Manager and Optometrist


Tien completed a Bachelor of Optometry from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2004, and has spent the last 14 years refining her skills in optometry practices across Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Tien is also trained in Ocular Therapy. 

Tien's passion for optometry and eye-wear led her to open The Pinhole Effect store in early 2014, providing Adelaide with a refreshingly unique selection of spectacle frames, hand-picked from all corners of the world!


Optical Dispenser


Karen is an experienced and valuable member of the team, with over 15 years of optical experience as well as 30 years of retail. 

Karen is a keen organiser, not to mention having incredible attention to detail, which is attributed to her talents in home renovation and furniture refurbishment. She can fit a frame to a face a mile away! 

Whether you need a fresh style, frames to up your eye-wear game, or a complex frame adjustment, Karen is your go-to woman!


Optical Dispenser


Bianca brings to us over 7 years of optical dispensing experience. 

When visiting on weekends, you will be greeted by Bianca's welcoming smile and enthusiasm in helping you with your every eye-wear need. She will confidently guide you to find a frame complimentary to your unique lifestyle, personality, and features. 

Bianca is currently working part-time while studying at University. 


Optical Dispenser


Michelle is a true natural at finding a frame suitable to your individual style and needs, despite being brand new to the optical industry. 

Michelle has a wonderful and warm personality who will provide you with an exceptional customer experience in store.