Nathan Groenewege

Optical Technician

Nathan, a partner in the practice, is a qualified optical technician. He brought his talents to Kyle Ward Optometrist shortly after the practice's opening in the mid 1990's. Prior to this Nathan worked in the optical industry at another optical practice on the Gold Coast. Nathan is involved in many aspects of the daily running of the practice including spectacle dispensing, frame selection, lens fitting, frame purchasing and spectacle frame repairs. Nathan will match your lifestyle and visual needs with the appropriate lenses and frames. Nathan's knowledge of lens types is unsurpassed, and is always up to date, ensuring that our patients benefit from, and receive the latest in lens technology.

Lara Saunders

Optical Receptionist/Assistant

Lara joined the team at Kyle Ward Optometrist in early 2005. Lara has grown up in the local area and brings with her 20 years experience in customer service, along with a background in administration and management. Lara is usually your first contact when visiting our practice and she is responsible for patient care and service, all front reception tasks, as well as assisting Kyle with some of the optometric tasks he employs.