Optometrist, Gary Crerie, started the Bullcreek Optometrist practice in 1981. Gary has been a vital member of the optical community in WA, with a long history of driving growth in various organisations throughout WA.
Among his list of notable achievements, he served as the inaugural optical consultant to VisAbility (formerly Association for the Blind of WA), the inaugural chairman of peer groups Paediatric Interest group, OEP (WA), and Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists (WA), as well as the ProVision Board and Optometry WA Board for 15 years and 35 years respectively.
He has also served as the Vice President at Dyslexia SPELD Foundation (DSF), and is currently serving as the Chairman for the National ATSI Working group for Optometrists.
Outside of his busy schedule, he coaches the girls and now ladies soccer team. He also sets aside two weeks a year to work with Aboriginal communities in rural and remote WA and regularly assists at clinics for the homeless in Perth and Fremantle.
Darrell graduated in Johannesburg in 1986, and later worked in Zimbabwe and the UK, before migrating to Australia in 1999, where he worked as a partner in an independent practice for twelve years providing comprehensive optometric services to a wide range of patients.
He has a keen interest in multifocal contact lens fitting, Ortho-K and dry eye therapy. As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Darrell has taken an active role in the professional association for optometry, serving as President of Optometry Western Australia since 2009, and is currently Vice President of the national board of Optometry Australia.
In his spare time, Darrell plays a bit of guitar, loves all sport, and is a keen Crossfit participant, trainer and competitor.
Nicole completed her Optometry qualifications in the UK in 1999. Since then she has practised in Northern England, Albany and Perth. Nicole provides optometric care for young adults through to the elderly, including contact lens wearers.
Outside of work, Nicole has a busy family life and enjoys bike rides and the countryside.
Jill has worked as an Occupational Therapist for almost 30 years. Whilst attending a conference in Denver Colorado in 1986, Jill learned from global experts in visual perception and assessments and brought back cutting-edge techniques to introduce to the optometry community in WA. The skills she learned have since evolved but are widely used within our state, and Australia in general.
Bullcreek Optometrists specialises in visual processing assessments and Jill is still a leader in this field, training students in the assessment and treatment of visual processing and fine motor difficulties.
Alyssa is our manager and full time optical dispenser. Having completed her Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing and working in optics for 5 years, she has gained extensive knowledge on your eyewear solutions. She is a cheerful and friendly young lady who is an extremely valuable member of the Bullcreek Team.
Elloise comes to Bullcreek with extensive and unique experience in both independent optometry practices and a spectacle lens laboratory.
She can ensure you have the ideal personalised solutions. Once our optometrists have ensured your eye health and prescription needs are met, Elloise will make sure we find the optical solutions for fashion, fit and purpose. Look good , see great.
Michelle has worked as an optical dispenser at Bullcreek Optometrist since 2005. Her experience with children and having four grandchildren of her own has her exuding an undeniable motherly warmth, putting everybody at ease. If you're looking for styling expertise, you can count on Michelle to deliver!