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*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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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Gentle Monster

Customer of the Week…Chris Hershman!

Written by on October 27th 2014

Say hi to our newest customer of the week…Chris Hershman!

Chris is a man of many talents…photographer, videographer, musician. AND he has great taste – doesn’t he look amazing in his Gentle Monster frames?!?
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 You may recognize Chris… he is a regular at the shop and is also the man behind our fabulous video lookbook: 

He is constantly on the go, shooting videos for bands, taking photos at weddings and working with local business peeps around Chicago. The Gentle Monster’s have coordinating clips he can wear them in the studio and out on the town and always look amazing!

Check out Chris’ website to find out what he is up to.

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Niloca, Rigards

Customer of the Week…Elspeth!

Written by on October 21st 2014

So, you might be thinking that Elspeth is our customer of the week because she bought three pairs of spectacular specs from Eye Spy, but you would be wrong. She is customer of the week because she looks amazing and totally different in all three pairs!!

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Sure enough every time Elspeth comes to find new frames, the Specs Wrangler just happens to be here! It’s like magic…or something close to it. They share their love of luscious leather boots and, of course, delectable glasses! After a process of elimination they settled on these three beauties. First up, we’ve got a powder blue Niloca Clockwork frame. The Specs Wrangler loved these so much, she ordered a pair for herself! Second on the dream series, she’s got an Anne et Valentin Modern Love! Lastly, Elspeth patiently waited for Rigards to come in, a brand new line to Eye Spy! Rigards is made from sustainably harvested buffalo horn! What?!

Each frame fits her like a dream. Hilariously, Patsy, the Specs Wrangler, also fits all the same frames!!!!  Thanks for being perfectly lovely to work with Elspeth! You are a wonderful customer of the week!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Anni Shades, Caroline Abram, EVENTS!, Francis Klein, Rapp, Theo

2014 November Trunk Shows

Written by on October 16th 2014

Yep, it’s what you have been waiting for all year…the new 2015 eyewear collections straight from Paris!!!! Hollah!

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While the Queen of Specs takes the long voyage to Paris every year, and suffers while doing so (just kidding!), we make it easy on all of our customers by inviting the representatives from a small selection of our lines to Eye Spy on Saturdays on November. We tried to mix it up a bit this year…so we hope you are as excited as we are!!

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Which show should you put on your calendar, if you cannot attend all of the shows? Good Question.

Here are links to the lines that we are showing…Take a peek and see which ones might be your soulmate!

11/1: Rapp and Anni Shades -select shape and color and have a custom pair made just for you!

11/8: Francis Klein- select shape and color and have a custom sparkly pair made just for you!

11/15: Caroline Abram- sexy cat-eyes at an awesome price!

11/22: Theo eyewear- incredible colors and shapes in acetate and metal!

11/28: Anne et Valentin- very wearable shapes and colors…in unexpected combinations!

AND if you want a private showing on the Sunday following each show…just call us at 773.477.2670 or email us at [optician at eyespyoptical.com] for an appointment :-)

 

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Filed under: NEWS!

Meet our New Gal!

Written by on October 7th 2014

Winter is coming but Clara is here, so not to worry. I mean, she is no Ygritte, but she’s pretty great. She hails originally from Port Townsend, Washington. She scurried south to attend college at California College of the Arts. Her travels have now brought her to us in Chicago. Clara has captured a pair of Rapp Eyewear frames in green carnivale, and she wears them well….

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We asked her a few questions so you could get to know her!

-How many glasses do you own?
1 glass and 1 sun! — soon there will be more!

-What is your favorite thing in the whole world?
I love lots of things… THE COLOR PURPLE!!!– not the book, the actual color purple.  **SPARKLES***  
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, sushi, the ocean, ooo ooo and riding my vintage japanese lotus bike. AH, and my CAT… and CRAFTING. I’m an old woman.

-There’s an EARTHQUAKE! and you can only save 3 things from the gaping hole forming under your apartment, what do you scoop up? 
My CAT! And as many beads as I can carry! that’s it.

-What catches your eye at Eye Spy? 
Let’s get specific. . .the Francis Kleins, the glittery ones.

-If you could be any mystical person/creature who/what would it be? 

Daenerys– Mother of Dragons!
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 - What’s something that people don’t know about you?
UHHHHH lots of things, I LOVE HULA HOOPING! I used to have 10 hula hoops, but now I only have one. Drunk hula hooping is the best.

-Do you have a hidden talent?
Drunk Hula Hooping! Doyeeee

-Finish this sentence I love…. bacon blueberry pancakes!!!!

See? She’s pretty great! But don’t take our word for it….come in and meet our new gal yourself.

Welcome to the club lady! We are stoked to have another curly-haired lady join us! It seems to be a trend around here.

Note: Clara was not in the Nutcraker nor did Heidi teach her to walk.

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Filed under: EVENTS!, HEALTH!

Worried About Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Written by on October 5th 2014

Dr. LaBrosse is excited to introduce an important new technology to her practice at Eye Spy: Quantifeye!

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This device directly measures the integrity of your macular pigment.

Macular pigment is in the back of your eye, acting like “internal sunglasses” to protect and enhance your central vision.

  • Do you have trouble night driving or problems with glare?
  • Do you have light sensitivity?
  • Family history of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)?
  • Risk factors for developing AMD (fair skin, history of smoking, cardiovascular disease, poor diet, over 50 years old?)

If your answer is yes, or you are just curious about whether your visual performance can be improved, you need this test!  Macular pigment is the only modifiable risk factor for AMD.

We are having a FREE screening event on Saturday, October 25th.   Dr. LaBrosse will be present to discuss the test and answer any of your questions about your eye health. We will also have plenty of dark chocolate and Pinot Noir on-hand, since both contain ingredients that are beneficial to eye health. Join us!!

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