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Meet the Team

Our Optometrists conduct concise examinations and explain the findings to each patient and ensure that any vision needs are addressed appropriately, because of this any problems may be detected as early as possible and treatment can commence straight away.

We have a passion for vision and how it affects people at all different stages in their lives. Our quality services and advanced optical technology is designed to meet the needs of all out patients from infants to young children to adults to help them maintain a better quality of living. We want to encourage parents to use our services for children to help them learn and grow.

Our holistic approach, utilising behavioural optometry and vision training techniques aids us to be able to suggest and implement solutions that will improve our patient’s quality of life.

Simon Routson

Principal Optometrist

I'm proud of the work we do and the help we can give our patients. Being in this business for more than twenty years, optometry has allowed me to literally improve people’s lives with the best vision outcomes and the best ways to see well. Outside of work hours I enjoy playing with and restoring classic cars, along with running a Friesian horse stud with my wife Katrina.

Merry Chen


Optometry brings me joy as I am able to provide people with their clearest vision possible, whether it be through glasses, vision therapy or managing their ocular health.  In the final year of my Doctor of Optometry course, I undertook a four-week clinical placement on the Phelophepa healthcare train which provides low-cost healthcare services to rural communities across South Africa. The highlight of my experience was seeing how a simple pair of reading glasses literally changed these people’s lives. Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends, family and pets, going to the gym, enjoying good food and travelling.  

James Mitchell


I chose to study Optometry as I wanted to be able to help people with their health, and vision is such an important part of everything we do. I spend most of my spare time at the beach or training and playing basketball for the Warrnambool Seahawks.

Roland Bunting


Roland is a UK trained doctor who graduated in London before going on to complete his Specialist Ophthalmology training in Wales. He undertook a Fellowship in Strabismus at the Bristol Eye Hospital, and subsequently relocated to Melbourne where he completed a further Fellowship in Medical Retina at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He has worked in Warrnambool for a number of years and has extensive experience in General Ophthalmology. Roland holds public appointments at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, as well as Eastern Health. Roland is pleased to be able to contribute ophthalmic services to the local community.                             * Referrals are essential to see Dr Roland Bunting.

Bek Law

Warrnambool Practice Manager

Since joining the team at Penry Routson in 2019 as a Receptionist, my role has changed considerably. In less than a year I was promoted to Business Administration Officer, and shortly after that I became the Practice Manager. My role encompasses a wide range of tasks; from payroll and rostering, to co-ordinating schemes such as Glasses for Kids, and the RWAV Outreach Program for ATSI clients. I am also the Lead Receptionist/Administration Staff for Dr Roland Bunting, who began working at our Warrnambool practice in 2020. Outside of work I enjoy watching movies, and spending time with friends & family.

Vicki Rantall

Camperdown Practice Manager

I have been with Penry Routson since 2006 and enjoy running the Camperdown Practice. The role in Camperdown requires all aspects of looking after patient needs from reception through to frame selection and all other tasks required. When not at work I love spending time with family and friends, cooking and reading.  

Luke Jephcott

Senior Dispenser

Having been in optics for over 20 years, I'm still passionate about helping people find the best solution to their eyecare and fashion needs. The technology available is cutting edge and the fashion is ever evolving. Outside of work I am really active and I run, go to the gym, surf, swim, cycle and play cricket.

Katrina Pigdon

Optical Assistant

Since joining the team my role within the practice is reception, appointments, patient enquiries, frame adjustments and other tasks which come my way. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, dabbling in creative art, gardening and going to the movies.

Brodie Graham

Optical Assistant

Since joining Penry Routson my role encompasses a wide variety of tasks including reception and customer service assisting with queries and advice on frames, scheduling and arranging appointments and liaising with patients. Outside working hours I enjoy spending with family. I am a keen walker and I have a passion for cooking.

Barry Rantall

Laboratory Technician

My role since 2014 has included ordering lenses, cutting and edging them to fit to frames and undertaking repairs for patient’s eye wear. When not working in the lab, I enjoy gardening, reading, listening to music and kayaking.