Meet our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

Mt Annan Optometrist

Our mission at Mt Annan Eyecare

is to build long term relationships with the community through excellence in eye care

DINA CHUNGUE

Dina Chungue

Principal Optometrist

Dina established Mt Annan Eyecare in 2010.

Dina graduated from the University of NSW with Honours in 1996. In May 2022, she attained the ACBO Fellowship, furthering her knowledge in the area of neuro-developmental optometry.

Dina continues to focus her energies on expanding her knowledge and clinical skills to ensure she can offer the most comprehensive visual care to her patients.

She has completed postgraduate studies here in Australia as well as in the USA. This includes the Curriculum Courses of OEP (The Optometric Extension Program) in the years 2000-2008. In 2012, she was privileged to attend the Sanet Program in San Diego. These courses provide hands-on small-group post-graduate clinical education in the field of behavioural vision care, conducted by leading expert doctors in the field.

Dina enjoys working in private practise, and has a passion for providing the type of visual care that can shape optimal development and potential.

Dina has embarked on two Eyecare trips, as a Volunteer, to provide eyecare to remote villages in East Timor, Dili and Oecussi, with ICEE (International Centre for Eyecare and Education).

Dina is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists, and the Optometric Association of Australia.

KEVIN TRAC

Kevin Trac Optometrist

Optometrist

Kevin Trac undertook the Bachelor of Vision Science/Bachelor of Optometry course at the University of New South Wales and graduated with honours in 2011. During his studies he undertook placement at the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) in Melbourne and at the South-West Eye Hospital in Chongqing, China.

Kevin has worked with the Brien Holden Vision Institute delivering eye care and education programs to Aboriginal communities in NSW and the Northern Territory.

Kevin has a special interest in behavioural optometry, myopia control, orthokeratology (Ortho-K), specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus, and diseases of the eye.

Kevin is therapeutically endorsed to prescribe medications to treat anterior eye infections, inflammations and also to co-manage glaucoma and post cataract surgery. He has experience in co-managing patients following corrective laser surgery. He is also experienced in foreign body removals and the treatment of dry eyes.

MERI GALOYAN

Meri Galoyan Optometrist

Optometrist

Meri is an optometrist who shares her time between Mount Annan Eyecare as a clinician and Centre for Eye Health (CFEH), UNSW as a staff optometrist and educator. Meri has a strong interest in specialty contact lenses particularly orthokeratology (ortho-k) and specialised soft contact lenses. Meri is also well equipped to both diagnose and manage eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. She has therapeutic endorsement which enables to prescribe eye drops for eye infections, diseases (e.g. glaucoma) and myopia control. Her skills in image interpretation including optical coherence tomography (OCT), visual fields and posterior eye photography are invaluable in comprehensive patient care.

Meri graduated from Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Optometry degree with Honours from UNSW. She gained expertise in ocular pathology at Omni Eye Services (New York), Royal Hobart Hospital (Tasmania) and Australian College of Optometry (ACO) in Melbourne. During her time at the university, Meri concurrently worked as a vibrant, part-time optical assistant at Mount Annan Eyecare and a piano teacher at a local music school.

JENNIFER SO

Jennifer So Optometrist

Optometrist

Jennifer has studied a combined Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Optometry. She graduated from UNSW in 2010 with the first class honours and the University Medal. She has then furthered her study in behavioural optometry at both UNSW as well as the OEPF Clinical Curriculum. She enjoys working with children of all ages, from zero to those above 100years! In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her garden, cooking, baking and spending time with her husband and bulldog

JOANNE TRAN

Optometrist

B.Optom (Hons.) UNSW

Therapeutic Medications Endorsed

Joanne graduated from the University of NSW with Honours in 2008. She has completed postgraduate studies at both UNSW as well as OEPF Clinical Curriculum and proactive about further developing her knowledge with the latest research.

Joanne has a special interest in children’s vision and contact lens fitting. She is passionate about providing holistic eyecare to enhance quality of life for her patients.

Joanne worked for many years with the Royal Society for the Blind and a previous board member of the Contact Lens Society (South Australia) for providing education to her peers.

Joanne has been on Eyecare trips with Rotary and Australian Health and Humanitarian Aid as a Volunteer, providing eyecare and support in rural areas of Cambodia and Vietnam.

In Joanne’s spare time she is busy learning the art of negotiation with her 2 young children and Beaglier, and trying to find where the best playgrounds are around Sydney.

WILLIAM COYLE

William Coyle

Vision Therapist

William Coyle, Dina’s husband, is a certified Vision Therapist through the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists, having qualified in May 2022. He has worked as a vision therapist at Mount Annan Eyecare since 2017. William also holds a Masters of Music in piano performance. He taught at The Australian Institute of Music for four years until the end of 2017, predominantly in music harmony, music history, and music teacher training.

In November of 2018 William attended the OEP VT1 training course in Pomona, California, where he was invited to attend and to present a paper this forthcoming January at the Kraskin Invitational Skeffington Symposium in Washington D.C. William’s paper discussed commonalities between musical and visual development, and the corresponding parallels between music education and vision therapy.

In February 2020 William also attended the Sanet Program in San Diego.

LISA LEDWIDGE

Lisa Ledwidge

Optical Dispenser

A qualified optical dispenser, Lisa has worked in the optical industry for over 21 years, and has worked at Mt Annan Eyecare for over six years. Lisa enjoys finding the perfect frame for customers, ensuring it not only looks amazing but gives optimal vision.

Away from work Lisa loves to spend time with her husband and two young children. She also loves cake decorating and spending time outdoors.

LIBBY TULLY

Optical Administrative Assistant / Trainee Optical Dispenser

Libby had a career change and recently joined Mt Annan Eyecare. She is currently undertaking her Certificate IV in optical dispensing and is looking forward to learning all aspects of the practice.

Libby loves spending time with family and friends.

MELLISSA WARD

Mellisa Ward

Optical Administrative Assistant

Mellissa is our young optical assistant who has been with Mt Annan Eyecare for one year. Although she is new to the Optical industry she is eager to learn the different skills.

She loves working with kids and enjoys interacting with the different children she meets at the practice.

Mellissa loves to walk her dog in her down time and also likes to cook.

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