Here is Our Team


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!

Angie Ehrler

My name is Angie; 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.

Amanda Slaght

My name is Amanda; 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.

Jesse Dueck

A licensed optician for two years, Jesse has been working in the optical industry since 2012. Originally hailing from Tofield, Jesse now calls Red Deer home and has been youth leading locally for the past seven years.

Scott Ripley

I’ve been in the industry for roughly 7 years. I have a passion for the technical aspect of the industry. I enjoy dealing with unique cases which require problem solving and higher thinking, and allow me to use my complete skill set that I have acquired over my career.

Hugo Diaz

Meet Hugo, our Spanish-speaking Student Optician who has been in the optical industry for four years. He has vast knowledge out on the floor and in our lab. With great customer skills, in fact, he’s been a sales person for most of his life. At the age of 11, Hugo was selling food in the streets of Ecuador to help his family. Hugo is passionate about the needs and goals of his patients. In his spare time, Hugo enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, camping and fishing.

Melissa Stone

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 travelling and spending time with my family. The best part about my job is being a part of such a great team.

Eyewear Experts

4924 59 ST
Red Deer, AB, T4N 2N1 

Phone: 403-347-7889

Fax: 403-347-7724



Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sunday Closed

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  • Red Deer and surrounding areas

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