NEW store open in Armstrong Creek - 500-540 Surf Coast Hwy

Meet the Eye Gallery Team

We are committed to helping you pick fashion glasses to match your own individual style.
Eye Gallery is a unique optometry practice in multiple locations across Geelong. All of our wonderful customers are instantly welcomed into the Eye Gallery family, and receive top quality care from our fully qualified and therapeutically trained team.


Your Story Your Frame

Our range of fashion glasses and designer eyewear includes brands like Givenchy, Porsche, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and many more. When you’re ready to peruse our stylish, modern and genuinely unique range of glasses, drop by in store in Highton or Armstrong Creek or browse our website to pick a few before you try them on.

Eye Gallery is not your average optometrist practice. Our distinct French Provincial style and focus on providing quality service and stocking designer products sets Eye Gallery apart. We will have you seeing and looking your best.



The Eye Gallery Team

From eye tests to lens prescriptions, with state-of-the-art equipment our expert Geelong optometrists are qualified to test your visual function, detect ocular disease and determine your need for glasses. Then, after a comprehensive eye examination, you are ready to speak to our optical stylists to match you with your perfect pair of glasses, selected with care from our range of quality, independent brands.

Headed by our wonderous founder Mandy Lovett, our team of highly dedicated Optical Stylists, Opticians, Optometrists and eye health professionals provide excellent clinical eye care. With practices in both Highton and Armstrong Creek we can service all your family’s eye testing and eyewear needs.

Mandy Lovett

Optical Stylist

Mandy has established herself as a unique designer eyewear specialist in Highton, Geelong and is the owner of Eye Gallery. Her commitment is to provide fashionable and luxury eyewear such as Chloe, Tom Ford, Sass & Bide, Givenchy, Gucci and much more. “My aim is to help our clients achieve their own individual style with designer eyewear,” she says.

Paula Harper

Optical Dispenser

Paula joined Eye Gallery in 2011 and has enthusiastically developed her skills and expertise further over the past eleven years.  As a strong communicator, Paula enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge on lenses and the technology behind them, with clients.  Assisting customers in selecting the perfect frame to suit their needs, lifestyle, prescription, and personality is a constant source of satisfaction for Paula.  She is always happy to help and go the extra mile for a client.  Paula works in our Highton store and can be contacted at

Martin Kirsch


Martin has been with Eye Gallery since January 2012. Martin is a local optometrist who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a lovely sense of humour and a modern gentlemanly style of caring. Martin began practicing optometry after graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1989 and has worked in the Geelong and Torquay area for a number of years. He has completed postgraduate studies in ocular therapeutics and works closely with other Health Professionals. Martin prides himself on his accuracy and attention to detail.

Alissa Maillet


Alissa is a passionate, friendly optometrist who prides herself on finding the perfect eye care solutions for her patients. Alissa graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 and practiced in Melbourne until 2015 when she moved to the Surf Coast with her family. She has a broad range of clinical skills including specialty knowledge and experience in ocular therapeutics, contact lens fitting, binocular vision, and paediatric optometry. Alissa works at Eye Gallery part-time and spends the rest of her week as a Lecturer in Optometry and Vision Science at Deakin University.

Andrew Varga


Andrew graduated from Melbourne University in 2010 and has experience working in both corporate and independent practice. Andrew has enjoyed the work-life balance that has come from his move to the Geelong region from Melbourne in late 2020. Having recently started with Eye Gallery in February 2022, Andrew is excited to work with such a passionate, experienced team.

Gina Gaballa


Gina Gaballa joined the Eye Gallery team in February 2021. She completed her studies in Medicine and Surgery in Cairo, Egypt in 2005 and went on to complete her Master of Science of Ophthalmology also in Cairo in 2014. After arriving in Australia, Gina then undertook the Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry at Deakin University (B Vis Sci M. Optom) which she completed in 2019. Gina has worked in Australia at a number of Optometry businesses which include OPSM, Bailey Nelson and Lorne Hospital.

Alex Pascall

Optical Dispenser

Alex is originally from Great Britain and brings with him 7 year’s optical laboratory experience within the ‘boutique eyewear hub’ of Leeds in the north of the country.  After a further 10 years as an Optical Dispenser, which included Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing, Alex and his family decided to make their home in Armstrong Creek and joined the Eye Gallery team in 2020. As a member of the growing Armstrong Creek community, Alex can be contacted at

Kylie Laity

Optical Dispenser

Kylie is a Geelong local who has been involved in optical dispensing since 2010.  As a qualified Certificate IV Optical Dispenser with an eye for style, Kylie loves helping people with their frame styling and lens choices.  Kylie is particularly interested in providing vision solutions for the ‘Safety Eyewear’ market and providing sunglass solutions for all our clients.  Contact Kylie on

Debbie Meaney

Optical Dispenser

With a background in nursing and tourism, Debbie loves helping and guiding people to the best outcome for them. Debbie enjoys finding the best frame for your desired look and lifestyle. After returning to optics after a few years’ break, Debbie is excited to be working at Eye Gallery with a caring ‘client focused’ team. Debbie can be contacted at

Damien Disher

Optometry Student/Optical Assistant

Damien joined Eye Gallery in July 2020 as a casual, trainee Optical Dispenser while studying Optometry at Deakin University.  He has enhanced our Optical Boutique with his quiet attention to detail and at the same time learning about the running of an Optical Practice. Damien is a good listener and efficiently provides solutions to optical problems.

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