Nicole’s interest in optometry started at her first eye appointment in Kindergarten at the Illawong Shire Optometrists practice. At that stage, she required spectacles to correct her vision, and her interest in optometry grew with her regular eye check-ups over the following years.
Nicole went on to complete her Bachelor of Optometry with Honours and Bachelor of Science at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). This double degree qualified Nicole as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist. This means she can prescribe eye drops to manage a range of eye infections and inflammation, and also co-manage glaucoma patients.
Nicole is particularly interested in children’s vision and management of eye disease. She also has a keen interest in orthokeratology. This allows her to use contact lenses that eligible patients wear at night to correct their vision during the daytime, without the need to wear spectacles or contact lenses during the day.
Nicole typically consults at the Gymea and Jannali practices.
In her down time, Nicole loves spending her time outdoors, going to the beach, and boating. She has a love of music and plays guitar.