Established in 2007 as Proview Optical, The Eye Piece (as it's now known), offers a personalised and caring experience as your local independent Optometrist.
The Eye Piece is a Medicare Bulk Billing Practice that offers eye tests and eye health checks to patients of all ages, personalities and needs. We have modern, digital eye testing equipment with qualified optometrists, dispensers and an on-site lab.
Our previous Sydney CBD practice: Proview Optical Pitt Street has now permanently relocated to No.10 Hunter St Sydney, with a second boutique practice in the leafy suburb of Wahroonga.
As of March 2020, our city store has settled into our new forever home at 10 Hunter Street Sydney in the heritage listed NSW Sports Club building. This store has been in the making for over three years and will provide a new concept in the luxury eyewear market.
The Eye Piece will be the first optical store to provide a permanent "shop in shop" experience with our our global eyewear partners: LINDBERG, CHANEL, MYKITA, MOSCOT, GARRETT LEIGHT, MASUNAGA and OLIVER PEOPLES. This allows our store to thoroughly represent the latest collections from each brand.
It is our continuing commitment to provide an experience that will set us apart. Our team of qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians look forward to assisting you with all of your eyecare and eyewear needs!
Meet The Team
Paul has worked in the optical and luxury industry for over 21 years. Paul is the founder of Proview Optical & owner of The Eye Piece. An entrepreneur at heart, his strong passion for glasses and designer fashion drives him to travel to Europe, Asia and the United States to hand select the most exquisite and superior quality frames. Paul always seeks to improve and provide exceptional service to the and enjoys the relationships he builds in sharing his knowledge with his clients.
April is a qualified Optical Dispenser and Optical Trainer at the Australasian College of Optical Dispensing. Her specialty is recommending the right lens for the best optical outcome whilst ensuring the client’s lifestyle and styling needs are met. Her other passion in life is travelling the world with her husband and daughter. Having jumped in a cage with Great White Sharks and conquered Mt Everest Base Camp – April is always up for a challenge!
Chris has been working in the optical industry for over 17 years and specialises in spectacle production. His wealth of knowledge around frame trends and brands allows him to match facial features with complimenting frame styles, shapes and colours, bring out one’s individuality. Chris takes pride in his unsurpassed accuracy when crafting and customising lenses. His attention to detail is unmatched and his passion is always evident in the finished product.
Alli is a lover of all things eyewear and animals. With a flair for design, you'll easily spot Alli as the staff member with the most interesting frames and a never ending number of different ones. A firm believer that glasses should be like shoes, Alli has a frame for every occasion. She'll be the first to challenge you to change your look, but also respects your individual style and preference. When not in store, you'll find her sipping wine at a softball/baseball/footy field cheering on her two teenage girls.
Penny started in optics in 1997 selling frames to practices around the country. This experience means she has seen thousands of frames and loves the collections and quality of products offered at THE EYE PIECE. An inquisitive person by nature, Penny wants to know your eyewear needs and has a knack for finding the right frame. Penny has two growing teenage boys which keeps her life interesting and when not shopping, she spends her spare time with her golden retriever Odie.
Dr. Taeyon Kim has been practicing optometry for over 18 years across both corporate and independent practice. Taeyon has a deep passion for personal eyecare and like her husband Paul Lee, has a strong interest in spectacle frames and designer eyewear. Taeyon’s interest in art and music is clearly reflected through her colourful glasses she wears and her warm friendly nature with her clients. When not at work, Taeyon keeps busy with her two beautiful children.
Adeline has been with THE EYE PIECE since it opened in 2008. She graduated from UNSW in 2003 with first class honours and is therapeutically qualified. She is passionate about eye health, contact lenses and loves being a part of the whole journey from eye exam to spectacle selection. Since Addy has joined us she has had two lovely energetic boys that keeps her busy. Otherwise, she loves to cook and stay fit at the gym.
Luke graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry with Honours from the University of New South Wales. A proud adrenaline junkie, he will take advantage of every opportunity he gets to go snowboarding - in Australia or abroad. Luke considers his own eyewear as an extension of himself, and he believes that it should be functional as well as expressive. Luke enjoys identifying (often literal) sore spots in people’s optical histories and endeavours to holistically resolve such cases.
At The Eye Piece, our priority has always been to look after each and every customer that walks through our doors. However, we also recognise that there are those beyond our walls who could also use a helping hand. We have an underlying passion to improve vision and provide eye care and that's why we strive to support organisations that have the same goal.
Lions Club Affiliation
Drop off your unwanted, useable glasses to The Eye Piece and help change another person's life! Your glasses will be sent to a recycling centre where they will be cleaned, sorted and distributed to less fortunate people.
THE EYE PIECE is proud to partner with our community and neighbouring businesses to help support each other and provide services to our local residents. We are currently a Gold sponsor for the Knox Grammar Football club and major sponsors of the Warrawee Bowling Club with exclusive offers available to their members. At present, we also have corporate eyecare and eyewear specials for employees of NAB, ANZ and Bendigo Bank. Family members can also benefit from these exclusive corporate club deals and the best part is that it costs nothing to join.
If you or your business is interested in setting up a corporate partnership with THE EYE PIECE, please fill in the below enquiry form, and our marketing team will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.