Gavin Swartz Gavin Swartz
Phone: 9387 4669

B.Optom; B.VisSci; PGDipAdvClinOptom; PGCertOcTher

Born and bred in Perth, Gavin completed a Bachelor of Vision Science at UWA before relocating to Melbourne to complete his Bachelor of Optometry Degree. Following this he completed Postgraduate qualifications in Advanced Clinical Optometry and Ocular Therapeutics allowing him to treat various eye conditions with topical medicines. He has developed an aptitude in complex contact lens fitting for various corneal conditions including keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-corneal graft and other irregular corneas. He is also highly experienced in Orthokeratology (orthok) and Myopia Control, and is currently the only West Australian to hold a Fellowship with the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.

Gavin is a lecturer and part of the academic team at the University of Western Australia delivering the Doctor of Optometry program. He is also currently completing his PhD, where he is exploring the impacts of higher-order aberrations in corneal diseases like keratoconus.

Gavin loves solving people's vision related problems and making a difference in their lives. Gavin Consults between our Floreat and Fremantle practices.


Jenny Cooke Jenny Cooke
Phone: 9387 4669

B.Sc Optom; PGDipAdvClinOptom; PGCertOcTher

Jenny has over 20 years’ experience as a clinical optometrist. Her career began at the Australian College of Optometry in Melbourne, where her work included clinical teaching, providing care to those from diverse cultural backgrounds and working in multidisciplinary care settings. She completed the post graduate certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2001.

Since moving to Perth in 2010, Jenny has enjoyed working with the team at Abernethy Owens. She provides thorough consultations with a focus on listening to and caring for each patient as an individual. Jenny strives for excellent solutions for her patients while helping them to understand their vision and eye health.

Jenny consults at our Floreat practice.

Alvin Chong Alvin Chong
Phone: 9387 4669

B. Optom; Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

Alvin was born and raised in Perth. He later moved to Melbourne to complete his Bachelor of Optometry, with placements in Melbourne, regional Victoria and Waterloo, Canada. Upon returning to Perth, he commenced his career with Abernethy Owens Optometrists in 2011. He enjoys providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, including children. He has experience in many types of contact lens fitting including orthokeratology. As a therapeutically endorsed Optometrist, Alvin is able to prescribe medicated eye drops to treat certain eye conditions.

Outside Optometry, Alvin is a keen musician, playing piano and arranging music in his spare time. Alvin consults from our Rockingham and Floreat practices.

Rebecca Duff Rebecca Duff
Phone: 08 9387 4669

B.VisSc; MOptom; Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

For Rebecca, the best thing about being an optometrist is the ability to meet new people each and every day and to make tangible differences in those people's lives. Rebecca loves that optometry allows her to combine her love of science, problem solving and helping people into a 9-5.

Rebecca grew up in Brisbane and studied at Queensland University of Technology. After graduating as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist, Rebecca soon began her career in Perth. Rebecca enjoys all aspects of optometry and always ensures her genuine interest in her patients' lives allows her to cater to their specific visual needs and wants. Rebecca has a keen interest in the diagnosis and management of many eye conditions and provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages. Rebecca enjoys taking the time to break down some of the optometry jargon so that her patients have a much greater understanding of their own eye health.

When Rebecca isn't practicing optometry, you'll find her spending time at the beach with a good book, her husband and their labradoodle - Obi. Rebecca consults at our Floreat and Woodvale practices.