Jonathan McCorriston

Optometrist

B.AppSci(Optom) Grad.Cert.(Ocular Therapeutics) 

Jonathan McCorriston joined Visions in 2007 on graduating from QUT in 2006.

After a previous working life including retail and manufacturing managerial roles and 7 years as the proprietor of his own business, Jonathan made the decision to return to University with the aim of becoming an optometrist.

Jonathan has a passion for quality eye care. He loves helping his patients understand their vision and look after their eye health. This passion was recognised in August 2010 when he received the Eyecare Plus Professional Recognition Award “for achieving the highest standards of practice”. This included further training at the Essilor University in Paris in multifocal spectacle lens designs and application. We were justly proud of this recognition of Jonathan’s dedication.

Whilst studying optometry Jonathan developed an interest in specialty contact lenses. This includes orthokeratology, the practice of providing a custom designed retainer lens that the patient only wears while they sleep each night. Jonathan pursues excellence in this specialty and has many happy patients enjoying clear vision all day with no glasses on contact lenses in. Jonathan says “I love the look of sheer joy when a patient finds they can see after removing their contact lenses.”

Jonathan has completed further training to register as a CASA Designated Optometrist. Jonathan also provides care for low vision patients and vision training when required for children with eye teaming difficulties.

Away from optometry, Jonathan has been the Bass Trombonist and Band Master for the Salvation Army Band at Southport for many years and recently joined the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra. Jonathan and Julie, his wife of 21 years, have three children.

Memberships:
Optometry Australia
Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia
Orthokeratology Society of Oceania

Certifications:
Civil Aviation Safety Authority Credentialed Optometrist (CASA)