Gavin Swartz Gavin Swartz
Phone: 9335 5866

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. Gavin loves solving peoples vision related problems and making a positive difference in their lives.

As an Honorary Teaching Fellow of the University of Auckland Gavin provides mentor and teaching services to Bachelor of Optometry students on their practical placements in their final year of study. Gavin Consults between our Floreat and Fremantle practices.


Alex Coleman Alex Coleman
Phone: 9335 5866


After growing up in the southern suburbs of Perth, Alex moved to Adelaide to pursue a career in optometry at Flinders University. After 5 years, Alex earned a Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science) and a Master of Optometry, including a therapeutic qualification, and decided to move back home to start his career.

Before finishing his studies, Alex was a swimming teacher and competitive swimming coach, where his interest in working with children was founded, and he was excited that it translated well into the scope of optometry. Through his studies, Alex enjoyed learning all that optometry has to offer, from being a part of a research team looking into myopia control, to clinical placements in Perth and Queensland. The combination of problem solving, health and interactions with patients to best suit their requirements is what Alex enjoys most about the role as an optometrist.

When Alex isn’t in the consulting room, he can be found swimming at the beach, grabbing a coffee from the local coffee shop, or playing a social game of golf with his mates. Alex Consults at our Fremantle and Kardinya practices.

Caroline Owens Caroline Owens
Phone: 9335 5866

B.Sc Optom; PGCertOcTher

Caroline is Perth born and bred, and went to Melbourne to study for her optometry degree. On her return to Perth in 1992 she began working at Abernethy Owens Optometrists. Caroline spent two years on the WA Optometry Association Council early in her career. She recently completed her Ocular Therapeutics studies and is now qualified to prescribe medicated eye drops for certain eye conditions.

Her main interests are in contact lens fitting, particularly Keratoconus and more complex cases. Caroline enjoys seeing people of all ages and finding the best visual solutions for her patients. The constant improvements in technology for detection of eye disease is keeping her challenged and excited about patient eye care.

Caroline has two daughters and enjoys reading and travelling. Caroline consults at our Fremantle and Kardinya practices.