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What Our Clients Say?

Read what our happy customers tell about our services:

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Good Customer Service

5 Stars

“Everyone was very nice. Special shout-out to Lisa for helping me pick my frames and making sure I was comfortable with my decision making. Made sure they fit my face nicely and it was the style I exactly wanted. She ended up having them ready in under an hour. Very good customer service, would definitely recommend Lisa to family and friends :)”

-    Sarah T.

Amazing Staff

5 Stars

“Best place in RedDeer to get your eye exam and glasses. I have never laughed so hard getting my eye examination, they made it a fun experience. Staff are absolutely amazing, friendly and honest. Big selection of eyewear at reasonable prices. What I honestly like about the staff is they’re not out to push you to buy the most expensive glasses like most places I’ve been to. They genuinely want to help you get what you can afford 💕” 

-    Marci H.

Highly Recommend

5 Stars

“I went to Eyewear Experts knowing nothing about glasses. I got the pair and a spare set. I was there every day for about 2 week’s trying by to get them set up to see properly. One set just wouldn’t work so I had to get a different frame. Lisa helped me from the beginning. I thought she would get sick of seeing me because I’m sure I was there constantly for about 4 months lol. But I can now, a year and a half later, if need be, pop in and Lisa gets my glasses realigned and clean!! I love her!! She is knowledgeable, funny and very friendly! Highly recommend Lisa at Eyewear Experts!”

-    Chiara

Pleasant Experience

5 Stars

“The atmosphere in this optical was amazing, everyone on this team made my family and I feel incredibly welcome and were extremely helpful. Mr. Ripley and Amanda helped us with absolutely any questions we had and guided us all in finding the perfect frames. We had a very pleasant experience here and I strongly recommend Eyewear Experts to anyone in need of a prescription eye exam and any eyewear. Thank you team, we will definitely be returning next time!”

-    Melanie H.

Professional and Honest

5 Stars

“Kayleigh was kind, professional, and honest. They were able to get me in on very short notice. I appreciated the same day lens cutting even with an appointment in the afternoon. They usually have a good deal, so come to this place for your glasses.”

-    Joshua C.

Awesome Appointment

5 Stars

“We had such an awesome appointment. I called, got all my family in within days, same time. The Dr. Was wonderful to work with, and the girls were so beyond helpful and friendly. They entertained and helped the kids while we got out tests done ect. 3 out of 4 sets of glasses were ready before we even left the building! Would recommend to anyone looking for a painless, enjoyable experience!”

-    Lauren A.

Very Helpful

5 Stars

“I've gotten glasses here back in 2018. I decided to return and I was just as pleased. The gentleman doing my eye test even remembered me so we had a nice chat. Kayleigh was very helpful with  helping me pick glasses and everything else I needed! Ya just cant go wrong with the pair and a spare deal!”

-    Craig R.

Found Perfect Glasses

5 Stars

“Just got my eye exam and purchased glasses here and the service was top tier, Lisa was an excellent help she helped me find the perfect glasses for my prescription and budget. Anyone who needs glasses at a great price should definitely shop here!”

-    Nicholas N.

Great Prices and Services

5 Stars

“Fantastic service, timely turn-around, and great prices. They went above and beyond and even stayed open a few minutes later so I could pick up a couple pairs of glasses I had dropped off earlier for a lens swap-out. Highly recommend.”

-    Scott H.

Meet the team behind the trusted eyecare services in Red Deer’s Eyewear Experts. Contact us today for more information.

Philip C Ripley

Philip C Ripley

R.O R.C.LP

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

Angie Ehrler

Optical Assistant

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

Amanda Slaght

Registered Optician

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.

Hugo Diaz

Hugo Diaz

Lab Manager 

I am a Spanish-speaking Lab Manager  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.

Melissa Stone

Melissa Stone

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.

Kayleigh Whiteside

Kayleigh Whiteside

Registered Optician/Sales Manager

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.

Lisa McAuley-Gigliotti

Lisa McAuley-Gigliotti

Registered Optician

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.

Kristen Black-White

Kristen Black-White

Registered Optician

I began my optical career in 2007 and graduated the NAIT Optical Sciences program and passed the NACOR exam to become a Licensed Optician in 2009. Throughout my career as an Optician l have had the opportunity to be involved in providing stellar vision to our patients, to see the advancement of lens technologies and also to be at the forefront as fashion and trends evolve and change. Providing guidance during the selection process to help someone find the perfect pair of frames and lenses is one the best parts of my profession.

 

I am immensely grateful to have been given the opportunity to join this amazing group of professionals. Being able to tell people that I work at Eyewear Experts because I am an eyewear expert is just a little bonus.

Nicolis Gigliotti

Nicholas Gigliotti

Registered Optician

I started in the Optical industry in August 2015 as a recommendation from my inspiration, my mother Lisa. I started my optician schooling as soon as I started in the business and achieved honors through both years. I am also a self-taught Graphic Designer who’s been doing Graphic Design since 2011. I’m happy to be working with my friends and family here at Eyewear Experts!

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COLETTE VIZCARRA

I was first introduced to the wonderful world of optics in 2011, when I started as an entry level frame consultant. Soon after I enrolled into the Opticians's course in NAIT, excelling in the program and receiving honors each semester. I enjoy helping customers find glasses that look great and fulfill their vision needs. I joined Eyewear Experts mid 2021 and love working alongside the amazing group of people here.

Welcome to our new Eyewear Experts members coming soon !

  • Prada
  • Maui Jim
  • D&G
  • DKNY
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Coach
  • Vogue Eyewear
  • Ray-Ban
  • Michael Kors
  • Armani
  • Burberry Eyewear
  • Persol
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Dior
  • Versace
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Ted Baker
  • Oakley
  • Boss
  • Hugo
  • Nine West
  • Bebe
  • Vanni
  • Greg Norman
  • kate spade New York
  • BMW
  • Silhouette
  • WX
  • SPY
  • Bon Vivant
  • Calvin Klein
  • Nike Vision
  • Swarovski
  • Vera Wang
  • Juicy Couture
  • BCBG
  • Jill Stuart
  • Pearl Izumi
  • Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Safilo
  • Bertelli
  • Spine
  • Elasta
  • Takumi
  • Easy Twist
  • Derapage
  • Perry Ellis
  • Nautica
  • New Balance
  • Giovani di Venezia
  • Seraphin

Do not consider this a comprehensive list .  Book a visit and we’ll find you the perfect pair of glasses !

Contact Information

Address

4924 59 ST,

Red Deer, AB T4N 2N1


Phone:

 403-347-7889

Fax:

 403-347-7724

Email:

 eyewearexpertsreddeer@gmail.com

Hours

Monday to Friday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday - Closed

Statutory Holidays - Closed 

Service Area

Red Deer and surrounding areas

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