Dennis Da Rin

Dennis was born and educated in Mount Isa and is the oldest son of italian immigrants. He graduated in 1986 from the Queensland Institute of Technology. Dennis was employed at the Royal brisbane hospital eye department – more

Ron Van Rooy

Ron was born and completed his education in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He lived in New Zealand where he worked for the School of Optometry at the University of Auckland and owned – more

Damien De Monte

Damien studied at QUT and completed his Bachelor Degree in Optometry in 2002. After graduating, he worked in private practice on the Gold Coast for three years before joining the team at Da Rin Optometrist in 2005 – more

Jeffrey Yates

Jeff began his association with the DaRin group as an optometry student in 1996. Graduating in 1998 from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Science (Optometry) – more

Megan Doyle

Originally from Grafton, Megan commenced work in the optical industry in 2009 for an independent optometrist for 4 ½ years. During that time she completed her Optical Dispensing Certificate and moved to Brisbane for a change of lifestyle – more

Darren Macpherson

Darren completed his optometry degree in 1989 from Queensland University of Technology, graduating with honours. After working in a small private practice in Brisbane’s southern suburbs he worked in the United Kingdom for two years – more

Joanne Wright

You’ll find Jo front of house at Greenslopes making sure our clients are happy and well looked after – more

Jess Maguire

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Angela Maguire

Angela is a newcomer to the Da Rin group, after spending the last 7 1/2 years working as an Optical Dispenser for an independent practice in Toowoomba – more

Trish Muhleck

Originally from Canberra, Trish moved to Brisbane with her family in the late 1980’s. She began her career in retail in 1986 with David Jones where she soon found her love for fashion and style – more

Meredith Tracey

Meredith commenced work in the Optical Industry at Eyewear By Design in Carindale in 1992. Here she became proficient at all facets of the Dispensing role, including running their busy lens fitting lab – more

Layla Wagner

Layla grew up in Glen Innes NSW where she completed her education and worked as an optical assistant for 3 years. She relocated to Brisbane and started working with the Da Rin team at the start of 2018 – more

Danielle Caruso

Danielle graduated in 2008 from QUT with a Bachelor of Science (Optometry) degree. She went on to work in a specialty contact lens practice in Brisbane before spending the next few years in North Queensland as a locum. – more

Alexander Black

Alex completed a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry in 1996 at QUT. Upon graduation, he worked in private practice in Brisbane for 7 years before returning to work at QUT as a research optometrist – more

Rebecca Cox

Rebecca Graduated with honours from the University of New South Wales in 2013, and began her career in remote NSW. In 2016 she moved to Sunny Queensland to work as a clinical supervisor in the QUT Optometry student clinic – more

Lucy Amy

Lucy grew up in Northern New South Wales and entered the optical industry in 2006. She completed her Certificate in Optical Dispensing while she worked for an independent optometrist in Lismore. Lucy moved to Brisbane early 2019 – more

Patricia O’Connor

Patricia moved to Brisbane in 2019. Patricia studied Optometry at Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, and graduated with honours in 2013. She spent the following five years working in private practice in London, UK – more

Nadine Alexander

Nadine is currently studying Optometry at QUT, and started working with us back in 2015. Since then, she has also completed an MPhil on Age-Related Macular Degeneration – more


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