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Philip C Ripley
I started in the optical industry in Lethbridge in 1978, beginning my career with Imperial Optical manufacturing lenses. In 1982, I moved to Expert Edging and expanded my optical manufacturing knowledge. Several years later, I was recruited by Tech Cite, one of Alberta’s largest lens manufacturing labs. Several years later, I moved into the retail aspect, obtaining my certification in eyeglass dispensing, contact lens fitting and eye testing. I also worked in the refractive surgery industry. Currently, I enjoy being the owner and operator of Eyewear Experts and working with my great staff!
I started my interests with my prior 2 years’ experience doing pre-testing in the ophthalmology field. For the last year, I have also been doing the pre-tests with our patients at Eyewear Experts. I also enjoy helping customers select frames and lenses that suit their own personal look and needs.
I love being a part of the Eyewear Experts family.
I started in the optical industry in early 2009, beginning my career with Sears optical working as a part-time sales associate. Taking an interest in optics I decided to expand my knowledge by entering into my Optical Sciences diploma through NAIT. Completing the course in June 2011, I became a licensed registered Optician. With the closure of Sears, I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to have continued my career with such an amazing, family-orientated group of experienced people. It is refreshing to be a part of a team that genuinely cares about its staff and customers’ needs.
I am a Spanish-speaking Student Optician who has been in the optical industry since 2015. I have experience in the store and lab. I have always been keen on sales, when I was 11 years old I used to sell food in the streets of Ecuador to help my family. I’m passionate about the needs and goals of our patients. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping and fishing.
Admin & Optical Assistant
I’m an ophthalmic assistant here at Eyewear Experts. I’ve been in the industry since 2015, and have a wide variety of skills from administrative to pretesting and working with patients. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. The best part about my job is being a part of such a great team.
I’ve been in this amazing industry since 2009. I’ve started working in the lab, then went out helping patients and got hooked. In my many years of practice I worked beside, the best opticians, optometrist and frame consultants. It was then in 2016 I decided to take my schooling with NAIT and even ended up in the honor role. I also enjoy spending time with family, friends, having fun in life.
I began my Optical career in 1994. In my optical career I’ve worked at different opticals as a licensed optician from Alberta to Nova Scotia. Settling back in Alberta, I was at Sears optical for several years and am so happy to find a close family group to join here at Eyewear Experts.