348 Hampton St, Hampton, VIC, 3188

P: 03 9598 1220

F: 03 9521 9265

E: reception@hamptoneyecare.com.au

8:30am - 6:00pm, Monday – Friday

Gutteridge, Douglas and Wells Optometrists is an independent practice providing comprehensive eye examinations by experienced Optometrists. Our goal is always to provide professional and relevant advice on eye health and vision, and to offer a complete range of optical and therapeutic solutions. We have been dedicated to looking after the eyecare needs of our local community for over 60 years. Oh, and we have a sensational range of glasses!

Ian Gutteridge

Ian joined the practice in 1976, and became a partner a year later. He holds a teaching position as Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, with lectures in eye disease. He is qualified to prescribe ocular therapeutic medication and has lectured in Ocular Therapeutics courses in Queensland and New Zealand. His interests include ocular diseases and inflammation, and teaching the next generation of Optometrists.

Ian lives in Sandringham with his wife Debbie. They have two children. He has a very keen interest in the Melbourne footy club, Fiji, and skiing overseas. Golf is his other passion, and he spends much of his spare time at Kingston Heath golf club, trying to keep his handicap near to his wife's!

Ian Douglas
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Ian joined the practice in 1987, after graduating from Melbourne University and working in London for twelve months. He became a partner in 1988. He is a senior lecturer at the University and is also registered to prescribe ocular therapeutic drugs. He is a member of the Aviation Medical Society. His special interests include contact lenses and ocular disease.

Ian lives in Hampton with wife, Rosemary, and their two sons, Matthew and Andrew. His second home is his workshop, where he hammers, drills and welds to his heart's content. Don't ask him about classic cars unless you are in the mood for a long conversation!

Matthew Wells
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Matthew became a partner of the practice in 2005, after starting work here in 1999. He spends one day per fortnight at Melbourne University in his role as a clinical instructor to the final year optometry students. Matthew is qualified to prescribe ocular therapeutic medication and has completed an advanced course in children's vision. He has a keen interest in paediatric optometry and contact lenses.

Matthew lives in Hampton East with his wife, Ros, and two young children, Anna and Xavier. Matthew has traveled to a number of interesting places around the world, with Zimbabwe, South America and Cyprus among them. On the weekend he can often be found watching his beloved Carlton footy team.

Katrina Koenig
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Katrina started working with us in 2013, however she has been a patient of the practice since 1994.
Katrina graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Optometry, and went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry whilst working at the Australian College of Optometry. She is qualified to prescribe ophthalmic medications. She has special interests in paediatrics and ocular disease.

Katrina has worked to deliver optometry services to remote and disadvantaged communities throughout Australia and has also traveled to Tanzania and Vanuatu as part of eyecare programs.

Katrina lives in Brighton East with her husband, Adrian, and their two sons, Sam and Oliver. In her spare time she takes great delight in flying through the air on the flying trapeze.


Marianthi has been working in the optical industry for over 25 years. She is an expert at helping you choose the perfect pair of glasses!

She helps keep our frame range colourful and current, and is always on the lookout for new styles.

Marianthi loves overseas travel and is a bit of a film buff.


After over 20 years working in the optical industry, Dani has a wealth of experience regarding spectacle frames and lenses.

She particularly loves helping kids with their glasses selection, and is great at making sure the frames are comfortable, durable and fun!

Dani is heavily involved in the local school community.


Yvette is an experienced receptionist and bookkeeper. She has worked in a variety of industries in the past, from real estate to radio, so she can adapt to anything! Yvette is very active in the local community and is heavily involved with Hampton lifesaving club. She also enjoys sea kayaking with her husband and kids.


Andrea has been the smiling face at the front reception desk for several years now. She has been a local bayside resident all her life, and enjoys working close to home! She is a keen traveler and enjoys heading off overseas. She barracks for Richmond, but is still quite a nice person!

Practice History

A short history of our optometry practice

Ian Gutteridge, Ian Douglas and Matthew Wells, the current optometrists at 348 Hampton St, have great pleasure in acknowledging David Cockburn as the founder of the practice and for his innovation and leadership in setting the practice’s style and clinical model. We believe those strong principles are still evident today. We owe him a great debt of gratitude.

David began solo practice in 1951 as a new graduate a few houses along in Hampton St. In 1955, he purchased the present property and modified it into optometry rooms, while his mother lived in the other half of the house. In the 1970s, a second consulting room was added with David looking for some part-time assistance. In 1975, David approached Ian Gutteridge, then in 4th year optometry school, to become an associate in 1976.

This association proved to be very successful and the practice became known as Cockburn and Gutteridge in 1977. The practice became busier and busier, and the need for another practitioner became very apparent. Ian Douglas, also a Melbourne graduate, had been working both in London and at the Victorian College of Optometry. He accepted an invitation to become a partner in 1988 – the practice now became Cockburn, Gutteridge and Douglas.

David had a deep and abiding interest in developing the profession of optometry in Australia. He was one of the first Australian optometrists to fit contact lenses and was the first Australian optometrist or ophthalmologist to use retinal photography. David, Ian, Ian and Matthew have all been involved in teaching in the Department of Optometry, University of Melbourne and the Australian College of Optometry. David and Ian Gutteridge were appointed Associate Professors in 1999.

David was fortunate enough to have his lunch cooked for him by his mother for many, many years. This was some compensation for time spent grinding and edging lenses after hours. These days, a major Melbourne optical laboratory allows us to get home at reasonable hours! We have also evolved our frame display from cabinets in each room wheeled up to the patient to the more spacious and stylish display in what had previously been David’s (and Matthew’s) consulting room.

David retired at 75 years young in 1999. Matthew Wells, another Melbourne graduate, joined as an associate in 2000 and became a partner in 2005 – the practice name became Gutteridge Douglas and Wells.

We have been very fortunate over many years to have the benefit of many loyal and hard-working staff members. We are also dedicated to continue, and develop, the legacy of David’s foresight of friendly, efficient optometric care.


348 Hampton St, Hampton, VIC, 3188

P: 03 9598 1220

F: 03 9521 9265

E: reception@hamptoneyecare.com.au

8:30am - 6:00pm, Monday – Friday