Gillian Humphreys Gillian Humphreys
Phone: 9309 5277

B.Sc (Ophthalmic Optics)

Gillian was born in Yorkshire and graduated from the University of Bradford in 1981 with BSC Honours in Ophthalmic Optics. After working in Hull and London she immigrated to Perth in 1985, and spent some years working in a small family practice in the city.

Two children later she joined Abernethy Owens a few months after opening the Woodvale practice in 1993 and has worked there ever since. She has a strong connection with the community and has loved the continuity that working from the same practice for 20 plus years has provided. Gillian likes to see patients of all ages, enjoys fitting contact lenses and has a well-established rapport with local doctors and ophthalmologists.

In her spare time she loves to be outdoors running, cycling and swimming. Gillian consults in our Woodvale practice.

Richard Thompson Richard Thompson
Phone: 9309 5277

B.Optom (Hons); M.Optom; PGCertOcTher

Richard was born and raised in WA but completed his Optometry studies at the University of New South Wales. He first joined Abernethy Owens back in 1990 but after 18 years as an Optometrist and Partner he returned to Sydney to complete his post-graduate qualifications.

While in Sydney, Richard ran a private practice and also enjoyed a teaching role at UNSW. With 30 years of experience, Richard is comfortable seeing patients of all ages. He particularly enjoys helping his younger patients to manage their short-sightedness using Orthok and other myopia control measures. 

In 2019, Richard returned to Perth and consults at our Woodvale and Kardinya practices.

Rebecca Duff Rebecca Duff
Phone: 9309 5277

B.VisSc; MOptom; Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

For Rebecca, the best thing about being an optometrist is the ability to meet new people each and every day and to make tangible differences in those people's lives. Rebecca loves that optometry allows her to combine her love of science, problem solving and helping people into a 9-5.

Rebecca grew up in Brisbane and studied at Queensland University of Technology. After graduating as a therapeutically endorsed optometrist, Rebecca soon began her career in Perth. Rebecca enjoys all aspects of optometry and always ensures her genuine interest in her patients' lives allows her to cater to their specific visual needs and wants. Rebecca has a keen interest in the diagnosis and management of many eye conditions and provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages. Rebecca enjoys taking the time to break down some of the optometry jargon so that her patients have a much greater understanding of their own eye health.

When Rebecca isn't practicing optometry, you'll find her spending time at the beach with a good book, her husband and their labradoodle - Obi. Rebecca consults at our Floreat and Woodvale practices.

Janette Nguyen Janette Nguyen
Phone: 9309 5277

BBiomedSc; OD

Born and raised in Perth, Janette completed her bachelor of Biomedical Science double majoring in Anatomy and Physiology. Following this, she completed her postgraduate degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Western Australia, graduating with the first cohort of optometrists in WA.

Janette is passionate in delivering patient-centred care. She strives to meet her patient’s eye health and vision needs to a high standard. Her areas of interest include general optometry, myopia control, paediatrics, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy management.

Outside of work, Janette is spending time with her family and friends. She is a foodie, so you’ll perhaps see her at a café or restaurant. She also loves playing board games and reviewing the latest movies.

Janette is currently practicing in our Woodvale and Fremantle practices.