Healthy vision is Kek Yap’s mission. He’s been shining a light on Sunshine locals for eight years. His prescription for success is the close-knit community.
At Specsavers Optometrists, Kek keeps his eyes peeled to detect, diagnose and manage vision problems. In the time he’s worked at Sunshine, he has seen patients through various stages of their eye health and understands the value of building long-term relationships with them. He knows the care people need changes over time.
“My favourite thing is seeing customers year after year. The little kids have become teenagers and the teenagers have become adults.”
The store is spectacular. As well as offering comprehensive sight tests, it has an eye-watering range of budget glasses, designer glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses for women, men, kids and teens, along with a day spa for existing glasses – cleaning, tightening, checking and adjusting.
Kek loves the local community: “We are very close. Chatting to people is probably the best part of my job, especially my older patients.”
With a diverse multicultural mix of eats from Filipino to Maltese, Ethiopian to Vietnamese and Sri Lankan to Burmese, Kek also has an eye for the local food: “It’s very good, very diverse.”
Kek’s most memorable experience at Sunshine Marketplace has been the annual Lantern Festival, including the magical Lion and Dragon dance. The community come together to celebrate the full moon in what is now one of the biggest one-day festivals in Victoria.