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. 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.



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.

Kathy Twort Kathy Twort
Phone: 9314 1400

B.Sc (Hons) Optom; OCANZ; PGCertOcTher

Kathy was born and raised in Zimbabwe. Starting her Optometry career in her home country, she then moved to the UK to further her Optometry studies in 2000. After working as an Optometrist in the UK for 13 years, Kathy and her family moved to Perth where she joined Abernethy Owens in 2013. Along with providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages, Kathy has a special interest in contact lens fitting, paediatric Optometry and loves to see children of all ages. Kathy has recently completing her post graduate studies in Ocular Therapeutics which now enables her to further treat and manage eye disease.

Kathy currently consults in our Woodvale and Floreat practices.


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.

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.