About Us

Ross Brown Optometrist is a locally owned and operated practice with 4 convenient locations on the Central Coast of NSW. Ross has over 20 years of experience in the industry.

Whether you are looking for prescription glasses, contact lenses or fashionable sunglasses, our friendly staff are always on hand to give you expert guidance and personalised advice on all your eyewear and eye care needs.

We have great value packages starting at just $99. This includes stock single vision lenses made to your prescription and a wide selection of modern frames to choose from.


Our Staff

Ross Brown

Ross Brown has been serving the Central coast and Newcastle community as a local optometrist since 1992. Having worked with many of the larger optical companies in the past, Ross is a strong believer in independent locally owned optometry to provide better choice and advice for our patients. Key interests in macular degeneration and diabetic eye health.
Ross is available at our Lakehaven, Belmont, Tuggerah and Wyong store.

Wai Yoong Chin

Wai Yoong has a Bachelor of Optometry from UNSW(HON) and she has been working as an Optometrist for almost 30 years. She mainly works from our Belmont store.

Peter Kozmin

Peter recently joined RBO in March 2018 as our Belmont Store Manager and is a qualified optical dispenser with over 20 years experience. He recently moved to the Hunter region with his young family from Sydney. He is looking forward to getting to know the people from the Belmont/Newcastle area and offering a high level of service and assistance when purchasing your next pair of spectacles.

Geoff Herron

Geoff is our locum optometrist who graduated in 1985 from UNSW with 1st class honours. He has worked across Sydney, Dubbo and the Central Coast for the last 18 years. His special interests include Ocular Disease and Contact lens fitting.
Geoff is available at our Lakehaven and Tuggerah store.

Sarah Gormley

Sarah is our Tuggerah Store Manager, has worked in the optical industry since 1997, and doing it right the first time is essential. Her focus is on customer service and providing all patients with the best option so together an informed decision can be made regarding all your eye care needs.

Elicia Perks

Elicia is our Lake Haven Store Manager and joined RBO in July 2016. She has extensive customer service knowledge working in that industry for 26 years. She is currently studying to improve her optical knowledge and is looking forward to promoting our flagship store.

Karen Fitzgerald

Karen has grown up on the Central Coast and has worked in the optical industry for over 40 years. She is a qualified optical dispenser and has owned and operated a successful business of her own. Joining the RBO team as Area Manager she will be in charge of the smooth running and promotion of all four stores ensuring every patient receives first rate care.

Simon Watson

Simon completed his Optometry training in New Zealand in 1999. After consulting in private practice and teaching optometry students for 2 years in Auckland, he relocated to Sydney. An opportunity arose for Simon to move to Newcastle as a co-director of a private practice in 2003. Whilst working full time he completed his Post Graduate Ocular Therapeutics training at the University of NSW in 2012. He has a particular interest in Ocular Therapeutics and the prescribing of medication to treat eye disease.
Simon is available at our Lakehaven, Belmont and Tuggerah store.