Joanne joined the Hilliar & Gray Optometrists team in 2022. She completed her Optometry degree in 2012, which included courses in Diagnostics and Paediatrics. During her time at university, Joanne was also lucky enough to be one of a handful of students that got to spend a semester in Sweden, as part of an university exchange. Joanne started working in Durban in January 2013, and moved up to Pietermaritzburg in 2017, where she has been practising ever since. Joanne has known that she wanted to be an Optometrist since the age of 14, and is incredibly passionate about her work.