The Staff at Fitzgerald Optometry

Our friendly staff provide professional and personal service to our valued patients. We stand by the quality of our optical products and are always available for advice on any eye care concerns you may have.

John Fitzgerald

Optometrist

John graduated from University of Melbourne in 1984. He completed his Master of Optometry degree in the field of contact lenses in 1987. John has worked in private practice in the western suburbs since graduating.

John has established a solid reputation as a provider of professional eye care with an emphasis on personal care. He practices in all areas of optometry with particular interest in contact lenses, children's vision and eye disease.

As a Williamstown local John recognises the importance of supporting the community and is regularly involved with fundraising events of schools and sporting groups.

Outside of work John enjoys spending time with family and cycling.

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Jeanine McKenzie

Optometrist

Nean graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991.  In 2005 she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics. Nean's particular professional interest is children's vision and she is a also member of the ACBO (Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists).

Nean has worked at Optometry practices around Melbourne, country Victoria and New Zealand. She spent two years working as a volunteer in an eye hospital in Asmara, Eritrea. Nean has worked at Fitzgerald Optometry since 2010.

Nean lives nearby with her husband and two children. She enjoys writing children's novels and cycling to work.

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Toula Christoforou

Optometrist

Toula graduated in Optometry from the University of Melbourne in 1983. Since graduating Toula has worked in a number of private practices around Melbourne. For 15 years she ran her own optometry practice which gave her great satisfaction.

She joined Fitzgerald Optometry in 2011 as a consulting optometrist.

Toula's interest is in general eye disorders including refractive issues. She finds the equipment in the practice second to none and greatly complement her diagnostic skills.

She is registered with AHPRA, and is a member of OAA. She maintains her skills and knowledge by participating in the OAA's professional development program.

Toula speaks a second language, Greek, which may be of assistance to the Greek community.

Toula is married and has two adult children. Her outside interests include photography, reading, walking and travel. In 2015 she successfully walked the Milford Track in New Zealand and is training for the Camino walk in Spain.

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Marline Sery

Optometrist

Marline completed her postgraduate Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe ocular medications to treat a range of anterior eye conditions. Prior to that she worked for 3 years alongside an Ophthalmologist and it was through this that she developed her interest in using diagnostic technology to identify and manage certain eye diseases.

Marline is a member of Optometry Australia Association and is fluent in Arabic which may be of assistance to the Middle Eastern community.

Marline enjoys reading and travelling; and travelled to Fiji in 2017 to volunteer in optometry screening at an orphanage in Nadi.

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Jared Weston

Jared Weston

Practice Manager

Jared commenced his career in the optical industry in 2005 and has worked in both Melbourne and country Victoria. He completed his Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing at RMIT in 2010. Jared joined the Fitzgerald Optometry team in 2016 as the Practice Manager and has brought a wealth of knowledge of the optical industry. Jared and his wife have 3 children and together they enjoy camping, hiking and chasing waterfalls.

Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

Optical Dispenser

Sean completed his Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing in 2015. He has worked within the optical industry in Australia and abroad since 2011. Sean has enjoyed a trip to Vietnam with RMIT, visiting orphanages and schools providing eye tests and spectacles for the children.

Cindy King

Cindy King

Optical Dispenser

Cindy is a qualified Optical Dispenser and joined the Fitzgerald Optometry team in 2010 and has enjoyed the challenge of working in optical dispensing and retail. Cindy lives locally with her husband and their two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys having quality family time, shopping and travelling.

Rhomy Widmer

Rhomy Widmer

Optical Assistant 

Rhomy has been a part of the Fitzgerald Optometry team since 2015. She has been working in the customer service industry for 7 years and brings an abundance of enthusiasm to the practice. Rhomy has an eye for fashion specialising in frame selection. 

Kate Godden

Kate Godden

Optical Assistant

Kate joined the Fitzgerald Optometry team in 2018 after working in customer service for 5 years. Kate aims to put a smile on everyone’s face and has an eye for detail to make sure each individual patient experience is the best it can be.

Bertina Van Gaalen

Bertina Van Gaalen

Optical Assistant

Bertina has been a part of the Fitzgerald Optometry family since 1998. Bertina brings her cheery and helpful demeanour, and her extensive community knowledge, having worked for Fitzgerald Optometry for 20 years. She is ready to welcome you with a smile.