ABOUT

Our team here at Pip's Optical Place have a combined wealth of knowledge and are highly experienced with in the optical industry. Keep reading to find out a little more about the friendly faces you'll meet when you visit us...

Pippin Lewis
Business Owner
Optical Mechanic / Dispenser
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Raelene Philpott

Optical Mechanic/Technician

Pip completed her 4 year apprenticeship in optical mechanics/dispensing in 1995 at RMIT. With 29 years experience in the industry, she provides a wealth of knowledge, skill and expertise in optics. Pip has worked at this practice for over 21 years and more recently purchased it in 2015. She is passionate about capturing her patients' individual style and providing products of the highest quality.

Raelene completed her Optical dispensing Cert IV certificate at RMIT in 1998.

She has 23 years experience in the Optical industry with a tremendous amount of product knowledge and skill within the industry.

After completing her 4 year degree she went on to work for a number of Optical groups including independent optometrists.

She now joins the team at Pips Optical Place as a casual employee. 

Raelene is passionate about style and the latest Optical trends, her personal goals are patients individual needs.

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Christine Sinclair
Optical Dispenser
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Elpida Tolan
Optometrist

Christine has been in the optical industry most of her working life. She is a qualified Dispenser, completing her Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing in 2005. She enjoys helping patients find the best solution to their optical needs, from frame selection to lens design. 

El graduated from the University of Melbourne over 30 years ago and has practiced optometry in corporate, private and rural settings.

El has always prided herself on providing a caring and professional approach. Beware she loves a chat!

She has seen many advances to optometry - especially in the diagnostic equipment available and spectacle and contact lens options, all of wich have helped to contribute to a better quality of service to our patients.

On a personal level, El is a lover of sports ( is an avid Golfer ), she likes gardening, reading, spending time with her family and pets, and learning languages. 

Carolyn Lin
Optometrist

Carolyn graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with Bachelor of Optometry and therapeutic endorsement. She has since worked for both corporate and independent practices and has worked in multiple metro and regional areas across Australia. Carolyn is particularly interested in ocular disease detection and in the management of myopia control. She is passionate in providing vision care to patients from different age groups and from different ethnic backgrounds. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Rebecca Abraham
Optometrist
BVisSci.MOptom CertAdvCL (ACO)

CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Rebecca is our principal optometrist at the practice. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry and has worked in various optometry practices across Melbourne. 


Rebecca has a passion for using advanced technology to detect and manage ocular disease, including Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy. She is endorsed to prescribe scheduled medicines to treat a range of eye conditions. Rebecca has a special interests in children's vision and advanced contact lens fitting (including Ortho-Keratology and rigid gas permeable contact lenses). Recently, she completed a myopia control course through the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney. She enjoys educating patients on the evidence-based treatment options available to reduce the onset, as well as the progression of myopia, in order to reduce the ocular health risks associated with the condition. 

 

Rebecca was born and raised in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and cycling in the great outdoors.