our team is part of what makes us special...
Principle optometrist and owner of The Eye Practice, Jim has over three decades of clinical experience. He has a passion and a knack for finding the right dry eye treatment or the best pair of contact lenses for his patients, regardless of the complexity of their eye problems. His other passion is the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Learn more about Jim here...
Nicole has been a mainstay of The Eye Practice since it first opened in 2002 and has worked closely with Jim for nearly twenty years. She takes a personal interest in all patients and employs her considerable skills in helping them choose the perfect spectacle frame or pair of sunglasses. Having worked closely with Jim in our dry eye clinic, Nicole is often the first point of contact for our dry eye patients and provides her care, compassion and sense of humour free of charge. Nicole knows everything there is to know about glasses frames. (She also likes shoes. Oh, and handbags….)
Dr Alex Koutsokeras is a therapeutically-endorsed clinical optometrist and has particular expertise in specialty contact lenses and dry eye management. Optometrists and ophthalmologists from around the state refer patients to Alex when they need expert help with these conditions. Alex achieved her Optometry degree with first class honours from the University of Auckland. Prior to this, she completed a Psychology degree from the University of Sydney. Alex has also completed advanced studies in glaucoma, is a regular optometry blog author, and is a guest speaker for fellow optometrists in her areas of expertise. Alex has a loyal following of patients who value her clinical skills as well as her willingness to spend time with each patient to achieve the best possible solution. Learn more about Alex here...
Dr Nerida Wu is no longer practicing at The Eye Practice, due to taking a research role with the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Dr Alex Koutsokeras (see above) will be continuing the care of Nerida's previous patients.
Brian has over four decades of experience as an optical dispenser and over the years has completed many courses on using fashion, face-shape and colour in frame selection. He believes in the importance of customer service and strives to maintain a very high level at all times. His experience and knowledge of optic lenses, fitting and frame adjustment is extensive and ongoing as new lens designs and frame materials are being developed all the time.
Arianna Kokkinakis has been passionate about fashion eyewear since... forever. She is one of the second generation of the Kokkinakis family to be involved in The Eye Practice on a day-to-day basis. Her friendly professionalism, sense of fun and smart fashion sense continues to impress our discerning clientele. Arianna says, glasses need to look good but they also need to work. It makes a big difference to have someone technically trained to understand the limitations of your prescription lenses on your choice of frame.
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology at UTS (2013)
- Certificate IV Optical Dispensing at Randwick TAFE (2016)
- Arianna is currently undertaking further studies in audiometry
- She has also worked in fashion for such labels as Sass and Bide, Escada and Aje
Audrey moved to Australia from Ireland in 1998 and began working with Jim Kokkinakis the same year. Since then she has worked at Vision Eye Institute for over ten years and recently resumed her working relationship with The Eye Practice. She is a highly skilled clinical optometrist with over 20 years’ experience, and has a special interest in laser eye surgery and eye disease management. Audrey is also highly qualified in marketing, medical writing and editing and also provides these services to The Eye Practice.