Brett JenkinsonPrincipal Optometrist | BOptom FAAO GradCertOcTher
Brett completed his Bachelor of Optometry degree at Melbourne University, graduating in 2001. His first job was with Laubman & Pank Optometrists in Kingaroy.
While there, he met his wife, Carmen. They were married in 2004 and moved to Hobart for a fresh start in 2006.
In Hobart, Brett became the youngest partner of the largest locally-owned Optometry group, Total Eyecare. He took an active role in the Optometry Association and became Tasmanian President in 2012.
Also while in Hobart, Brett became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and completed his Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics, allowing him to prescribe optical medicines.
In November 2017 Brett was appointed to the Board of Directors of ProVision, a national member organisation supporting over 400 independent optometrists.
During his almost 20 year career, Brett has developed a keen interest in contact lenses, orthokeratology (overnight contact lenses for short-sightedness that allow lens-free daytime vision) and in particular found a challenge in complex cornea and contact lens fitting.
With their two children, Sean and Amelia, Brett and Carmen return home to Brisbane in June 2017 to build upon the success of Kay and David Webster’s long-running practice.
Felicity SklavosOptometrist | BApp Sc (Optom) (Hons) Grad Cert Oc Ther
Felicity completed her Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry) degree with First Class Honours from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2006. She obtained her Post-Graduate Diploma in Ocular Therapeutics from QUT in 2010.
Felicity is therapeutically qualified, allowing her to prescribe ophthalmic medicines, and has a strong interest in paediatric eye care, myopia control and specialty contact lenses.
She is an aligned optometrist with the Queensland Children’s Hospital, where she also currently works part time.
Felicity’s professional experience ranges from rural independent practice, to metropolitan clinical ophthalmology and private practice. In 2021, Felicity is completing her Advanced Certificate in Children’s Vision through the Australian College of Optometry, Victoria.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and outdoor activities with her young family.
Julie HigginsPractice Manager
Julie joined the Optometry industry in 2013 after 23 years as an Australia Post employee.
Since joining the optical world, she has worked as an Optical Dispenser and front office team member for a Behavioural Optometrist on the Brisbane northside.
In 2017 she obtained her qualification as a Vision Therapist through the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry. Her role as Vision Therapist allows her the opportunity to help adults and children alike, to retrain their visual system and brain to work more effectively together.
Julie has a 14 year old son, 1 Mini Dachshund, 2 cats, 4 Cockatiels and 2 Budgies and so understands the challenges that life throws us as a working parent.
Since joining Fresh Vision in March 2021, she has taken on the role as Practice Manager. “I am so excited to have had to opportunity to join such an amazing and welcoming team of people. I am blessed to be able to assist Brett to grow a practice that can guide and support customers with their visual needs. The customer at Fresh Vision are just beautiful people and I look forward to going to work every day”.
Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and training to Fresh Vision Optometrists.
Melissa is a qualified optical dispenser and mechanic, and provides an exceptional customer service experience for all of our patients.
After taking time off to support her husband in his military service and raise their daughter, Melissa has recently returned to optics.
We’re proud to be able to provide cutting-edge optometry to the residents of Everton Park, Everton Hills, McDowall, Stafford, Bridgeman Downs, Enoggera, Alderley, Mitchelton and surrounds.
Taryn BellOptical Assistant
Taryn began working in optics in 2018 and is an experienced allied health receptionist.
Taryn and her husband are parents to 3 teenage children and 4 guinea pigs. She has a keen interest in fitness and swimming and supports her children through their competitive swimming careers. She enjoys helping patients to find the perfect frame and has a flair for colour and design.
Carmen JenkinsonOperations Manager
Carmen came to optometry via husband, Brett when she started providing some marketing support to Total Eyecare ‘on the side’. When ‘on the side’ turned into ‘Marketing Manager’, her former fundraising career fell away.
Carmen’s work life began in the not-for-profit sector after graduating from QUT with a Business degree. Fundraising for organisations including The Salvation Army, Cancer Council, and Diabetes Tasmania led her to a Directorship with the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
In amongst that, Carmen & Brett had two delightful children, Sean (10) and Amelia (8). You might see the Jenkinson kids around the practice after school!
You’ll find Carmen working in the practice, helping with frame selection and dispensing as well as marketing and business operations for Fresh Vision.