One new central store: 65-71 Barrabool Rd, Highton

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 twelve 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.

Gina Gaballa


Gina was born in Egypt. She completed her studies in Medicine and Surgery in Cairo, Egypt in 2005, and obtained her specialist degree in Ophthalmology in Cairo in 2014. Gina started practising Optometry after completing her Master of Optometry at Deakin University (B Vis Sci M. Optom) in 2019. Gina’s areas of interest include eye disease management, visual problems, eye injury, eye care for children, and soft contact lenses. Gina speaks English and Arabic and is passionate about providing quality patient care.

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

Iwonka Pape


After completing her studies in Biomedical Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Iwonka moved to Australia to complete her Bachelor of Optometry degree at the University of Melbourne. After graduating in 2011, she worked as an optometrist in both private and corporate practices in QLD, NSW, and S.A., before relocating permanently to Geelong with her young family. Iwonka has a strong interest in contact lenses and therapeutics and has enjoyed building a rapport with the local community. She works part-time at both the Armstrong Creek and Highton practices as well as a clinical educator for  Deakin University in the Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry program.

We also encourage you to support local businesses. Eye Gallery employs local people and supports our local community to raise funds for those in need. We support Guide Dogs, Barwon Health Foundation, Royal Children’s Hospital … and more.