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Jesse Nixon, Behavioural Optometrist, Orthokeratologist at Panoptic Vision Lake Cathie

Jesse Nixon

Behavioural Optometrist, Orthokeratologist
B.VisSc M.ClinOptom; Therapeutically Endorsed

Jesse is an optometrist who has moved up from Sydney, and is excited for his work (and the beaches!) in the Mid-North Coast.

He completed a Masters of Clinical Optometry at UNSW in 2020, and worked in full-scope and behavioural optometry practices in Sydney before moving up to Lake Cathie in 2022. During his time at university, he visited (and fell in love with) Panoptic Vision and the Mid-North Coast whilst on placement. That, combined with remote eye care trips to Outback NSW and Nepal meant he knew he’d be leaving the city behind.

He has a passion for children’s vision as he himself has needed glasses from a young age and spent many hours in the optometrist’s chair as a kid. He loves to make eye-tests fun and engaging for children of all ages so that no child misses out on the care they need. He is also a member of the Australian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO) and is excited to bring his passion and knowledge of myopia, vision therapy and lazy eye along to the Panoptic team.

He has lots of experience in wearing, fitting and teaching about many types of contact lenses, including orthokeratology “night contacts” which he himself has been wearing since 2016. He believes that anyone can learn to use, and benefit from, contact lenses, whether young or old!

He is therapeutically endorsed, meaning he is able to write prescriptions for medical eye drops and manage conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration in conjunction with eye specialists. He also has an interest in dry eye, and loves to educate his patients on how to keep their eyes healthy and comfortable with both medicinal and non-medicinal therapies.

During his time as a student he also worked as dispenser and optical assistant, meaning he has more than 5 years of experience in frame selection, lens designs and keeping up with the latest in optical technologies. He uses this knowledge to ensure he always prescribes the best spectacles for his patients.


Jesse loves being an optometrist and living on the Mid-North Coast. In his spare time, he loves being at the beach, cooking all sorts of food, and he is a member of the Camden Haven concert band and attends a local church. He is keen to share his passion and provide great eye care for all his patients, no matter how big or small.

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