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Meet the Team

We pride ourselves on having one of the largest inventories in Western Canada. Contact us today for more information.

What Our Clients Say?

Read what our happy customers tell about our services:

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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.

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

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!



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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Nicolis 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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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 !

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

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