About us

Curtin Optical are a team of local Canberra Optometrists and experienced optical dispensers. We offer general Optometry services including Contact Lens Optometry and children’s eyecare. Our Optometrists are experienced and caring, allowing 30 minutes for appointments to ensure you get the best possible eyecare. Qualified Optical Dispensers are on hand to help you with aesthetic and technical decisions about your Eyewear. Located at the Curtin Shops, Canberra where there is FREE parking and disabled parking available.

Corey Nicholls

Corey Nicholls

Optical Dispenser (Dist)
Optical Mechanic (Dist)
Store Owner

Starting his journey in optics in 1987 as an apprentice Optical Mechanic, he qualified with Distinction and also head of his year in NSW. He also obtained ACT Optical Mechanic Apprentice of the year in 1990.

Corey then went on to do his course in Optical Dispensing also qualifying with Distinction.

He has gained a wealth of knowledge of optical products and services through working as a locum Optical Dispenser in various practices in the Canberra region

Knowing the best products for a Client’s visual needs makes them very happy.

Curtin Optical was purchased by Corey and his family in July 2014.

Renita Chou

Renita Chou


After graduating from UNSW with first class honours in 1999, I spent my first year working at Perth’s Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital.

Soon after, I developed a keen interest in vision training and disease detection, and after obtaining the therapeutic qualification in 2012, I am now entitled to prescribe scheduled medications for the treatment of common eye conditions.

Amanda Hirschfeld

Amanda Hirschfeld

Senior dispenser

I have worked in the optical industry for 30 years and I am still love my work. It gives me the opportunity to help clients find the perfect frame and the best technology to suit their vision and budget.
Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson

Optical Dispenser

Wes is the former owner of Curtin Optical.

Back in January 1970, young Wes started work with OPSM in Sydney as a trainee Optical Dispenser. By the time 1995 rolled around, he thought it was time for a change & decided to work for himself.

The idea blossomed into Curtin Optical which he opened in February 1995 (Just around the corner from the current location). Over the years, clients have come from far and wide to get great service and value from Wes

We genuinely care for our clients and go that extra step to keep them satisfied, I have known Corey since he was an eager young apprentice and I know that he will continue this philosophy.

He was also quoted as saying:

The business couldn’t be in better hands.

Wes still works three days a week at Curtin Optical, but wants to retire soon and go fishing down the coast with his lovely wife Ann.

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