Our Team

About Us. Vision Care Eye Centre. Our Team

 

Vision Care has been servicing the eyes of the Perth community for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on doing the best for each and every one of our patients. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience working in Optometry. 

Dr Andrew Nguyen (B. Biotech(Hons), O.D)  Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

Andrew completed a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Melbourne which included an internship at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

He has a strong interest in paediatric optometry, myopia control and specialty contact lenses. 

Having suffered from undiagnosed binocular vision problems which weren’t picked up until he began studying optometry, Andrew has developed strong interests in this area as he is able to both understand and empathise with his patients. He believes that no child should be disadvantaged at school. Having worked with some of the top paedatric optometrists and optometry practices in Western Australia, he has experience in helping children and adults with neurodiversity and learning difficulties. He really enjoys the challenge of working through individual problems as no two patients are alike.

In addition to practicing at Vision Care Eye Centre, you will also find him at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic, working in a private ophthalmology clinic and teaching as a clinical supervisor for the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Western Australia. Andrew has also worked in regional and metropolitan optometry practices across Australia, which has given him a diverse breadth of clinical experience. 

Andrew is also a strong advocate of optometry within the community and is currently serving as the Treasurer of Optometry Western Australia (OWA) Board, a committee member for the Early Careers Optometrists Western Australia (ECOWA), a committee member for the Optometry Advisory Board for the School of Allied Health at the University of Western Australia. He is also an active member of the Australiasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) and the Orthokeratology Society of Oceania (OSO). 

He is also an advocate of mental health and burnout and has written a few articles for Optometry Australia for R U Okay Day? If you are interested, his latest article can be found here.

Andrew has intermediate proficiency in Vietnamese. 

Dr Pricilla Ho (B.Sc, O.D) Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber

Pricilla completed a Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of Melbourne which included an internship abroad at the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry. With over 10 years of optical experience, she has worked in a variety of optometric settings as both an optical dispenser and optometrist including regional and interstate practices, public hospital and private ophthalmology clinics. 

Having had fast-progressing myopia and binocular vision problems when she was younger, this had led to her special interests in myopia control, binocular vision disorders and specialty contact lenses. 

Outside of Vision Care Eye Centre, Pricilla also works at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s ophthalmology outpatient clinic and Joondalup Eye Clinic. Having the experience of working alongside numerous brilliant ophthalmologists, this has given her extensive knowledge in the detection and management of retinal diseases. 

Pricilla is also a committee member of Early Careers Optometry Western Australia, an active member of Optometry Australia, Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) and OrthoKeratology Society of Oceania (OSO).

Apart from her optometry degree, Pricilla also holds a Bachelor of Science (University of Melbourne) with a double major in Microbiology and Immunology and Biotechnology.

Outside of work, you will find Pricilla cooking up a feast, trying new eateries or doing yoga to balance things out. 

Pricilla has intermediate proficiency in Cantonese and Mandarin. 

Melody Ridge (ACBO Certified Vision Therapist, Cert IV Optical Dispenser)

Melody has over 15 years of experience in the optical industry. She initially completed a Certificate IV in Optical dispensing and later transitioned into becoming a vision therapist after seeing the positive changes vision therapy had on patients. She completed her vision therapy accreditation through the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry (ACBO) and continues to hone her craft through ongoing education. She understands that no two individuals are the same and so she creates personalised vision therapy programs and adapts her approach as the patient progresses. 

Melody is an active member in the vision therapy community but when she’s not at Vision Care she likes to spend time with her family and two children. Melody is a prolific artist (according to her children) and outside of work, you will often see her in the water, enjoying one of the many beaches Perth has to offer.