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

Customer of the Week

Written by on September 10th 2014

Congrats to Phyllis!!!

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Phyllis has been coming to Eye Spy for years and years. Every time she buys a pair, she always gets so many compliments…or at least, that is what she tells us;-) When she saw this pair of Anne et Valentin frames, she was immediately drawn to it. This pair was part of a limited edition series of Anne et Valentin sunglasses. Only 25 sets were made for the whole wide world! (They are all gone, except for one lonely pair on our shelf!)

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Originally, her green glasses were sunglasses, as are many of Phyllis’ previous pairs. Instead, we turned it into an everyday pair with XTRActive Transition lenses. Why are XTRActive Transitions different from the good ole Transitions that we normally use?

All day Transitions XTRActive lenses adapt to help protect your eyes from fatigue and strain caused by UV light and bright glare outdoors, and even activate behind the windshield.  Indoors they have a comfortable hint of tint to shield your eyes from strain caused by harsh indoor light.

Phyllis sells real estate, so she is in and out of her car all day, when she is not in front of the computer, or walking her three cute rescue dogs from her volunteer gig at PAWS. These lenses are a perfect solution…and she is getting even more compliments than ever on her glasses…or as she emailed us, “I am still accosted by strangers every day re: the glasses.”

Congrats to Phyllis and her pups!Phyllis_dogs

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Filed under: Anni Shades, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on September 4th 2014

Welcome back to the same bat channel and bat place! Allow us to introduce Todd, who was actually one of the first people that the Design Maven helped when she started at ye ole Eye Spy.

Todd came in looking for something different and fun. His first pair of Eye Spy frames was an RVS frame in a matte black and speckled tortoise. He loved them so much that he added a second pair of Anni Shades that, sadly, bounced out of his bike bag. He was looking to replace his beloved lost frames. (Hopefully someone found them that really needed them, right?)

Todd found this beautiful Anni Shades Glimpse frame with a secret aqua accent…

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Todd is really lovin’ his new frames and hopefully these will *not* bounce out of his bike bag. Below is his first pair of Eye Spy glasses. We did notice that he somehow scratched his lenses, and replaced them under his scratch warranty!

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Thanks for being so much fun to work with Todd and such a good sport on one of the Design Maven’s first days!!! (Ya know, back a few years ago.) And…if you know a student at New Trier High School, they might recognized Todd as a fabulous history teacher! Have a great school year everyone and congrats to Todd for being Customer of the Week!!

 

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Filed under: EVENTS!

Back to School Trunk Show!

Written by on September 2nd 2014

Back-to-school brings new classrooms, new clothes, check-ups and of course… NEW GLASSES!!! We’ve got our favorite kids line in-the-house Sunday, September 14th from 12-4pm… Etnia Barcelona!! Etnia Barcelona really nails it with their color and shape options, topping it off with hilarious names of some of our favorite childhood places.

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To add the fun of the trunk show, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is blocking off Lincoln right in front of our store for some playtime! They are putting a play spot in from Roscoe to School, so come run, jump, skip and play! (Oh, well and pick out some new glasses *obviously.*) We will also have a musical guest for the day playing in our Airstream! Little Miss Ann will be jammin’ it up with the kiddos at 3pm!

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We’ve also convinced the rest of the block to play a game with us. What is the game you may ask? It’s an EYE SPY rainbow scavenger hunt, of course! Come scoop up a map and go on a hunt. Return with your map and photos and get a secret prize!

Our fabulous Dr. Labrosse will also be fielding some questions, a la Lucy from the Peanuts. She might event have a few optical illusions up her sleeve.

peanuts-doctor-is-in1See you September 14th, 12-4pm for the party and playtime!

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Filed under: Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Unique Frame Lines

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!!

Written by on August 28th 2014

It’s that time again, THURSDAY!!! Which, also happens to be Customer of the Week day! Meet Brooke, who once upon a time lived in Chicago, and then moved to DC, then traveled back to Chi-town to shop for glasses. Brooke tried and tried again to find glasses in DC but nothing lived up to Eye Spy. So back to Eye Spy it was for Brooke. After spending some time with the Specs Wrangler she settled on  Caroline Abram. Brooke scooped up two frames, although we only got a picture in one frame.

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Brooke acutally insited a photo with the Queen of Specs. She even talked her hubby into getting a pair of glasses, who since he had never been here he got a referral discount! Brooke you look like a total babe in your new Caroline Abram frames! Thanks for the travels and tons of fun! We will see you when you want new frames!

Here’s a peek at her frames!

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We will see you next week at the same bat time and on the same bat channel for Customer of the Week!

 

 

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Francis Klein, Unique Frame Lines

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on August 21st 2014

It’s that time again folks, customer of the week time that is.  Allow us to introduce Beth, delcared her self the orginal the Pink Lady. Beth tried to find glasses at a shop that shall not be named (aka the Voltermort of Glasses Shops, and yes we did just say that.) She quickly realized that her personailty was just too much for that store.  Beth’s lovely daughter Ruth brought her into Eye Spy, turning her over to the thoughtful hands of the Design Maven.

Beth and the Design Maven had a blast picking out these beautiful Francis Klein Bisou frames in sparkly leopard. Not only does she look awesome, she looks like she might teach you to bake or maybe just kick you to the curb, like any Pink Lady would.

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Thanks for being such a B.A. Pink Lady Beth you look amazing in your Francis Kleins! We had a blast helping you pick these beauties out!!!

P.S. did we mention that Beth also got a referral discount since her daughter Ruth referred her here! Refer a friend and they save

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Thierry Lasry

CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!!!!

Written by on August 14th 2014

 

 

 

It’s Customer of the Week time again! Allow us to introduce you to our newest Eye Spy babe, CHARLENE! CHARLENE, is a friend of our book keeper Karla. Karla brought Charlene in and it was love at first sight with these Thierry Lasry Orgasmy frames!
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Charlene can be found biking around town, with her little dog in the basket, you can’t see him but he’s real sweet! She also is the make-up guru boucing from show to show. Thanks for being such a blast Charlene! Take a peek at her frames up close and personal!

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Take note of Charlene’s sweet bike!! She biked here as part of Bike Lakeview! Show up to particpating shops in Lakeview on your bike and wave your helmet at some one and get a discount! Its green, gets you outside and has some serious perks!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer of the Week!!!

Written by on August 7th 2014

Hey Peeps! It’s that time of the week again, meet Sophia our jazzy new Customer of the Week! She’s frame twins with Alissa, the Queen of Specs! Sophia really wanted to jazz it up with her new frames, and she made a bold choice going from a rimless frame to these Theo Mille+25 frames.  She pulls it off so well, we are so glad she took the leap!!!!

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Thanks for being so brave Sophia!!! Oh, and for being our Customer of the Week!

Check out the Queen of Specs in her Theo Mille+25 frames. Alissa’s frames are fluorescent pink! What else would she choose?!  Too bad we didn’t get a photo of Sophia and Alissa together:-(

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 31st 2014

Our customer of the week traveled by bubble all the way from Oz…meet Glenda! While she is not covered in pink, this sweet lady has some serious style up her sleeve, and now on her face! Glenda snuck in mere minutes before we closed. Her and Adrienne bonded over their love of this Theo Cinquante+8 frame. (Adrienne dreams of this frame in the cerulean blue color.)

JOHNSON_ GGlenda’s love of this frame hit her like a house, and they sure are dreamy on her. Thanks for being our beautiful Customer of the week Glenda!

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Filed under: HEALTH!, KIDS!

Eye Spy LOVES Kids!

Written by on July 30th 2014

We love them so much, that we even have a couple ourselves:-) Our fabulous Eye doc, Dr. Deana LaBrosse has two girls…and the Queen of Specs has two girls!! But don’t worry, we like boys at Eye Spy also…as long as they are well-behaved!?!

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Illinois law states that all children entering public schools for the first time (kindergarten or otherwise) are required to have an eye examination by an eye doctor.  As luck would have it, Eye Spy is a great place to bring your little human for his or her eye exam!  We are super-friendly and very low key, so we keep exam jitters minimal. We also have a waiting room that looks like your grandma’s living room, complete with movies…just in case *someone* needs a little distraction.

Dr. LaBrosse has lots of experience examining children of all ages from a few months old to 99 years old!  Your child does not have to know letters or even speak at all to obtain very useful information about their eyesight.  Dr. LaBrosse uses many different non-invasive techniques to determine what the eye can see, how they work together, and how healthy they are.  Eye drops are not necessarily needed for good results, so there is no need to worry if your little one is squeamish.  The goal is to make the exam fun so your child responds to the best of his or her ability and wants to come back!

Dr. LaBrosse has convenient evening and Saturday appointments available for busy families, so make your appointment today! Come on…just do it!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super

Customer of the Week!

Written by on July 24th 2014

Congrats to Dan, our newest Customer of the Week!!

What a glorious summer it has been so far! Sure, we’ve had some rain but at least we didn’t have to water our gardens that day! Dan came in to get some shades to add to the gloriousness of his summer! Patsy helped Dan find the perfect pair of neutral but stylish sunglasses. He’s rockin’ it in his People frames from RetroSuperFuture.
WESLEY_dPatsy had a blast helping Dan pick out these frames, while Dan cracked joke after joke.

Thanks for being so hilarious Dan and for being our Customer of the Week!   

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