About us

The Practice Stuart Macfarlane Optometrist and Contact Lens Practitioner, located in Logan City Centre, has been dedicated to the health and well-being of your family's eyes for 30 years.

Experience and qualifications of our professional staff:

Stuart Macfarlane Stuart Macfarlane
Stuart Macfarlane graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1983 and subsequently obtained a distinction in Ocular Therapeutics from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  A member of the Contact Lens Society of Australia, until 2010 he was a board member of the Optometrists Board of Queensland and is currently a panel member of the Optometry Board of Australia.  In 2012 Stuart was appointed a panel member of the national Professional Services Review (PSR) panel.  The PSR protects patients and the community by reviewing and examining possible inappropriate practice by practitioners.  Stuart was also in the inaugural group of Queensland optometrists to complete post-graduate therapeutic certification to allow the use of diagnostic and therapeutic drugs. This has enabled him since 2004 to write prescriptions for eye-drops such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatories for the treatment of ocular conditions such as allergy and conjunctivitis. PBS prescriptions for glaucoma drops are able to be written in conjunction with a co-management plan with an ophthalmologist.  His particular interests are contact lenses, diseases of the eye and ensuring the best fit for your eyewear needs.
Geraldine Reed Geraldine Reed
Geraldine Reed graduated in Optometry at the Queensland University of Technology in 2000. Since then, Geraldine has gained experience in both city and rural practices before joining Stuart Macfarlane Optometrist in 2004.  She has been involved in the mentoring program for undergraduate students from QUT and supports the district with community talks on eye-care. Geraldine completed her therapeutic post-graduate certification in 2007, enabling her to prescribe eyedrops.  Her special interests include diseases of the eye, children's vision and contact lenses and she participates in the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital (LCCH) Eye Clinic's Paediatric Optometry Alignment Pilot Program. After a break in 2015, she has returned to work in 2016.
Jennifer Vieritz Jennifer Vieritz
Jennifer Vieritz graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1982.  In 2009 Jennifer attained her post graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics. In addition to working with Stuart Macfarlane Optometrist in private practice, Jennifer is employed as a clinician at the QUT helping to teach students practical aspects of optometry. Combining her interest in ocular disease and therapeutic qualifications, Jennifer also works regularly with a Brisbane ophthalmologist.  Jennifer enjoys all aspects of Optometry.

Helen Flohr
Helen Flohr graduated with honours from Queensland University of Technology in 1996.  Helen worked for several years before establishing a locum optometry business in 2008.  During this time, she has gained wide experience in a variety of practice settings across Queensland.  She joined the team at Stuart Macfarlane Optometrist in 2010, and takes pride in her commitment to providing quality eye care.
Cath Nimmo
Cath has over 15 years experience as an optometrist in a variety of settings - including private practice, corporate optometry and the academic sector. Cath's experience and commitment to the optometry profession has been recognised through multiple clinical and academic excellence awards. She has built a reputation with her patients over the years for her thorough and caring approach. Cath is very interested in a holistic view of optometry for the entire family - young and old - and is particularly good with children, drawing both on her previous career as a teacher and experience as a mother of three children herself.

Support Staff

NAKIYE
Nakiye
Associated with optics since 2007, Nakiye (pronounced Nak-e-a) has joined Stuart Macfarlane Optometrist.  Studying towards further optical qualifications, her previous employment with both corporate and independent optometry practices means she brings extensive depth of knowledge to the practice.  She enjoys helping low-vision patients with our visual aids. 

Simon
Simon started his career in optics as an apprentice optical mechanic in Perth. After completing his Diploma in Optical Dispensing he has worked in a vast array of positions in the optical industry around Australia. From humble beginnings making lenses in the laboratory to managing high end independents and corporate chain stores, Simon brings an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.
Karen
With three decades of experience in the optical industry, Karen is the backbone of the business. Her wealth of knowledge in choosing the optimal lens and frame for your visual needs means the best outcome for your eyecare health. Karen regards customer service and meeting patient's requirements of utmost importance. She brings experience from both large corporate and smaller independent practices.
  Grace
Grace is studying her Masters of Optometry at QUT.  With her enthusiasm and big smile she does her best to assist patients to satisfy their needs. Grace is able to speak Korean fluently so she can help patients who prefer using Korean or require English Korean interpretation. Grace is working as a receptionist every Thursday night and Saturday morning.
Ivy
Ivy is of Malayasian background and training and speaks fluent Malay, Cantonese and Mandarin.  An Optical Dispenser, in Malaysia she ran the contact lens division of an optometry practice.  She handles our low vision assessments and contact lens teaches and deliveries. She also performs ancillary testing using our OCT equipment. 
  Emily
Working three days a week, Emily has extensive experience in optics and is passionate about finding the best pair of glasses to suit your needs. She is also able to assist with ancillary testing and to help you with contact lenses.

The practice

The practice contains two consultation rooms and a dedicated ancillary equipment room extensively equipped with state of the art instruments including:

  • Zeiss Humphrey computerised perimeter for investigating visual fields
  • Nikon computerised auto-refractor for measuring spectacle refraction
  • Slitlamps for examining the anterior segment of the eye
  • Computerised Medmont C-100 for testing colour vision deficiencies
  • Digital Goldmann and Perkins Tonometer for measuring intra-ocular pressure
  • Canon fundus camera for digital retinal imaging
  • Zeiss Cirrus HD OCT which enables high resolution cross-sectional retinal imaging for
    the comprehensive management and diagnosis of glaucoma, retinal disease, and in particular macular degeneration. Optical Coherence Tomography enables our optometrists to more readily distinguish between the dry and the wet form of macular degeneration.

Our on-site workshop also means you don't have to wait weeks before you can get your spectacles, and our purchasing staff always ensure we always have the best ranges of spectacles at lowest prices.