Gavin Swartz Gavin Swartz
Phone: 9387 4669

B.Optom; B.VisSci; PGDipAdvClinOptom; PGCertOcTher; FIAOMC

Born and bred in Perth, Gavin completed a Bachelor of Vision Science at UWA before relocating to Melbourne to complete his Bachelor of Optometry. 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 expertise 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 (Ortho-k) and Myopia Control and is the first Fellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control in Western Australia.

Gavin is a lecturer and a member of the academic team at the University of Western Australia delivering the Doctor of Optometry program. Gavin loves solving people’s vision related problems and making a positive 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 25 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 is also a part of the Doctor of Optometry academic team at the University of Western Australia. 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 moved to Melbourne to complete his Bachelor of Optometry, with placements in Melbourne, regional Victoria and 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 an interest in the diagnosis and management of many eye conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye disease. Alvin is experienced with many types of contact lens fitting including orthokeratology, keratoconus and corneal grafts/transplants. As a therapeutically endorsed Optometrist, he 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 currently consults in our Rockingham and Floreat practices.

Nick Lee Nick Lee
Phone: 9387 4669

BOptom (Hons); Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Nick completed his Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland in 2018 and made the jump across to Perth shortly after. Nick is a therapeutically endorsed Optometrist, so is able to prescribe topical medications for many eye conditions within general practice.

Nick enjoys all scopes of optometry, but has special interests in Myopia Control and specialty contact lens fittings including orthokeratology. As part of his studies, he co-authored a paper and presented his findings at the 2017 International Myopia Conference. Being able to make a tangible difference to people’s everyday lives through their eyes is one of Nick’s favourite things about being an optometrist. He enjoys taking the time to explain issues arising throughout the examination and being able to offer personalised and tailored eye care.

Outside of work, you might find Nick in the pool, at the beach or trying new food eateries around Perth. Nick consults at our Fremantle and Floreat practices.

Rebecca Duff Rebecca Duff
Phone: 93874669

BVisSc; MOptom; Opthalmic 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 peoples 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 practising optometry, you’ll find her spending time at the beach with a good book, her fiancé and their labradoodle – Obi. Rebecca consults at our Floreat and Kardinya practices.