Meet our Store, Adelaide City Optometrist

Adelaide City Optometrist is the reborn version of Family Vision, originally founded in 1999 in the Parisian end of town. Family Vision immediately became a meeting point for the local city urbanites. Fast forward 17 years and we continue to attract locals with a need for eye care, appreciation for unique eyewear and an appetite for fun. Our goal is to offer Adelaide the newest, greatest and most reputable brands. Follow us on social media to stay tuned to all latest releases! Along with practicing the highest level of care the practice provides management for conditions such as, cataract, macula degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, keratoconous, conjunctivitis and a special interest in Dry eye treatment.

 

 

Meet our Optometrist, Paul Fotkou

                               

“I continue to be amazed at how the simple paradigm of two lenses, a bridge and temple is re-imagined and again in such fantastic and extraordinary ways”
Paul Fotkou

Name: Paul Fotkou  or "Pascali" greek heritage.

Role: Independent Optometrist

How long have you been an optometrist: I am approaching 20 years in my field. In 1998 I entered the world of aberrations. Where has the time gone!

What do you love about your job: Travelling. I have been lucky enough to visit some incredible places because of work! From going to the optical trade fairs in Paris & Milan is high light of each year to working in remote indigenous communities in South Australia or through the South Pacific!

Favorite specs and why: The Aviator. Being a 70's child I have always been drawn to the simplicity of a fine stainless steal teardrop shape. And they also it suits big heads. Coincidentally I have a big head!

Most Interesting Customers: I am lucky to deal with a wide variety of people from the arts to the sciences. Being involved with aviation, I always get drawn into to old veterans stories. I was fortunate enough to have been shown through the Solomon Islands and role it played in World War 2 in the Battle of Guadalcanal. The Allies commenced their first major offensive against the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1942.

Cool fact about you: I am nut for vintage things, glasses, watches...

Favorite food: My food palette is simple. I am very appreciative of all foods.  Please no deserts, I cannot resist.

Spare time: No spare time with 2 children and a newborn baby!

Best Adelaide bar/restaurant: Bar Torino, ( there Local)

Meet Shan

How long have you been with ACO?
I haven’t been with ACO very long! I’m technically the new girl, however I have been in Optics for about 4 years now.

What do I love about the job?
I find myself to be a people person and I enjoy interacting with people. Seeing the journey the customer takes from their appointment to them leaving the store with a funky pair of frames and a big smile on their face!

Favourite frame and why?
Being an extravert I like the frames I wear to be distinctive and have an exclusive look! The Robert La Roche range has all these aspects! Being an Italian brand born in the 70’s and having that unique, artistic look, you can’t go wrong!

Most interesting Customers?
I am so lucky to be working in the city on Hutt Street. It’s such a beautiful little community here and we are lucky enough to get such a diverse range of customers. Our customers all have the most interesting stories and such unique looks! I am fortunate enough to be able to provide them with that individual, dynamic look they are going for while having fun at the same time.

Favourite food?
Just one? This changes day to day! I’m more of a savoury girl and have to say I’m a huge sucker for hot chips and gravy! The fish and chip store 3 doors down doesn’t help my cravings!

What do you do in your spare time?
I’m very family orientated and have two baby nieces who I adore! Being the favourite Aunty and all they consume all my spare time! Please stay little forever!

Best Bar
Holy Moley is super fun for a night out with your friends. It incorporates mini golf with cocktails! However, my favourite bar is Bar Torino. It’s so close to work and they have the most amazing cocktails!! Did I mention I love a good cocktail haha..