The Beginning of

Our Story

Being first established in 1977, Fernando Lamas purchased this independent practice in February 2005. At first with a partner and then in 2008 solely owned, Fernando has been honoured and proud to serve the Northern Rivers Community ever since.


“ I love this area and the people who live here. My favourite time of year in the Northern Rivers, is Autumn. The clear, crisp mornings and the gorgeous blue skies. The Culture and open space only adds to my love for this area.”

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Dr Fernando Lamas

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Optometrists

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Dr Fernando Lamas

Behavioural Optometrist, Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber and Owner,
B.App.Sc (Optometry) (1st class Hons.), BSc (Anatomy),
Post Grad Cert. (Ocular Therapeutics), Post. Grad. (Behav. Optom - OEP).
Awards : Awarded Optometrists Association Australia (QLD & NT Division) Clinical Excellence Award / Awarded Clinical Equipment Prize, for best performance by a student in clinical optometry

Having been in the industry since 1999, Fernando has gained a vast knowledge of general optometric care and specialized fields. Being one of the first therapeutically qualified optometrists in the NSW, he is able to treat conditions such as eye infections, foreign body removal, glaucoma and allergies. Striving to be as up to date with education as possible, Fernando regularly attends lectures at educational institutions and conferences both in Australia and overseas. He has also given several lectures and supervised clinical students both in the optometric and medical fields. Fernando recently completed all the post-graduate units of Behavioural Optometry training offered through the American OPTOMETRIC EXTENSION PROGRAM. This has taught him that vision is not just about the eye . It is more about how the eyes work together, how the eyes work with the rest of the body, and how the brain puts all that information together.
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Dr Katrina Daley

Clinical Optometrist, Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber,
B.App, Sc. (Optom),
Post Grad Cert. (Ocular Therapeutics).
Locally born and raised, Katrina began her optometrical career with a degree from the University of Technology in Brisbane QLD. She then worked on the shores of Townsville before returning home to the Northern Rivers. She has a keen interest in neuro- Optometry and ocular diseases. She is a vastly experienced Optometrist and has completed her clinical studies in therapeutic optometry. This has expanded her scope of practicing to include treating eye infections, foreign body removal, glaucoma and allergies.
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Dr Gemma Ji

Optometrist, Ophthalmic Medicines Prescriber,
B.Optom (Hons 1st).
Gemma joined Lamas and Brown Optometrists in early 2019. Whilst completing her Bachelor of Optometry degree (First Class Honours) at Auckland University, Gemma also participated in clinical research on progressive myopia (shortsightedness). She continues to have a keen interest in myopia control including its management using orthokeratology contact lenses. Gemma is therapeutically qualified and has experience in removing ocular foreign bodies and prescribing medications for the treatment of eye infections, allergies and glaucoma. Gemma receives great satisfaction by providing patients with clear vision- having previously been significantly shortsighted, she can remember how remarkable it was seeing the world with 20-20 vision for the first time.

Vision Therapists

Having a wonderful duo of teaching and optical backgrounds, Katherine and Rhonda make a great combination of therapists for our vision therapy programs. The success with their therapy has only made this program stronger and stronger each month. Offering skills that are not readily available anywhere else in the area they are often booked months in advance.

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Katherine Lamas

Primary school teacher
B.Ed (Early childhood) ACBO Vision therapist

Optical Dispensers

Having completed their tertiary level qualifications, the Optical dispensers at Lamas and Brown Optometrists have the expertise and experience, to ensure that you will receive the best lenses and frames for your needs. Also having a high level of training in Optical fashion, they will make certain you will look your best. They regularly attend the trade fairs of the spectacle fashion houses and keep up to date with their education by frequently attending courses.

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Jenny Harvey

Optical Dispenser / Lismore Store Manager
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Maree Lynn

Optical Dispenser / Casino Store Manager
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Annette Jones

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Anton Meyers

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Rhonda Harvey

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Amelia Blasche

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Trina Furchtman

Optical Receptionists
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Megan Perin

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