About us

At Insight Optometrists we are proud of our reputation for excellence in eye care for discerning customers. We are honoured to have been entrusted with caring for the vision of families across Brisbane’s western suburbs, many of whom have been with us from the day our doors first opened in Indooroopilly Shoppingtown in 1996.

Our customers followed us across the road to our current location in Lantos Place in 2002, stuck with us through the Shoppingtown redevelopment and are now enjoying our prime position adjacent to the newly opened David Jones and directly across the street from the new pedestrian plaza.

Memberships and Accreditations

Insight Optometrists is a VSP Provider, which means we have access to more amazing deals and health funds than ever before.

Insight Optometrists is also a member of Optometry Australia and an accredited member of Eyecare Plus Optometrists – a select group of clinically driven, independent optometrists across Australia who employ the most current techniques and instrumentation technology for eye examinations, services and products. As your trusted Indooroopilly optometrist, you can be assured of premium levels of professionalism and clinical expertise when it comes to caring for your eyes and vision.

Insight Optometrists proudly supports Optometry Giving Sight – Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need. Your donations allow Optometry Giving Sight to fund the solution by supporting programs that:

  •     Train – local eye care professionals and;
  •     Establish – vision centres for sustainability to;
  •     Deliver – eye care and low cost glasses.

Our Team

Dr Jan Coetzee, Optometrist

Dr Jan CoetzeeOur founding optometrist at Insight Optometrists, Dr Jan Coetzee is a therapeutically qualified optometrist, who started Insight in 1996 with a business philosophy based on personal service and comprehensive eye care. Backed by his 30 years' experience running his own practices in South Africa and Australia, this philosophy is at the core of Insight's success as a business. Jan initially qualified in South Africa in 1985 and was in private practice for seven years before obtaining his MBCO (UK) from the University of Manchester. He moved to the US for full-time studies and obtained his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry (Boston) in 1995, before relocated with his wife and two daughters to Brisbane and setting up Insight Optometrists. The practice specialises in general family eyecare, binocular vision, child vision care, rigid contact lenses, soft and multifocal contact lenses, and also in the diagnosis, prevention and early treatment of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.

Rebecca Smith & Annette Smith

Rebecca and Annette are the friendly faces of Insight's personal service to clients. Staffing the front office, these Brisbane West locals have been involved in optometry for more than 7 and 30 years respectively and enjoy nothing better than the happy smiles they receive when assisting clients in finding the perfect pair of frames to suit their needs. At the heart of our practice, they also assist with specialist advice on all eyecare needs, spectacle lenses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

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