Mt Annan Eyecare was established in 2010, by Dina Chungue.
Dina graduated from the University of NSW with Honours in 1996. She 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. And also in 2012, she was privileged to attend the Sanet Program in San Diego. Dina is also currently pursuing the ACBO Fellowship. The ACBO Fellowship credential is the ultimate evidence of professional excellence in Behavioural Optometry.
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 Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists, , and the Optometric Association of Australia.
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 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 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
William Coyle, Dina’s husband, has 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 May 2017 William commenced training as a vision therapist at Mt Annan Eyecare. 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 will discuss commonalities between musical and visual development, and the corresponding parallels between music education and vision therapy.
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.
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.