What we do best
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. Kate has owned GJO since 2007 - she combines expertise in paediatric optometry, complex contact lens fitting and comprehensive primary care with genuine enthusiasm and warmth being her nature. Kate has given over 110 lectures at conferences around the world, holds over 50 professional and peer reviewed publications, and is active in clinical research - see Kate’s professional profile for more details.
Felicity has significant 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 provides every aspect of the full scope clinical care we provide at GJO, from preventative eye health care, to paediatric optometry, to contact lens fitting including for keratoconus and OrthoK. Felicity has a dedicated and thorough approach to her patient care along with sincere and compassionate nature.
BVisSci, MOptom, MPH, FBCLA
Natalie 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 student clinics and providing full scope clinical optometry care at GJO. Natalie provides comprehensive dry eye management, primary care, paediatric vision care, and complex contact lens fitting for keratoconus and OrthoK. Natalie gives back to her profession through education societies, 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 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 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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