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Our History

A look back on our amazing journey and memorable moments from small beginnings till to today.
We appreciate all our clients, community, partners, friends and family who have supported us through the years.

2001

Lucy at one of her first jobs in 2001Lucy at one of her first jobs. 

2001

The Beginnings, 2002

Lucy painting her first practice in 2002Lucy painting her first practice in 2002.

Putting on the finishing touches

Putting on the finishing touches.

Grace & Vision Optometrist first shop front

Grace & Vision Optometrist’s first shop front at Runcorn.

G&V Finally Opened

Grace & Vision finally opened!

The Beginnings, 2002

2003

Tanya working hard

One of our first staff, Tanya, hard at work. 

2003

Underwood Practice, 2005

Moving to a new location at Underwood

As the business grew, we needed a larger practice! Moving to a new location at Underwood starts.

Newly finished Underwood practice ready for business.

Jasmine & Lucy working at Underwood

Lucy and Jasmine at the Underwood store.

Underwood Practice, 2005

2011

Lucy exhausted studying and designing the new practice with a 2 year old

Lucy exhausted after a week of studying, designing the new practice (our current location!), and dealing with a 2 year old.

2011

Back To Runcorn, 2011

Remodelling Residential house to a practice

Remodelling this residential home into the practice we all know and love.

Can you spot the 2 year old?

Friends and family all putting their hands together to help out.

Friends and family all putting their hands together to help out.

Remodelling the optometrist consultation room. Can you recognise the room?

Back To Runcorn, 2011

Moving Day, 2011

Moving day from Underwood back to new Runcorn location

Moving day from Underwood to the new (current!) Runcorn location.

Lucy's dad doing some heavy lifting

Lucy’s dad doing some heavy lifting.

Jasmine unpacking into G&V's forever home

Jasmine unpacking into Grace & Vision Optometry’s forever home.

Moving Day, 2011

2015

Lucy hand picking stock for the store

Lucy hand picking stock at the store.

2015

2017

Team dinner to farewell Jasmine who was part of the G&V family for many years. Team dinner to farewell Jasmine who was part of the G&V family for many years.

Stephanie hand-picking frames to top up our display stock. 

2017

2018

The staff peeping in our first professional photoshoot for the launch of our website.

The staff peeping in our first professional photoshoot for the launch of our website.

Don't Lucy and Tina make great models?!?!

Don’t Lucy and Tina make great models??

Official launch of our website.

Official Launch of our website.

Christmas Dinner

All dressed up at our Christmas dinner to celebrate another great year.

2018

2019

Our extended Grace & Vision family enjoying a BBQ together.

Our extended Grace & Vision family enjoying a BBQ together.

Celebrating Tina's Birthday

Celebrating Tina’s Birthday!Werk Perks - Maui Jim Training on the Brisbane River

Werk Perks – Maui Jim Training on the Brisbane River.

Christmas Goodies!

Christmas goodies!

2019

2020

Sharing a lovely Christmas dinner.

Sharing a lovely Christmas dinner together. 

26. Farewell to Kat as she embarks on her journey as a fully fledged optometrist 2020

Farewell to Kat as she embarks on her journey as a fully fledged optometrist 2020.

2020

Tina's Wedding, 2021

Photo booth shenanigan at Tina's wedding #2 Photo booth shenanigan at Tina's wedding #3 Photo booth shenanigan at Tina's wedding #1

Photo booth shenanigans at Tina’s wedding.

Tina's Wedding, 2021

2021

G&V Staff working hard #1 G&V Staff working hard #3 G&V Staff working hard #2

G&V staff action shots! Everyone working hard. 

Christmas celebrations with a fun Christmas Dinner with the whole team.

Our current team at our annual Christmas party!

2021

2022

Dessert break after a long Saturday shift

Dessert break after a long Saturday shift.

You may have noticed an extra (XXXS) staff member hanging around Steph in the office recently

You may have noticed an extra (XXXS) staff member hanging around Steph in the office recently.

Team photo – Surviving the COVID pandemic. 

2022

Looking forward to the future with more to come...