Beauty & Health

Meet: Corinne from Specsavers

How long have you been in your role and what made you choose Specsavers Casula? 

I’ve been fortunate to be with the company for over 8 years and have worked both in metro and regional stores. I joined Casula 8 months ago for the opportunity to work alongside Russ and an amazing team who share my vision of providing quality and affordable eye care to our community.

How big is your team in Specsavers Casula and what are some of the roles within the team? 

We are a close knit team of 12. There are various roles within the store and the team are multi skilled and trained in various areas from frame styling, adjustments/repairs, dispensing (measuring and recommending types of lenses to suit your needs and prescription) and conducting preliminary eye tests and scans. Thomas is pictured below in-store. 

What is one of the ways Specsavers helps the local community? 

We believe in the importance of early detection and treatment of eye conditions, especially in young children. We also understand that some families would benefit from financial assistance. Hence, each year we offer a free glasses program with our nearby public schools and allow the principals and teachers to nominate which students they believe will benefit from our initiative.
Late last year, we attended a local primary school to present and provide parents with information on children's eye care and the importance of early detection for eye conditions. For further information click on Kids' Eyecare & Kids' Eye Tests or come in store to speak to myself or my Optometrist colleagues.
We have also formed an alliance with Vision Australia to offer Free Glasses to eligible individuals. Click on  How to apply for more information and eligibility, or come in store to speak to our friendly staff members.
Your old or unused glasses can be donated in store and sent to charitable organisations as we are affiliated with Lions Club and Fred Hollows.

What do you get up to when you’re not in the store? 

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy baking and going for long walks (in the hopes they would balance each other out).

What’s a service your store offers that people might not know? 

  • Bulk- billed eye examination with complimentary retinal photos and OCT scans (3D scan of the eye)
  • All our Optometrists are therapeutically endorsed and can prescribe prescription eye medication.
  • Free contact lens assessments (including free soft contact lens trials and learning session)
  • Rigid contact lenses assessment for eye conditions such as keratoconus
  • No charge for glasses adjustment and minor repairs (such as nose pads and screw replacements)
  • Affiliation with Vision Australia and DVA (Department of Veteran’s Affairs) to provide free glasses for eligible individuals

What’s an eye health tip you can share with the Casula Community? 

Nowadays we can be spending a lot of our time in front of our screens, and before we know it, we are left with sore, tired, dry or watery eyes. Besides coming in for your regular eye examination, a common tip I recommend is the 20-20-20 rule:
For every 20 minutes when you are working behind a screen, spend 20 seconds looking at objects 20 feet (6 meters) away.

I am proud of the vision and values my team and our brand share, and am excited to meet more people within our community. Come by to say hello and to see what we have to offer - Corinne 

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