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Filed under: NEWS!

Flex them Dollars!

Written by on December 16th 2014

The saying: “if you don’t use it you lose it,” is totally in play for Flex dollars! Seems silly but, have no fear we have you covered. We’ve added some extra exam days and are ready to help you use those dollars! We would hate to see you loose your hard earned cash!

Schedule your exam here, Dr. Labrosse will handle your eyes and we will take care of the rest.

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Filed under: Anni Shades, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, RES/REI

Customer of the Week…

Written by on December 16th 2014

It is that time again…Help me welcome our newest Customer Of the Week, Dave Rentauskas!

Give Dave a round of applause everyone!

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We didn’t choose Dave for our Customer of the Week just because he has great taste and picked up 2 amazing pairs of glasses.

Stylish RES/REI with custom sun-clips from CustomEyes!

Stylish RES/REI Calvino with custom sun-clips from CustomEyes!

All kinds of handmade wonderful...Anni Shades Glimpse.

All kinds of handmade wonderful…Anni Shades Glimpse.

We also recently had the pleasure of working with him on our Shop Local. Shop Lincoln photoshoot, where he took photos of local business owners wearing Eye Spy Optical specs.

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Shop Local. Shop Lincoln. Luke from Dinkle’s Bakery

Jessica from Sugar Fix

Jessica from Sugar Fix

Dave’s photos are even better than we could have hoped and we are definitely looking forward to working with him again in the future. If you want to see all of the Shop Local. Shop Lincoln Portraits, keep an eye on our Facebook page – we will be posting them all month!

You can find out what Dave is up to by checking out his website, Facebook, or Instagram….and check out this great self-portrait from a Black Friday shoot!!Rentauskas_dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, FASHION!, Mykita, RES/REI

Customize Your Specs!

Written by on December 8th 2014

If you have spent some time hanging out here at Eye Spy, you may have heard one of us mention a genius named Arnold from CustomEyes once or twice (probably more than that…we really really love him).  He is the man behind our custom painted sun clips and frames.

This frame and custom clip are cool as a cucumber.

This frame and custom clip are cool as a cucumber.

That is right…let that sink in a bit.  CUSTOM…PAINTED…FRAMES and SUN CLIPS!

You want a green Theo frame painted pink? Easy Peasy!

You want a sun clip to match your ombre purple Caroline Abram glasses with a green flash mirror? Get those tissues out ’cause you are going to cry Tears of Joy!

Have you had dreams of little hearts and stars all over your blue Mykitas AND a clip with teddy bears on it…well, I am not sure if he is a miracle worker…but we could ask!

Aren't these just dreamy?

Aren’t these just dreamy?

If you have a metal frame that needs to be jazzed up a bit, or you have odd-shaped specs that needs a clip, HE IS THE MAN!

Anne Et Valentin Flora before...

Anne Et Valentin Flora before…

Put down that white-out and step away from the glasses!!!! Arnold will make that frame black and white for you…trust us.

Flora is Black, White and HOT all over!

Now Flora is Black, White and HOT all over!

Love what you see? Then what are you waiting for? Get in here and get one of these little works of art on your face!

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Rapp, Super

Customer of the Week

Written by on December 2nd 2014

Congrats to Charmaine!

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Charmaine works a corporate job and came in looking for something that would jazz up her everyday wardobe.  The Optical Oracle was on the job and helped Charmaine select a gorgeous Rapp Gilda frame in a lucious marbled purple color that had arrived in store just a few days earlier.

Good Gracious Gilda!

Good Gracious Gilda!

Rapp is a small eyewear company based in Toronto, Canada.  They are known for their modern shapes and unique colors.

Once she saw herself in these beauties, she realized that her old sunglasses weren’t up to snuff! She took a quick look at the wall-o-sunnies and picked up a pair that had been calling her name…

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RetroSuperFuture Drew Morosa for the win!

Charmaine's a smooth operator in her new Sunnies!

Charmaine’s a smooth operator in her new Sunnies!

Once the cool blue-grey RetroSuperFuture Drew Morosa frames were on her face, she almost wouldn’t take them off! It took some convincing, but we managed to convinced her to give them up for a couple weeks so we could put her updated Rx lenses in them.

Charmaine is sassier than ever and ready to wow her co-workers and friends with her cool-cat style!

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Filed under: AWARDS!, NEWS!

Who made the BEST OF CHICAGOIST?!?

Written by on December 1st 2014

WE DID!!!

We’d like to thank The Academy….Oops! Wrong award show dream come true! But seriously, everyone here at Eye Spy Optical want to extend a GIAGANTIC THANK YOU to the folks over at Chicagoist for including us in their 7 Best Eyeglasses Shops in Chicago list!!!

Like your cool aunt's living room...only better!

Like your cool aunt’s living room…only better!

It is so fun to work with such great frames and customers who really appreciate how a funky pair of specs can brighten their day!

 

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Filed under: EVENTS!, NEWS!

*SHOP LOCAL * SHOP LINCOLN*

Written by on November 19th 2014

… with Eye Spy & our neighbors during the holiday season!!

Make purchases at locally-owned shops on Lincoln Ave., get entered in a gift raffle…and we donate to a non-profit for each participant:-) It’s easy…read below to see how to participate!

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*Pick up a punch card at participating stores from 3200-3600 N Lincoln.
*Shop at 6 or more stores & get your card punched with each purchase.
*Select shops will be giving out samples & discounts.
*Bring the card back to Eye Spy to enter the gift raffle & we will donate $3 to a non-profit organization for each card entered!
*Check out the facebook page for special sneak peaks and updates!

Participating Businesses:

Bad Wolf Coffee * Black Hearts Hair House * Building Blocks * Chicago Music Exchange * Dinkel’s Bakery * Eye Spy Optical * Frasca * New England Seafood Company Fish Market * Paulina Meat Market * The Pleasure Chest * Sam & Willy’s * Sin Qua Non Salon-Lakeview * Sugar Fix

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Italee, KIDS!

New Customer Of the Week…Andrew!!!

Written by on November 17th 2014

Say hi to Andrew, our newest customer of the week!

Andrew is the 4th person in his family to wear glasses and he couldn’t be happier. This 6 year old was so excited to get his first pair of specs that he did a little shimmy when he finally got to put them on!

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He chose a pair of Italee 2.5 frames in his favorite color, blue, and he LOVES the way he looks with them on…just look at that smile!

Andrew is fast as a cheetah and a champion at tag so he can’t wait to get out of the classroom for recess everyday. He also loves to play chess with his dad and competes in tournaments with kids of all ages…he beat a 3rd grader yesterday!

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2.5′s are perfect for a kid like Andrew. They are light weight and comfortable so he can wear them all day,  and they won’t fall off when he is playing since they have cable temples that curl around his ears.

Watch out world…Andrew is coming for you…and now he can see!

 

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, EVENTS!

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on November 9th 2014

Introducing our lovely Customer of the Week…Silvana and her adorable pup Penny!

Oh that face!

Oh that face!

When Silvana and Penny walked in to the shop it was love at first site… for everyone!  We were enamored with puppy  snuggles and she fell in LOVE with an absolutely gorgeous teal pair of Liliane glasses by Caroline Abram.  

Silvana and Penny spend their days at the Chicago Mosaic School and are pros at taking  care of business in style!!! So stop by for a class or workshop and make sure to say hi for us!

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Caroline Abram is known for effortless and wearable style and all of her frame shapes come in a rainbow of colors.

SQUEAL!!!!

SQUEAL!!!!

Don’t forget that this Saturday (November 15) is our Caroline Abram Trunk Show. Stop by, see the new collection and fall in love!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Mykita, Theo

Customer Of The Week!

Written by on November 7th 2014

Introducing our newest memeber of the Eye Spy Customer of the Week Club…Puneet!

A pair for everday

Mykita for everday.

Puneet spends most of his day sitting in front of a computer…I am sure most of us can relate. He decided to take advantage of our Two Pair Discount and pick up a  pair of glasses for everyday wear and a second pair with a computer prescription to wear at work. Luckily, Puneet has great taste and choosing two pairs was easy.

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Mykita are flexible and durable AND they feature a hinge without screws, so he won’t have to worry about coming in for adjustments.

And Theo's for work

And Theo’s for work

His Theo Dore’s are clean and modern looking and perfect for wearing around the office.

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 I know…you are wondering ‘What’s this dicount thing all about?’ Well, let me fill you in: Buy two  complete pairs with single vision lenses and save $75 OR buy two complete pairs with progressive lenses and save $125!!  

 

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Filed under: EVENTS!

SHOP LOCAL. SHOP LINCOLN.

Written by on November 6th 2014

2014_Shop-Lincoln_flyer1With the holiday season creeping up on us, we wanted to remind you to Shop Local. Shop Lincoln! What’s in it for you, you might ask? Well, let me break it down for you! We’ve teamed up with our local loves on North Lincoln Avenue, from 3200 thru 3500 to bring you Shop Local. Shop Lincoln! Shop at any participating shop on Lincoln and they will give you one of our fabulous little punch cards, get 6 or more punches and drop the card off at Eye Spy and be entered to win a gift basket full of goodies from the whole neighborhood! We will be donating $3 per person who enters the raffle!

Perhaps each participating store will have a surprise for you? I hear they might be planning their own incentives!

We are kicking the whole thing off on Shop Small Saturday, November 29th! Shop around Lincoln Avenue  till December 31st and drop you card by Eye Spy and enter to win some lovely neighborhood goodies!

Remember to Shop Local, Shop Lincoln!

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