Anne & Valentin
Anne & Valentin
Cutler & Gross
Cutler & Gross
Kirk & Kirk
Kirk & Kirk
Why Eye Candy? Because it’s fun, slightly irreverent and more interesting than “Braddon Optical“.
Our ethos has and always will be different to the chain or corporate stores. We can be ourselves and provide you with the service and understanding that we expect.
Your eye exam will be thorough and you’ll get to see amazing images of the inside of your eye (unless you’re squeamish!). We’ll explain things simply and if you don’t need glasses, we’ll tell you. (You could still pick some cool frames and have clear lenses!) This is why we offer more than just the basics. We allow 40 minutes for our appointments. This gives us the time to perfect your prescription, thoroughly examine the health of your eyes and talk through any issues or concerns you may have.
We’re experienced, qualified, and generally know what we’re doing. In fact we are really good at we we do, which doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally make the odd mistake, or forget to order something. But when we do, we fix it so that you are happy, and hopefully then you’ll say nice things about us.
Eye Candy was formerly known as “Langley Pino Eyecare” at our City Walk store which has always been family owned and operated since it was established in 1986. You’ll see familiar faces, have time for an espresso (or something stronger) and get to know us on a more personal level.
We are one of the few Independents bringing new eyewear to Canberra and challenging the boring conformity of the established chains.
We are an ethical, local business that spends money in the community and supports local causes.
Have to be careful here, she is Anthony’s wife. Bella started off doing the admin stuff but her love of fashion and telling it as it is, has made her great at choosing spectacles for clients.
Now that her boys have finished school, Bella spends more time in Eyecandy which is a bonus for everyone that comes in, except Anthony.
She is super organised and having been in the industry for over 25 years has great contacts with all of the brands we carry and can access frames where others can’t.
Before joining the “Langley Pino” group in 1990, Anthony worked in the UK and Italy in the late 80’s. There he generally had a great time, avoided catching Mad Cow disease, put on about a thousand kilos, watched some great bands and gained some invaluable optical experience. He soon learnt some valuable lessons about how optical retailing should really be done. Most importantly, he knew he needed to be excited about the product for you to be.
Despite working extremely hard, Anthony and his lovely wife Bella still found time to bring up two great boys (when asleep). He can often be seen on the sidelines of his boys’ football matches offering constructive tips to the referee, or hurtling down Mount Stromlo on his mountain bike. He is quite possibly the nicest person you will ever meet, and makes a mean macchiato.
Just don’t call him Tony!
Someone once said “I’ll be back”, and he is.
Jed originally joined the Eyecandy team from Optiko in Brisbane back in 2019 and due to Covid moved back home to be close to family.
After a stint representing such brands as, Moscot, Garrett Leight and Res Rei for the last couple of years, Jed is back home at Eyecandy Optical.
Jed’s calming, attentive nature along with a great eye for style and detail will help you find the spectacles you have been looking for and just maybe the ones you haven’t been daring enough to wear.
Between Jed and Ania you will not find anyone as clued in on the latest eyewear trends from the worlds leading independent manufacturers as these two.
We are so fortunate to have him back to add to our experienced team.
He has also reduced the average age of our staff down to a nice number.
David Tredinnick, where to begin. David is not only a great Optometrist, he is a truly lovely human. He is a Behavioural Optometrist. That means he is great with all aspects of children’s vision and vision related learning difficulties. He is highly skilled in coloured lens assessment, beneficial in many conditions including Dyslexia. He is passionate about, and experienced with, contact lenses, preventative eyecare and vision wellness. He has a good relationship with the local ophthalmologists if referrals are required.
David began working with Anthony and Lily in the city walk practice in 1996, then ran the ANU Eyecare practice before moving to the Braddon practice due to the ANU redevelopment.
He is a devoted husband, and father of two great people, a car nut and according to himself an average golfer. He really does look like Brad Pitt, when you squint.
We would like to welcome Ania to the Eyecandy team.
Ania has moved to Canberra from Sydney (pre Covid ☺) and was previously at one of Sydney’s longest established independent Optical practices.
Being technically qualified and having a great eye for detail, Ania knows everything there is to know about spectacles ensuring you can see and look great at the same time.
Having a science background and being smart, Ania thinks she knows everything, which sadly, she kinda does.
She loves to have a chat about most things, loves animals, cooking, walking, boxing etc but she does have questionable taste in music.
We are very fortunate to have Ania as she fits in with our philosophy and she is genuinely a really really nice person.
Pat Walsh has been hand fitting spectacles since the release of Saturday Night Fever.
He is one of the best of the few remaining trained Optical technicians left in Australia and is still very much hands on. He prefers to do as much of the fitting of lenses in house rather than outsourcing our work.
Pat has been working with Anthony since the beginning of the Langley Pino group established in 1991. With the sale of Langley Pino stores in the City and Belconnen, Pat is now back home at Eyecandy where it all began with Lily, Anthony and Bella.
Pat is a very proud and doting Father and Grandfather ( and he still looks 39, go figure ) and a pretty awesome musician.
Pat will always try and fix anything even if there is no hope. He really does not want to let anyone down.
Pat has very few if any negative qualities but spoken like a true Italian, I think he needs to eat more and he also prefers Rugby Union to Rugby league or Soccer but we are very fortunate to have him with us.
Prior to Eyecandy Optical, Lily worked with Joe and Anthony Pino in their city walk practice for over twenty years. Lily will always do her utmost to assist. Nothing is too hard. You won’t find a person more dedicated and trustworthy to make sure you walk out looking a million bucks. She has developed a rapport with her clients that keeps them coming back. This is why Lily is the guru of optics in Canberra.
In that time she has not only become an integral part of the business, she is family.
Sadly for us but great for Lily, she is retiring. She will still be coming in but not as frequently.
If you want to see Lily just give as a call and we will let you know (that’s when she tells us ) when she will be in.
If you would like to book an appointment or just ask a question, then why not get in touch. If you want more, then popping in and seeing us is a must.