Peter Lorenz began his career in the business of optical fitting and servicing over 40 years ago.
Originally from Melbourne, Peter moved to Shepparton when he was transferred by eye care franchise, OPSM.
Although he was only supposed to be in Shepparton for a couple of years, an offer to move back and manage an OPSM city store made Peter stay.
“I was always an outer suburb type person, so I didn’t want to go work in the city.”
After 18 years, Peter decided to make a change and opened up his own business; Lorenz Eyewear Services.
Peter’s opened up on High Street in 1993, where he stayed until 2013. He moved into Riverside Plaza for another four, until this year, when he made the move to Fryers Street.
“I’m glad to be closer in town again. I like being able to talk to people walking past and being in a busy part of town. I’m happy about the decision.” Said Peter.
As a certified Optical Dispenser, Peter is an expert in making perfect lenses and fitting glasses properly to people’s faces.
“Even if you like a frame, you’ve got to make sure it fits your face properly. If it’s wrong, you need to say something!” said Peter.
Peter is one of the last people in Australia to be trained specifically in optical fitting and servicing via a trade qualification.
Peter is currently settling into his new location and hoping to continue what he’s doing and building up his business.
He also shared that he will continue to expand his sunglasses range with summer around the corner.
Catch-up with Peter for a fitting, 9am- 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1:30pm Saturday.
Lorenz Eyewear Services is located at 147 Fryers St, Shepparton VIC 3630.