Pennant Hills,meet your local optometrist

Your vision might not have changed, but getting an eye test is still important for maintaining overall eye health. After all, you see a doctor for a regular health check-up, so why wouldn’t you do the same for your eyes?

112 Yarrara Rd, Pennant Hills NSW 2120

Meet your local Pennant Hills team

Here’s the friendly local team who you’ll meet in our store.

Gary RodneyBehavioural Optometrist and OrthokeratologistMaster of OptometryFellow of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control

Gary has been practising optometry for over 25 years. After graduating as a Bachelor of Optometry at UNSW, he worked with experienced optometrists throughout Sydney. He then decided to open up his own practice in the Central Coast, later Wahroonga and then Mosman. In 2010, he created the Smart Vision Optometry Group and associated with Thompson, Larter & Associates, granting them permission to use his proprietary processes of the Smart Vision Optometry Group, opening another practice in Bondi Beach in 2014. Gary studied a Post Graduate Certificate of Behavioural Optometry, in which he achieved a high distinction, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapy, having completed a Master’s Degree in Optometry in 2016. In 2018, he was awarded a fellowship by the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (IAOMC). There are only a handful of orthokeratologists in Australia with that level of expertise. Gary is also a member of both the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists and Optometry Australia. He has a special interest in children’s vision, sports vision and visual performance.

Jacqueline GattegnoBehavioural Optometrist & Orthokeratologist

Jacquie graduated from the UNSW with a Bachelor of Optometry (honours) in 1989 and has completed the Behavioural component of her Master’s Degree in Optometry. She has worked in independent private practices in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the North Shore as well as in public research facilities. She is highly experienced in general practice with a particular emphasis on contact lenses and management of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. In addition, Jacquie has a personal and professional interest in children’s development. She is passionate about providing solutions to help them reach their learning potential. Jacquie is a member of Optometry Australia and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists, having joined the Smart Vision Group in 2013.

Justine TuckerVision Therapist

Justine Tucker studied through the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists and is an accredited vision therapist. She is also a graduate of the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, as well as a Diploma in Psychology. Justine has had a varied career thus far, importantly including work facilitating support groups for individuals with bipolar disorders, acquired brain injuries and children with autism spectrum disorders. She is passionate about working with children and loves nothing more than to hear that the children she works with are gaining both confidence and ability in terms of their vision skills at home and at school. Justine excels in creating a welcoming, safe and fun environment for her patients to learn, grow and perform to potential.

Sarah ChenOptometrist

Sarah graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Clinical Optometry. She is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines, which supplements her passion for management of eye diseases ranging from dry eye to glaucoma. She has strong interest in myopia prevention and binocular vision disorders, and enjoys helping patients of all ages. She is a member of Optometry Australia and the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists.

Brian FooDispensing Optician / Vision Therapist

Graduating with a Bachelors in Industrial Design, Brian finds his passion in solving problems for people. To this end he has also graduated second in the state as an Optical Dispenser and is now currently completing studies in Vision Therapy through ACBO. His professional interests include spectacle frame design, visual ergonomics, optical mechanics and is now broadening his skills to include vision therapy. A bit of a geek, Brian loves technology and its applications towards improving people's lives.

How often should you get your eyes checked?

Everyone’s eyes are different, but you should have an eye test at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optometrist.

Now’s the time to come in and let us help you get the jump on any potential vision loss.

It helps to come in more regularly, so we can ensure you’ve got the right lenses and make sure we detect any eye disease early.

When was your last eye test? If you are unsure, give us a call to find out.

Book your eye test with us

When you book an eye test with us, we don’t just get you to read letters. You get a full eye health check-up. Your consultation will take around 30 minutes, depending on your vision requirements. It’s a bit longer than your standard eye test, but we’re making sure we test for everything, so you are getting more than just a simple Snellen test.

What happens next?

What happens next depends on your results. You might find that you’ve got 20/20 vision, in which case we can schedule you in for another checkup at some point in the future.

If our practice or optometrist find you’re long-sighted or short-sighted, or something else, we’ll sort you out with a prescription for glasses and lenses, or contact lenses, tailored to what your eyes need.

If your test results indicate something that needs further assessment we offer specialist referrals.

Glasses or contacts?

This one’s mostly up to you, but what really determines whether you need glasses or contacts will be the results of your eye test, and your circumstances.

When you come and see us we can provide you with advice about what choice is going to be best for you while you browse our range of frames and find a look that suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my consultation take?

Our standard eye test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

How frequently should I have an eye test?

It is recommended that you have an eye test at least every two years, or more frequently if recommended by your optometrist. If you are experiencing any vision concerns it is recommended that you book an appointment.

I have a glasses prescription. Can I use this for contact lenses?

No, glasses and contact lens prescriptions are completely different as the power of each prescription will vary.

Are my frames and contact lenses covered by a guarantee?

Our products are guaranteed for a period of twenty-four months from the date of purchase against all manufacturing defect.

To see our full returns policy click here

Come in and see us

Whether it's a vision concern, or you're worried about your eyes, we're here to make sure you're being looked after. Give us a call today with any questions you might have, or simply make an appointment with us online by clicking on one of the buttons below. Once your appointment is scheduled, we'll contact you to confirm your time and date. We look forward to seeing you.