Gerry & Johnson Optometrists

Giving you the vision to achieve your best

What we do best


Eyecare experts

We are clinical leaders in our profession, bringing the latest knowledge to your eye health care with cutting edge diagnostic and imaging technology, a preventative eye care focus, and a commitment to helping you in every way we can.


Children's Vision

There’s much more to vision than just reading letters from a chart. Eye coordination and teaming is our expertise - we help thousands of kids each year with achieving their best at school, sport and play, including contact lens fitting.


Myopia Management

We are recognised world leaders in translating research into practice - slowing down the worsening of childhood myopia (shortsightedness) can have lifelong implications for your child’s eye health, and we’re here to help.

Clinical Educators

We educate our peers and the next generation of optometrists - but most importantly we’re dedicated to educating you about your eyes and ensuring you’re completely involved in your eye care decision making.

Contact lens

Specialty Contact Lenses

Often the first in Australia to trial new designs, we can help almost anyone who wants to wear contact lenses to achieve their best vision with freedom from glasses - from ages 6 to 86, all options are available to you.


Optical Quality

We use customised spectacle lenses to give you the pinnacle of visual clarity, with specific lens measurements meaning no two pairs of glasses are the same, and hand select each of our optical frames to help find your ideal comfort and unique style

When it comes to looking after your eyes, we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible eye care, advice and education

Our optometrists


Dr Kate Gifford PhD

BAppSc(Optom)Hons, GradCertOcTher, FBCLA, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FAAO, GAICD  

Kate is an internationally renowned clinical optometrist, researcher, peer educator and professional leader. With 15 years’ experience, Kate combines expertise in paediatric optometry, contact lens fitting and comprehensive primary care with genuine enthusiasm and warmth being her nature. Kate has given over 100 lectures at conferences around the world and is active in clinical research - see Kate’s professional profile for more details.


Felicity Sklavos

BAppSc(Optom)Hons, GCOT

Felicity has a dozen years’ experience in primary care optometry and working in fast paced ophthalmology clinics, alongside eye surgeons, which has afforded her particular expertise in complex eye condition diagnosis and management. Felicity has a dedicated and thorough approach to her patient care along with sincere and compassionate nature, especially in looking after children which only comes with the experience of having two small ones of her own.


Natalie Buckman

BVisSci, MOptom, MPH, FBCLA

In only three years since graduating from university, Natalie has achieved two Masters’ degrees, and brings a diverse range of experience to her patient care, spreading her work time between an ophthalmology (eye surgeon) practice, teaching at the QUT Optometry clinic and providing full scope clinical optometry care at GJO. Natalie has a keen interest in dry eye management and combines diligent care with her naturally vibrant personality.

We have hand-selected over 600 high technology and unique spectacle frames from all over the world to provide you with everything to suit your wants and needs

Our Optical Dispensers

Ellie and Razia

Ellie Arnall

Ellie is a qualified Vet Nurse whose family history of optometry eventually saw her skills transferred to optometry practice management at the Gold Coast, before she relocated to Brisbane to continue developing her skills in optical dispensing. Ellie is attentive, easy-going and multi-talented, managing after GJO’s contact lens and marketing domains, alongside undertaking initial eye care diagnostics.

Razia Mahomed

Razia is a qualified Dispensing Optician, born in South Africa and with almost two decades’ experience in leading practices in England, Scotland and Australia. Her expertise is in optical problem solving and finding the perfect eyewear which represents ‘you’ - Razia oversees every aspect of our unique frame range. With a gracious and diligent approach, Razia also assists our optometrists with initial eye care diagnostics.

The clearest, sharpest vision - each precision spectacle lens we dispense is customised with a dozen measurements of centration and frame fit. So personalised to you that we can even engrave your initials on them!

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Contact us

(07) 3210 1822

Opening hours

Mon. - Fri.
Sat. - Sun.

Practice guide

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