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Our Staff

Dr. Jack Guan

BSc, O.D, Principle Optometrist, Director

Dr Jack Guan is a primary eye care provider and a full-scope optometrist graduating with Doctor of Optometry from the University of Melbourne. He has completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Auckland in 2010 in Biomedical Sciences.

Jack has undergone extensive training in general areas of ocular pathology, binocular vision and low vision. He has a special clinical interest in dry eyes and glaucoma. Dr Guan is one of the first eye care practitioners to introduce IPL treatment for patients suffering from chronic dry eyes in Canberra.

He has recently acquired Capital Eye; state-of-the-art practice in Barton where he consults alongside with ophthalmologists to ensure his patients are provided with the utmost care. He is currently working on further upgrading his practice equipment to introduce the first glaucoma clinic in Canberra*.

Dr Guan is the lead optometrist at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service in Narrabundah where he provides Primary Eye Care to the Indigenous patients on Fridays. He is also a member of the Aboriginal Eye Health Advisory Group for ACT/NSW in association with the Rural Doctors Network. He is involved in the Retinal Camera rollout project by Brien Holden Vision Institute to provide training and upskilling sessions to local GPs and health practitioners.

He is involved in Phelophepa Health Train project, providing eye care in remote areas of South Africa. He is a professional member of the American Optometric Association, Optometry Association of Australia, Corneal and Contact Lens Society of Australia and the Australian College of Optometry. Outside optometry, he is a current Board Member of the Canberra Aero Club and promoting General Aviation in the ACT.

* Dr Guan is now accepting new patients at his new practice in Barton. He is therapeutically qualified to manage primary eye diseases and provide baseline eye examinations for your patients with diabetes and Plaquenil use. We have a fully-equipped foreign body removal kit and accept same-day appointments for ocular emergencies and red-eyes. Our practice and services are built on trust, integrity and respect; values in-line with your practice ethos.

Bailee Parker-Phillips

Practice Manager

Bailee is a Canberra local, born and raised, and has been in Optics since 2015.

She has worked in many different areas in the industry and is very passionate about finding the perfect balance of function and fashion for every client she has the pleasure of meeting.

Outside of the 9-5, she enjoys watching a chilling true crime documentary or scouting for a good cup of coffee at a new cafe.

Bailee is a proud mother of her fur baby Obi, who always keeps her on her toes!

Stephanie Mitris

Stephanie is a therapeutically- qualified optometrist graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2009. Since then she has worked in private practice in Australia and Scotland practising full scope optometry. She has a keen interest in dry eye management, complex contact lens fittings and myopia control.

Outside of work, when Stephanie is not chasing her young daughter around, she enjoys drinking good coffee and exploring the many galleries, museums and walking trails Canberra has to offer.

Shelley Ardern

Clinical Coordinator, Dispensing Optician

Shelley started her journey in Optics in Canberra in 2012. She completed her Certificate 4 in Optical Dispensing with Distinction in 2014. She has worked as a Dispenser in various places where she has gained valuable experience to be able to provide quality care and advice tailored to our patients.

Shelley is our Practice Manager at Capital Eye since 2015 and will be able to assist you with any queries regarding your visit to our practice.

Outside of work she likes listening to music and going for trips to the coast to visit her family.

Erica Lostroh

BMediaComm, Clinical Assistant and Media Liaison Officer

With over 14 years’ experience, Erica is the go-to for advice on lenses and frame selection. Erica loves sport and is involved with heavily with cricket and golf and can understand all your eyewear needs for weekend activities.

While working in the optical industry in both retail and wholesale positions, Erica completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications to further assist in engaging with her local community.

She can often be found in the wild with a glass of wine on a weekend or out with her wolfhound cross dog.

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