Gerry & Johnson Optometrists, owned by high profile clinical optometrist, peer educator and researcher, Dr Kate Gifford, has joined George & Matilda Eyecare.
The move will enable Dr Gifford to continue her clinical work and pursue her interest in educating peers in Australia and overseas, while George & Matilda Eyecare manages the business aspects of her Brisbane CBD practice.
Becoming a part of the George & Matilda Eyecare group gives me the ability to dedicate more of my time to being a clinician, an educator and researcher
My practice team and I have a laser sharp focus on providing high quality, full scope optometric care, with a fundamental driver of creating happy and loyal patients who trust us to meet their individual needs with diligence and care. I am confident that a partnership with George & Matilda Eyecare will see this continue,” said Dr Gifford.
“I have owned and operated my practice for over 12 years. With so much evolution in the knowledge, technology and business landscapes over that time, it is crucial for optometrists and their practices to stay at the cutting edge. Becoming a part of the George & Matilda Eyecare group gives me the ability to dedicate more of my time to being a clinician, an educator and researcher, provide new opportunities for my staff, and ensure that our patients continue to receive the pinnacle of eye care which they’ve come to expect of us at Gerry & Johnson Optometrists in a supported business environment.”
Dr Gifford said she also hopes joining George & Matilda will enable her to expand her influence on changing clinical practice patterns in Australia and around the world, especially in paediatric optometry practice and myopia management. She will continue to work alongside her optometrist husband Dr Paul Gifford, through their internationally recognised online portal, Myopia Profile.