Our Optometrists

Anne J. Pezzimenti

Anne J. Pezzimenti

Optometrist

Anne J. Pezzimenti

BScOptom M.Spec.ED FACBO FVCO Grad.Cert.Oc.Ther

Anne founded the practice with her husband, Orlando, in 1981. She has a particular interest in children’s vision and development. Anne is unique in that as well as being an optometrist, she also holds an educational degree, a Masters of Special Education. She also has a fellowship in Behavioural Optometry.

Anne has served as a councillor of the Victorian division of the Optometry Association and has published a number of papers.

Orlando Pezzimenti

Orlando Pezzimenti

Optometrist

Orlando Pezzimenti

BScOptom FACBO FVCO Grad.Cert.Oc.Ther

Orlando graduated from Optometry in Melbourne in 1977. After several years in general practice, he started a practice in Hawthorn with his wife, Anne.

In 1983 they opened another practice in Melbourne’s West, Altona, near where Orlando grew up.

These two practices flourished and over the years two small practices became two large practices. In 1996 the Pezzimenti’s decided to run just the one practice and sold the Altona practice to then employee optometrist Liz Muller.

Orlando loves seeing patients, especially getting to know them, his philosophy is that there is more than just a pair of eyes here. His interests in optometry have varied over the years and as well as trying to practice good optometry and understanding how a visual system works, his interest in behavioural optometry blossomed when Anne and Orlando started their family and without Anne, Orlando had Anne’s special needs patients to look after as well as his own.

Orlando enjoys exploring the different lens options that are available today because of the ever changing visual needs that smart phones, tablets and other technologies present. He especially enjoys solving problem patients.

Orlando has previously mentored and instructed students at the College of Optometry, he has served as a councillor and treasurer of the Victorian division of the Optometry Association, and is currently on the board of Australasian College of Behavioural Optometry.

Orlando runs most days and has completed 6 marathons to now, some internationally. He is yet to run in the New York Marathon which is on his bucket list.

Peter Nixon

Peter Nixon

Optometrist

Peter Nixon

BSc(Hons) BOptom Grad.Cert.Oc.Ther

Peter graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Optometry from the University of Melbourne and completed his Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics in 2004. He also practices and clinically teaches optometry students at the Australian College of Optometry (ACO), where, up to the end of 2012, he was the Lead Optometrist of Children’s Services. Peter has a strong interest in children’s vision, development and welfare.

He has recently managed projects working with disadvantaged primary school children as well as students from a specialised deaf school. He also has extensive experience in contact lens fitting, in particular, for keratoconus, corneal grafts and aphakic children.

Peter volunteers as an optometrist in Nepal with Rotary International every year, working in remote villages under the shadow of the Himalayan Mountains. He also enjoys cycling, kayaking, hiking, swimming and running. Peter finds working with people of all ages to be a fun and enjoyable experience, with enormous satisfaction achieved when vision improvement is found. He strives for excellence and a holistic approach to optometry practice.

Kha Diep

Kha Diep

Optometrist

Kha Diep

BSc Optom Grad.Cert.Oc.Ther

Kha graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Optometry and a therapeutic endorsement  in 2012. She has worked in Darwin and Wonthaggi, country Victoria gaining experience in all aspects of patient care.

This includes a wide range of therapeutic treatments, co-management with ophthalmologists and GPs as well as dry eye management. Kha is enthusiastic and passionate about providing best vision care and patient welfare for the whole family.

Kha loves to travel and enjoys trying different cuisines. Going to the gym to keep fit is a favorite pastime.

Our Support Team

Meet the the support team at Pezzimenti Nixon Optometrists, each one of them bring their own unique experience of vision, frame selection, dispensing and administration skills.

Helen Clarke

Practice Manager

Suzanne Luu

Office Manager

Lindsay Clifford

Optical Dispenser

Briony Strongman

Optical Dispenser

Ellie Savage

Optical Dispenser

Menchu Gutierrez

Vision Therapist

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