Contact: 07 5676 6491     Shop 6/10 Santa Barbara Rd, Hope Island, QLD 4212

About Hope Island Optical

Hope Island Optical is an independent optometry practice in the heart of beautiful Hope Island on the Gold Coast. Our priority is to offer you the best vision possible. Our desire is to capture the look that best represents your style, personality and lifestyle. Our expert optometrists care about your vision and overall health, and are dedicated to providing an exceptional eyewear selection, service and experience tailored to the individual.

In order to provide the best optical services possible, our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic technology. Our optometrists use only the latest developments in eye care, prescription eyewear and contact lenses for the ultimate vision, advice and fit.

We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about our practice and range, and to become a part of our Hope Island Optical family by scheduling an appointment for an eye exam.

Let’s look beyond current expectations to achieve your vision for the future.


Annelisa Armitstead



Meet Annelisa Armitstead, our resident optometrist, who’s been practicing for more than 8 years. Annelisa takes pride in listening to you and providing a service that could very well change your life. She understands that an eye examination can, at times, be a daunting experience—endeavouring to make it as relaxed as possible.

Annelisa always offers her honest and professional advice when it comes to your optical health—be it your need for glasses, an update to your existing prescription, or further treatment for an eye problem. Outside of the practice, she loves running, swimming, paddling, tennis, going to the movies and socialising.


Alice Forsyth


On graduating from the University of NSW in 1985, Alice has worked in rural and suburban optometry, moving with her family to the Gold Coast in 1995. When her own son had difficulty learning to read, she began to build a knowledge base in visual development and behavioural optometry. Alice has a keen interest in paediatric optometry, myopia (short-sightedness) development and acquired brain injury. She enjoys communicating the complexities of the visual system for others to understand—how we use our vision to move and learn.

Outside of optometry, Alice enjoys spending time with her family, growing veggies and preserving them and music.



Bachelor of Optometry, UNSW 1985
Diagnostic Ophthalmic Drugs Certificate 1986
Master of Optometry: Behavioural Optometry Unit 1999
Current study: Fellowship in Behavioural Optometry

Professional Associations

Member Optometry Australia
Member Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry
Member Orthokeratology Society of Oceania