Valery entered the optical industry after graduating from Melbourne University in 1997. She went on to further her qualifications by completing a Post Grad Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2002.
Her journey to reach Eyedentity Optometrists took her from working for one of the largest optical companies in Australia, to running a large private boutique practice for 8 years, to working with the elderly at nursing homes, to children’s visual screening at schools.
Her extensive knowledge within all members of the community allows her to be able to manage her patients individually and personally. Her love of fashion is represented with the exciting frame collections she chooses for the Carnegie practice.
Valery’s flair for fashion, her love of people and the medicine of optometry is what makes her love her role as an optometrist!
Senior Optical Dispenser
With over 17years experience within the optical industry, Mary is known for her exceptional customer service skills, and all embracing nature.
She has a particular love for the way the industry integrates optics and fashion and loves the challenge in helping a customer establish a new and exciting look.
“My greatest satisfaction is when a patient says they trust you. As a dispenser, that is the greatest compliment”.
Even though one of our youngest staff members, Peter has fully established himself as part of the Eyedentity team over the past 6 years. He works part time between the two stores, whilst also studying at university. He is a very eager staff member who loves helping our patients and customers find the perfect frame to suit their individual personality.
After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Julia together with her sister Liza started this family practice in 2003. Julia has a keen interest in new developments in the optical industry and in clinical research, regularly attending numerous conferences and courses to keep up to date.
Julia completed a Post Graduate course in Advanced Clinical Optometry specializing in Children’s vision, Contact Lenses and Low Vision. The Ocular Therapeutics degree also enables extensive knowledge to manage and treat numerous conditions including red and sore eyes.
Julia loves the fashion side of optics, regularly attending international trade fairs and selecting new styles and brands of glasses and sunglasses for the store.
Liza graduated from the University of Melbourne with a further degree in Advanced Clinical Optometry. Having specialised in Children’s vision, Contact lenses and Low vision, Liza completed her studies at the Australian College of Optometry and started working at a large multinational chain before opening the family practice with her sister Julia in 2003.
Liza continued to update her qualification by completing her Post Graduate Certificate in Ocular therapeutics, and enjoys treating and helping her patients with their red and uncomfortable eyes.
Liza loves the interaction with her patients, seeing the kids grow up into adults and getting to know their extended families. It’s rewarding to see so many patients return regularly to the practice.
Senior Optical Dispenser
As a qualified dispenser, you will find Gaby running the front of store in the busy Elsternwick practice.
Not only will he make you look good in your new stylish frames, but he will ensure that the frames are properly fitted and adjusted to your face and feel comfortable. With over 12 years optical experience, he has a vast grasp of latest technology in lens designs and materials to make your vision perfect! His service is second to none!! His keen eye on fashion, combined with his extensive knowledge, will not only leave you looking fantastic, but also seeing the world clearly!!
Christopher has been in the optical industry as an optical dispenser and frame stylist for the last 8 years. He has always worked in an up market, boutique style practices. His love of the vintage classic style is transferred in his love of meticulous frame selection to the suit the individual. His attention to detail and knowledge in the science of lenses, gives him the confidence to dispense any glasses and any lens design to our patients to achieve the perfect result.