Dr Gareth Fernandes matriculated from the Edenvale High School in 1999. He graduated from the Wits Medical School in 2005. He obtained various prizes as the top student in pharmacology, medical genetics and physics during his training in the Wits Medical School. He did his Internship at the Pretoria Academic Hospital in 2006.
In 2007 he did his community service at the Kalafong Hospital in Family Medicine
In 2008 he commenced his Ophthalmology training as a Medical Officer at the St John’s Hospital and passed his primary exams for his Fellow of the College Ophthalmology in May that year. He completed his Diploma in the Ophthalmology exam in September 2009.
He commenced his training as registrar in 2010 and qualified as Ophthalmologist in January 2015, whereas he obtained the Justin van Selm Medal for being the top student in the FC Ophthalmology final exams for the College of Medicine of South Africa that year.
Dr Fernandes was invited to join the Visiomed team shortly after he qualified and has gone into practice with Dr Daniel Kritzinger in both his Bedfordview and Northcliff practices. He is well trained to deal with most general ophthalmic surgery and diseases like cataracts, common eye diseases, medical retinopathy and other, but has a special interest in neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus- and oculoplastic ophthalmology.