Meet Our Optometrist, Paul Fotkou
Name: Paul Fotkou, or “Pascali” Greek heritage
Role: Independent optometrist
How long have you been an optometrist? I am approaching 21 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 a highlight of each year, to working in remote indigenous communities in South Australia or through the South Pacific!
Favourite 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 suit 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 old veteran’s 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…
Favourite food: My food palette is simple. I am very appreciative of all foods. Please no desserts, I cannot resist.
Spare time: No spare time with 3 young children!
Best Adelaide bar/restaurant: Bar Torino (they’re Local)
Meet Our Manager, Nadia Morrison
Role: Manager/optical dispenser
How long have you been an optical dispenser? 12 years
What do you love about your job? I love all aspects. The customer service, having to be a good listener, and being a stylist and repair mechanic.
Favourite specs and why? All of the ones I own, because they’re all so different.
Most interesting customers: People who will entrust themselves and change their look completely, and they come back to let you know how much you have changed their lives.
Cool fact about you: I can make shoes.
Favourite food: All!
Spare time: Sewing, knitting, pattern making.
Best Adelaide bar/restaurant: My kitchen!
Meet Our Marketing Coordinator, Nikki Harrison
Role: Marketing coordinator
How long have you been in the industry? I graduated from my marketing degree at UniSA in 2018, but have worked in sunglass retail previously.
What do you love about your job? I love creating content and finding new ways to connect with our customers. Plus, meeting a diverse range of people and building relationships.
Favourite specs and why? Anything round, I’m just drawn to the overall look.
Most interesting customers: They’re all so different, which makes them all interesting to me.
Cool fact about you: I completed a University exchange in Aarhus, Denmark.
Favourite food: I have a huge sweet tooth! Otherwise burgers or anything Thai.
Spare time: You’ll find me hanging out with family or friends, or doing something adventurous outdoors.
Best Adelaide bar/restaurant: Golden Boy, which helps that it’s next door to the Botanic Bar.