Meet our team
Warmly welcoming you to our friendly specialist eye care practice
Heatherhill Eye Centre is home to an ophthalmology team that considers courtesy imperative, as well as first-class clinical care. Eye specialists, orthoptists and support staff share one goal – to help you towards the best treatment outcomes while enjoying the best patient experience along the way.
Established for over 20 years, we enjoy a well-earned reputation and strong relationships with referring partners and our loyal patient base. If you’re looking for exceptional specialist eye care where compassion is not an optional extra, we’d be delighted to welcome you to our friendly practice. You’ll find us conveniently located in two locations on the Mornington Peninsula.
Dr Baig is a Melbourne Ophthalmologist with over 20 years’ clinical and surgical experience. He has particular interest in cataract surgery, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, conditions of the retina and paediatric eye care. What he finds most rewarding about his work is bringing comfort, improved vision and a better quality of life to his patients.
Dr Baig is an Honorary Consultant at Monash Medical Centre working at Heatherhill Eye Centre privately and publicly at Frankston Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology training in India and pursued specialist advanced training in the UK at Birmingham & Midland Eye Hospital and University Hospital Nottingham. He is involved in clinical meetings and teaching as an Honorary consultant at Monash Medical Centre.
Dr Baig regularly presents Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training and information sessions for GPs and optometrists across Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. He attends Australian ophthalmology conferences and select international events.
When Dr Baig is away from the practice, you’ll find him playing and listening to music or enjoying a game of golf.
Dr Rebecca Haward is an Ophthalmologist who undertook her specialist training in Melbourne at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. She completed her medical degree at Monash University, graduating with honours. Dr Haward also undertook further specialty training in Medical Retina and Uveitis in the UK at Bristol Eye Hospital.
Dr Haward holds a position at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital in their Acute and Surgical Ophthalmology Clinics and the Eye Emergency Department. She is actively involved in education and training, and the supervision of trainee Ophthalmologists. She continues to work in her subspecialty areas with particular interest in the care of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vein occlusions. She is proficient in managing a wide range of general ophthalmic conditions and in performing cataract surgery.
Collaboration with all of her patients’ healthcare practitioners is important to Dr Haward, ensuring they are looked after using a team approach.
Dr Haward is also fluent in Greek.