Welcome to Central Park Optical

Central Park Optical, previously known as Chris McDonald Optometrists, was opened in 1985 and has been running for the last 30 years. It is an independent practice that is dedicated to providing the best eye care to all ages, in style.

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Emma Laverty

Emma graduated from Melbourne University in 1992. Her first job was in rural Victoria, Horsham. She then spent time working with independent optometrists in Melbourne and Adelaide. Returning back to Melbourne with her husband and 2 children she worked as a locum for Chris and then settled at National Pharmacies Optical. Emma bought Chris’s practice with Gill in May 2014. Emma has interests in children’s vision, contact lenses and general optometry.

Gillian Harrison

Gill has had over 20 years of experience as a dispenser and stylist in the optical industry.

Gill and Emma first met while working for an independent optometrist in Adelaide. Gill managed the practice which grew to 3 practices over time. When she and her husband moved to Melbourne 12 years ago, again she worked with Emma in the practice she was managing. Together, Gill and Emma, purchased Central Park Optical in 2014.

Gill particularly loves the fashion and styling side of optometry.

Robyn Morrow

Robyn has worked extensively as an optometrist with Christopher McDonald over the years and we are thrilled to now have her with us on a regular basis.

Claire Jackson

Since graduating from Melbourne University in 1993, Claire has worked in many different practices in Melbourne.
The majority of her early professional years were spent in the heart of the CBD, and since having children she has worked part time in private practices closer to home.

Claire completed a post graduate certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2002.
Claire enjoys working part time as a general optometrist and looking after her family.