Sophia Zhang

Sophia graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and Bachelor of Science. She was the recipient of the BOC’s Head of School’s Prize and Ophthalmic Instruments Prize in 2015. She worked in a corporate optometric practice in Sydney prior to joining the CFEH staff. Her interests lie in assessing and managing posterior ocular disease.

Janelle Tong

Janelle graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (Hons)/Bachelor of Science degree from UNSW Australia. She was the recipient of the University Medal and several other academic awards throughout her university career. Prior to joining CFEH, she worked in a full-scope private practice in Sydney, where she developed her interest in managing posterior ocular disease.

Henrietta Wang

Henrietta graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2016 with a Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and Bachelor of Science. During her time at university, she undertook a summer vacation scholarship with the Retinal Networks Laboratory. She was the recipient of the Neville Fulthorpe Prize for Stage 5 Clinical Optometry and The Stage 5 Research Project Prize in 2016. She is currently also a clinical demonstrator for second year undergraduate students at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Henrietta is involved in both the clinical and research aspects of CFEH.

Jessie Huang

Jessie was awarded Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics by the University of New South Wales. Her work experience includes clinical practice and teaching in various locations across NSW and Victoria. Jessie spent 12 months in Vietnam volunteering as a university lecturer at a new optometry school.

Upon returning to Sydney, she re-joined CFEH and is also undertaking her PhD in glaucoma management.

Gonzalo Jacome

Gonzalo received his Bachelor of Optometry and Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics from the UNSW. He has worked primarily in full scope private practice since 1992. He has particular interests in glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and contact lenses. His interest also extends to public health with specific concern for improving accessibility of the latest diagnostic ocular imaging and treatment services to the general community.

Pauline Xu

Pauline graduated from the Bachelor of Optometry degree at UNSW Australia with first class honours. She subsequently completed her graduate certificate of ocular therapeutics and Master of Optometry from UNSW. Following graduation Pauline practiced full-scope optometry in both rural and urban practices and spent 5 years in the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney as research optometrist. Apart from working in CFEH, Pauline continues to work in private practices in Sydney and supervises optometry students in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW.

Jack Phu

Jack is currently senior staff optometrist and the Lead Clinician (glaucoma) at Centre for Eye Health. He obtained his undergraduate degree in optometry from UNSW in 2011 and Masters degree from the University of Sydney in 2014 and has recently submitted his PhD centered around the early detection of glaucoma, visual function and the structure-function relationship in ocular diseases. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2014. His clinical interests include assessment of glaucoma using traditional and advanced ocular techniques. He has teaching roles in the areas of ocular diseases, clinical optometry, ocular therapeutics and visual neuroscience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He regularly provides lectures at both clinical and scientific conferences. For his research, he has been awarded numerous travel grants and was named the American Optometric Glaucoma Society Ezell Fellow in 2016.

Lindsay Moore

Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry / Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales. She has worked as an optometrists at private practices in Sydney including assisting Ophthalmologists in their work ups, Performing pre-assessment and recovery for patients before and after surgery.

Nayuta Yoshioka

Yoshi graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry degree and Graduate Certificate for Ocular Therapeutics from the University of New South Wales. He has worked as an optometrist at a private practice in rural NSW/Victoria for two years, with an emphasis on ocular disease management as is typical for a rural practice. Upon returning to Sydney, he worked for another private practice before joining the Centre in 2012.