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.
Stuart Macfarlane studied optometry at the Queensland University of Technology and subsequently obtained a distinction in Ocular Therapeutics from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. A member of the Contact Lens Society of Australia, until national registration in 2010 he was a board member of the Optometrists Board of Queensland. He was subsequently appointed an optometry panel member of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Since 2012 he has been a panel member of the national Professional Services Review (PSR). The PSR protects patients and the community by reviewing and examining possible inappropriate practice by practitioners. He was appointed the optometry panel member of the Determining Authority in 2017. 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, anti-glaucoma and anti-inflammatories for the treatment of ocular conditions such as allergy and conjunctivitis. His particular interests are dry eye, diseases of the eye and ensuring the best fit for your eyewear needs. He is a CASA credentialed optometrist (CO).
With over 20 years in private practice, Geraldine studied Optometry at the Queensland University of Technology. 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. In 2007 Geraldine completed her therapeutic post-graduate certification, enabling her to prescribe therapeutic eyedrops. Her special interests include diseases of the eye, dry eye, children's vision and contact lenses and she participates in the Queensland Children's Hospital (QCH) Eye Clinic's Paediatric Optometry Alignment Pilot Program. She has two school aged children. For appointments with Geraldine, please phone the practice.
Minh graduated with Masters of Optometry from the Queensland University of Technology in 2015. She has volunteered with Indigenous communities in rural Western Australia, with aged care facilities in Hong Kong, and performed cataract assessments with the Australian Health Humanitarian Aid (AHHA) in Cambodia. Minh is passionate about many disciplines of optometry including dry eye therapy, contact lenses, and children’s vision. Minh takes a holistic approach to eyecare, catering to her patients for their own unique eye care needs. She participates in the QLD Children’s Hospital Paediatric Optometry Alignment Program and is a CASA Credentialled Optometrist (CO), performing eye medicals for all classes of CASA licences. Minh is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe ophthalmic medicines and has published several articles for optometry magazines. Outside of optometry, Minh is an avid calisthenics and fitness enthusiast, and loves spending time with her friends, family, and her beloved cat.
With a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry from QUT, Zion (Grace) is well-equipped to provide exceptional eye care services to our patients. Zion has a particular interest in glaucoma, which led to the completion of an Advanced Certificate in Glaucoma through the Australian College of Optometry. This additional qualification demonstrates Zion's dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in optometry and providing the highest level of care to patients. Zion enjoys all aspects of optometry, but has a special interest in pathologies and ocular therapeutics, managing a wide range of eye conditions, and providing patients with tailored treatment plans for optimal vision and eye health. Zion also speaks fluent Korean.
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Fei Fei graduated with distinction from QUT’s Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry program incorporating therapeutics endorsement, allowing her to prescribe eye drops. As part of her training, she was selected to provide eye care to the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia, as well as numerous school screenings. Since graduating, Fei Fei has gained experience in a mixture of corporate optometry and private ophthalmology settings, predominantly in metropolitan, but also regional areas. She has mentored new graduates, and optometry students on placement. Her experience working alongside an ophthalmologist with vitreoretinal subspecialty exposed her to a wide variety of ocular health issues. Fei Fei enjoys all aspects of optometry, particularly prescribing eyewear solutions according to patients’ lifestyles and visual needs, detecting and managing diseases of the eye, and myopia control. Fei Fei can also speak Mandarin Chinese.
Our Practice Manager, Ivy is of Malaysian background and training and speaks fluent English, Malay, Cantonese, Hokkien and Mandarin. After initially studying pharmacy in Malaysia, she transferred to study optical dispensing. Upon qualifying as a dispenser she ran the contact lens division of an optometry practice. Ivy handles our low vision assessments and contact lens teaches and deliveries. She also performs ancillary testing using our OCT equipment.
Denise has recently re-entered the optical industry after spending three years away in a different environment. She has over 25 years of experience in optics and loves to provide excellent customer service and help all patients find the solution to all their optical needs.
Born in Glascow Scotland, Jim has worked in a vast array of positions in the optical industry around Australia. From making lenses in the laboratory to managing high end independents and corporate chain stores, Jim brings an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to the practice.
New Zealand born, Karen worked in the optical Industry for 9 years. After moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2011, she gained another 7 years experience working for an independent optometrist in Maroochydore before she and her family moved to Brisbane. She has a wonderful eye for fashion.
Originally from Victoria, Shirley has many years of optical styling and dispensing. married with three children, she loves to provide an excellent customer experience and to help people find functional and stylish frames they love.
The practice contains consultation and dedicated ancillary equipment rooms extensively equipped with state of the art instruments including:
- Zeiss Humphrey field analyser 3 computerised perimeter for investigating visual fields.
- Topcon computerised auto-refractor for measuring spectacle refraction.
- Slitlamps for examining and imaging the anterior segment of the eye.
- Computerised Medmont C-100 for testing colour vision deficiencies.
- Digital Goldmann applanation, Perkins, i-Care and non-contact puff tonometers for measuring intra-ocular pressure.
- Fundus camera for digital retinal imaging.
- Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) which enables high resolution cross-sectional retinal imaging for the comprehensive management and diagnosis of glaucoma, retinal disease, and in particular macular degeneration. OCT enables our optometrists to more readily distinguish between the dry and the wet form of macular degeneration.
- Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) which is a non-invasive technique for imaging the microvasculature of the retina and the choroid.
- Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) which provides information about the health and function of the retina.
- Intense Regulated Pulsed Light (IRPL) therapy with TEARSTIM IPL for dry eye treatment.
- Computerised topography for keratoconus management and miniscleral contact lens fitting as well as orthokeratology (ortho-k) lens fitting.
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.