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, 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.

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 practice.

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, Kardinya and Rockingham practices.

Julia Wilding Julia Wilding
Phone: 9335 5866

BBiomedSc, OD

Julia grew up in Fremantle and completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, majoring in both Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Western Australia. Following this, she went on to study the Doctor of Optometry Program at UWA, earning both an OD and ocular therapeutics qualification, and was a part of the first graduating cohort of optometrists in Western Australia. Throughout her final 3 years of study, Julia also worked as an optical assistant in the Fremantle practice on Saturday mornings.

Julia’s favourite thing about optometry is getting to transform her knowledge of anatomy and human sciences into helping people with their vision and ocular needs. She is always up for a chat and loves learning new things from others! In her spare time, Julia enjoys exploring regional Western Australia, with the hopes to one day complete a road trip around the country. She is also a self-declared foodie and is always on the hunt for new places to try.

Julia consults at our Fremantle and Kardinya practices.

Janette Nguyen Janette Nguyen
Phone: 9335 5866

BBiomedSc; OD

Born and raised in Perth, Janette completed her bachelor of Biomedical Science double majoring in Anatomy and Physiology. Following this, she completed her postgraduate degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Western Australia, graduating with the first cohort of optometrists in WA.

Janette is passionate in delivering patient-centred care. She strives to meet her patient’s eye health and vision needs to a high standard. Her areas of interest include general optometry, myopia control, paediatrics, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy management.

Outside of work, Janette is spending time with her family and friends. She is a foodie, so you’ll perhaps see her at a café or restaurant. She also loves playing board games and reviewing the latest movies.

Janette is currently practicing in our Woodvale and Fremantle practices.