Optical Dispensers


Group Operations and Business Performance Manager

After graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science from Griffith University in 1997, Melissa began her career in optics in 1998 with a large national chain. She completed her Optical Dispensing studies in 2001, graduating with Distinction. In 2002 she was promoted to Store Manager, before joining the Tweed Heads branch in 2005 as our optical dispensing branch manager. Melissa has also completed post graduate studies in retail and business management, and is a Certified Contact Lens Coach. She has also undergone clinical training in Visual Field Testing and OCT scanning and performs these tests on patients. Melissa is renowned in the Tweed area for her excellent technical knowledge and outstanding service. In 2016 Melissa was promoted to manage Envision Optical Group Operations and is responsible for training Envision staff in customer service excellence.  Outside of work, Melissa loves her horses, her dog, gym and spending time and travelling with her husband.

DEB SMEKEL: Burleigh Heads Optical Dispensing Manager
Optical Dispenser

Deb joined the Envision Optical team in August 2017 as an Optical Dispenser. Deb has been in the optical industry on the Gold Coast for almost 30 years working in a variety of independent and corporate optometry settings.  She is now the practice manager at Burleigh Heads, and is renowned for her amazing customer service, and her eye for choosing the right frame for each individual patient. Deb loves building long term relationships with her regular patients and helping each person have the best experience in eye care when they visit Envision.

STACEY FELMINGHAM: Treetops Plaza Optical Dispenser

Stacey started her optical career in 2010 in her home state of Tasmania and over the last 7 years has worked in large corporate and private optical practices, before joining Envision in 2017. Stacey loves providing great experiences for her patients and enjoys the team environment at Envision, and the focus on high level patient care. On weekends she loves spending time with her husband and her pooch Asta, boating, camping and spending time with friends and family.

MELISSA DANK: Treetops Plaza Optical Dispenser

Melissa started in the industry in 2009 as a sunglass store manager. She then went on to study optical dispensing, becoming a licensed optical dispenser through RMIT in 2012. After 7 years in a large corporate chain, Melissa joined Envision Optical in February 2017 spending most of her week dispensing at Treetops. She loves the family atmosphere and the rapport with our loyal patients. Mel also loves the focus on eyecare at Envision, while relishing the detail involved in producing an individual optical solution for each patient. She gets a real buzz seeing the smiles on her patient’s faces when they collect their “new eyes”. On weekends Mel loves spending time with her two sons and watching her husband compete in motocross.

 LOUISE PICKETT: Nerang Optical Dispensing Manager

Louise started her career in 2012 in the country town of Adelaide South Australia. Lou worked for a large corporation until moving to the beautiful Gold Coast where one year later  joined the family at Envision Optical. Lou became a licenced optical dispenser through OTEN in 2014 aswel as a contact lens coach. Lou loves colour and often encourages her patients to follow her in the adventure. Lou loves seeing her patients satisfied with their final choice weather it be contact lenses or glasses, help with dry eyes or just a “Hello”. Lou loves to spend time with her family including her fur babies, she’s also a real nerd whom loves batmen , wolverine and Aussie Rules “Go Crows”.