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

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

Damien De Monte

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

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

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 Alexander

Nadine completed a Masters of Optometry (with Ocular Therapeutics) from QUT and has been a part of the Da Rin Team since 2015. Since graduating, Nadine has worked in both private optometry practices and ophthalmology specialty clinics in Brisbane – more

Jamie Atkinson

Jamie graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Vision Science and Master of Optometry with distinction. She splits her time between Da Rin and working at a paediatric ophthalmology practice. – 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

Daniel Da Rin

Daniel graduated from Deakin university in 2018 with a Bachelor of Vision Science/ Masters of Optometry. He commenced his career working for his father John Da Rin in his optometry practice before becoming a locum for his uncle Dennis Da Rin in 2022. – 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

Joanne Wright

Joanne Wright

You’ll find Jo front of house at Greenslopes making sure our clients are happy and well looked after. With years of experience in Dispensing and a design background, Jo will give quality advise and find the balance between style and function – more

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell manages our Newmarket practice. He has worked as an Optical Dispenser in independent optometry in Brisbane more than 10 years. Before his move in 2012, Mitchell worked 4 years for an independent Optometrist in Grafton – more

Layla Wagner

Layla grew up in northern NSW where she worked in Optical Dispensing whilst still at high school. She joined the Da Rin team when she moved to Brisbane in 2018. Layla is an all-rounder, you will find her at – more

Lucy Amey

Lucy Amey

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

Bron Coote

After previous employment in insurance and hospitality, Bron entered the optical industry in 2007. She worked for a few independent Brisbane boutique practices before she joined Da Rin mid-2022. Bron’s candid opinion will – more

Kate Bergman

Kate began working in Optics in 2022. As a lifetime wearer of spectacles, she has always had a love for eyewear.  Kate graduated the Queensland College of Art in 1992 and worked as a professional clinical photographer for 15 years. – more

Genevieve-Moore

Genevieve Moore

Genevieve has been with Da Rin since 2021. During this time, she has really enjoyed all facets of Optical Dispensing, particularly helping customers pick the perfect pair. – more

Lucinda Knapp

Lucinda Knapp

Lucinda is new to working in Optics but is very familiar with glasses and contact lenses having worn them all her life. She particularly enjoys the fashion aspect of optical dispensing and is always on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses. – more

Anna Butler

Anna Butler

Anna is currently studying Law and International Relations at UQ while she works part-time at Da Rin. With a keen eye for style and a love of conversation, Anna delights in helping clients find the perfect frames from Da Rin’s unique collection. – more

Carolyn Hadjigeorgiou

Carolyn Hadjigeorgiou

Carolyn began her career in optics in the early 80’s. She’s worked in both private and larger corporate practices over the years but her true love is working with independents. Carolyn is a Wellington Point local – more

Denise Rymell

Denise Rymell

Denise moved to Brisbane from the UK in the year 2000. Her background is in sales management with a keen focus on customer satisfaction and personal service. You’ll find Denise front of house – more

Phoebe Ryan

Phoebe Ryan

Phoebe is new to the Da Rin team but has a keen eye for sophistication and uniqueness. When it comes to glasses she looks to make you feel satisfied and confident. Phoebe is completing a double degree – more

Katie Callaghan

Katie Callaghan

Katie is originally from Ireland and moved to Australia in February 2022. She started in the optical industry back in February 2019 with a global corporate company as an optical dispenser, laboratory technician – more

Daniel Parsons

Daniel Parsons

Originally from, and educated on the Sunshine Coast, Dan has since moved to Brisbane and is now a proud New Farm local. With a background in Biomedical Science, his passions have brought him – more

Eyewear

Check out the latest in European eyewear available at all of our Da Rin store.

Eye Care

Visit our stores in New Farm, Greenslopes, Newmarket to Wellington Point for the best in professional eye care.

Sunglasses

Choose from our extensive range of sunglasses including Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Persol, Prada, Vaurnet and other fashion brands.

Contact Lenses

Choose from the entire spectrum of contact lens laboratories. We’re independent, giving us the freedom to find the ideal lens to exactly suit your eye condition.

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