Rosewall McCarthy Optometrists in Johannesburg
The Rosewall-McCarthy Optometrists in Johannesburg opened it’s doors in April 2010 and has remained in the same location since inception. Our practice strives to combine state-of-the-art technology with clinical education and excellence, offering you professional service in a family-centric setting. Our patients’ visual acuity and eye health are of paramount concern to us!
Why choose our optometrists in Johannesburg
Over the years we have cultivated strong relationships with top eye surgeons and doctors. We continue to grow and receive many referrals from Ophthalmologists, GPs, teachers, the local community and people from afar that seek our more specialized services. We also affiliate ourselves with reputable suppliers in order to offer quality goods with excellent warranties and after sale service.
We pride ourselves in our friendly and methodical service. Our team works in sync to give you the all round positive experience.
Meet our team members:
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Catherine is the owner and principle Optometrist of Rosewall-McCarthy Optometrist. She qualified as an Optometrist with Diagnostic privileges in 2005 from R.A.U, now known as the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Diagnostic privileges allow for dilated eye exams to evaluate the eye health, cycloplegic refractions to assess for hidden eye prescriptions and other medications to evaluate the eye in greater detail. After practicing for a few years in Johannesburg, Catherine went abroad to Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean-West Indies). It was here that she gained invaluable clinical skills and insight, as this region has a high prevalence of glaucoma, keratoconus, diabetes related eye diseases and many unusual eye conditions. After living and working in Trinidad for 2 years, Catherine went on to do her United Kingdom Optometry qualification, in which she was the top
student. Later that year, she opened the practice in partnership in 2010 and
went on to become sole owner in 2015.
Catherine has a special interest in child vision, contact lenses, keratoconus
and ocular infections and diseases.
She has completed additional education in Advanced Child Eye Care through
the Paediatric Training Academy in 2016 and 2021. She is currently studying
through, and a member of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists
( BABO). She is also doing an additional International Behavioural Optometry
course which commenced in 2022 through OPSIS. Behavioural Optometry
evaluates visual processing, how the human responds to the environment
and addresses special needs in learning difficulties and reading issues.
She has done various short courses on advanced contact lens fitting and fits
Rigid/Hard Contact lenses and Scleral contact lenses.
She has also completed her Ocular Therapeutics Diploma examinations with
Distinction via the State University of New York in 2021 and awaits to be
allocated to a public hospital to complete her 600 hours part time. Ocular
Therapeutics allows Catherine to prescribe higher schedule medications for
eye infections and allows her to do small procedures in the chair such as
removing foreign bodies from the cornea, removing blockages, etc.
Catherine makes it her mission to keep up with advances in ocular health and
is passionate about Optometry. She is attentive, patient and loves children. She is a mom to twin boys born December 2019, enjoys reading and when
she is able to fit it in, she plays tennis and runs.
Catherine is registered with the:
Health Professions Council of South Africa( HPCSA)
General Optical Council of the United Kingdom (GOC)
Catherine is a member of the :
South African Optometric Association ( SAOA),
College of Optometrists in the United Kingdom
British Association of Behavioural optometrists( BABO)
Lara is an Optometrist and qualified from R.A.U. (now U.J.) in 1994. Lara did her diagnostic privileges through the New England College of Optometry in1997 and is able to use certain eye drugs to evaluate the eye in greater detail.
She has an interest in ocular disease and enjoys using our new Ocular
Coherence Tomographer ( OCT) that detects early changes. Lara particularly
enjoys interacting with her elderly clients and strives to give her patients a
better quality of life through vision.
Her hobbies are needlework and running and she appreciates the arts and
loves to travel. She speaks English and Serbian.
Lara is registered with the:
Health Professions Council of South Africa
Lara is a member of the:
Sadheer is our practice manager and has been with the practice since we
opened in 2010. He’s been in the optical industry for close to 20 years and
has a business management degree through UNISA.
He loves meeting new people, building relationships and finding and
exceeding the needs of our patients.
He prides himself on efficiency and always knows what is going on in all
aspects of the business. He is also skilled with frame repairs and adjustments
and has a vast knowledge of available spectacle lenses and coatings.
Sadheer finds joy in fishing, gardening and spending time with family and
Karen is an optical assistant and has been in the industry for over 20 years.
She has a diploma in public relations and a passion for people. Karen is great
at choosing the right frame for your face and fitting it correctly. Karen also
does contact lens instructions and is extremely patient and caring .
She is really friendly, a good listener and empathetic. She loves baking and is
a dog lover. Karen is multi-lingual, she can speak English, Afrikaans and
German. When you speak to Karen, rest assured that you are in very capable
Amanda is our newest team member. She has been in Optics for over 20
years and worked for a major lens manufacturer for 7 of those years. Amanda
knows her spectacle lenses very well and is the right person to advise on
whether you need to thin your lenses or go with a more personalised lens
option. Not only does she have extensive optical experience but she is warm and very helpful.
Amanda did her Professional Practice Assistant certificate with R.A.U ,now
known as the University of Johannesburg in 2001. She speaks Afrikaans and
English ,enjoys arts and crafts and is a big Rugby fan.