Filed under: Anne et Valentin, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Unique Frame Lines

Customer Of The Week!!!!

Written by on September 21st 2015

Hey everyone!  We have a new customer of the week! Say hi to Hawke!


Hawke came in needing help fixing an old pair of glasses that had fallen prey to the tiny hands of a grabby child – kids can’t seem to resist the siren song of a pair of glasses…before you know it SWOOP! they are off!

We were able to help him get his old frames back in order, but he realized that he might want to get a new pair since it had been a while since he had updated his glasses game.

Hawke has a low bridge and frames that come with nosepads tend to keep those specs where they need to be, but liked the bold look of plastic frames!  Patsy, our Specs Wrangler, got right down to it select the always fantastic, Fame frame by Anne et Valentin. He liked it so much that he decided to get it in 2 colors!



The black and charcoal frame is a great alternative to a boring black frame.  It still has the clean lines that you get from a black frame, but the matte plastic on the front add a textural element that keep this frame modern.


Tortoise plastic is classic and softens this grey metal frame bringinging elements of dimension and light.

It is amazing how different the same frame in two different colorways look!

Hawke is now rocking his new frames and feels like a million bucks.  I hope he can keep those little kid fingers away from them!



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

Customer of the Week!

Written by on September 6th 2015

Our uber-chic Customer Of The Week is Ruth!

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Ruth has been a customer here at Eye Spy for a few years now and she always has wonderful taste.  We love how these slightly oversized Anne et Valentin Modern Style frames look on her.


Everything comes together in this frame – the shape is a reimagined take on vintage eyeglass shapes, the little pops of red metal on the temples make this frame modern and the tortoise is a classic color that is crazy versatile.

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Ruth’s Gentle Monster Magician frame is also an updated take on a traditional sunny and is a frame she will be able to wear for years.

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Chocolate chip acetate and gold metal…how can you go wrong?

Ruth’s frames have all the right elements and she will be able to wear them long after the current fashion trends come and go.  This is what classic style is all about!

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

Customer Of The Week…Dog Days Edition

Written by on August 25th 2015

Hi all!  These truly are the dog days of summer, so we chose our wonderful customer Victoria and her cute pup, Splash, for our Customer Of The Week!


At Eye Spy Optical we LOVE glasses and we LOVE dogs, so when Victoria came in to pick up her new glasses and brought along her furry little friend, we were thrilled and HAD to have a picture of both of them!

Victoria has been a customer for a few years now and on her last trip here, she picked up 2 pairs – first, a gorgeous pair of claret red and minty green Anne et Valentin Minilook. The more traditional shape makes these are perfect for professional settings but have that gorgeous color that looks so great with Victoria’s coloring.


She also decided on a pair of Francis Klein Club frames with a floral silk print.  We love how light and easy-going this pair is – perfect for summer garden parties and brunching outside!



Victoria is happy with her new summer frames and Splash gives her paw of approval to both pairs!


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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Niloca, Theo

Customer Of The Week…Daily Double!

Written by on August 11th 2015

Help me welcome Robin to the Customer Of The Week Club!

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Robin’s first visit to Eye Spy Optical was a little bit strange…the Queen of Specs and the Optical Oracle were on at the shop and just moments before Robin stepped in the door, the power had all gone out. This did not deter Robin.  She had been sent by one of her fab friends to look at our unique frames and a little power outage wasn’t going to deter her.

She looked around for a bit, trying on frames in every color under the rainbow.  A Theo frame caught her eye…part of a limited edition of flourescent Mille specs…in bright blue and green.

I know this is purple...but you can imagine this in blue and green can't you?

I know this is purple…but you can imagine this in blue and green can’t you?

Robin loves color and accessories, so she also wanted to look for something she could wear with her jewel-tone outfits.  She tried on Niloca’s Fermie frame and knew she had found her frame-charming. The kalaidesope of amethyst, garnet and carnelian colors was gorgeous with her coloring and would match her hats!

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So it was settled…Theo and Niloca frames in gorgeous limited edition colors were going home with her.

We love Robin’s bold choices and think she looks beautiful in both of her new specs!



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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Theo, Unique Frame Lines

Time For Customer Of The Week Again!

Written by on July 31st 2015

Hi friends! Welcome to another edition of Eye Spy Presents: Customer Of The Week starring the handsome and friendly gentleman that you all know and love………….Eric!


You may or may not know this, but Eric is a guy on the go and he needs stylish eyewear that can keep up with him.  Theo Mille +23 is a simple design with some great details!  It is made out of titanium that is both strong and light & comfortable to wear. The shape is very graphic and has some nice angles that make Eric look great. The warmish grey color with a matte finish goes perfectly with his contemporary style….and big smile!!

THEO MILLE+23Eric is thrilled with his new frames and will definitely be back for his next pair of specatcular specs!

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer Of The Week…

Written by on July 21st 2015

Tip your hats to our elegant Customer Of The Week Deanna!!!


Deanna came in after seeing her friend wearing a fabulous pair of glasses from Eye Spy. She wanted a new frame -something bold and colorful – and you know she came to the right place. Patsy, our Specs Wrangler, helped her try on several fun frames. Deanna almost walked out the door in a pair of Rapp cat-eyes, but a very special Theo caught her eye… and she absolutely HAD to have it!


The O by Theo is a frame that is bold and beautiful, but also has a sense of humor. We think that it looks striking on Deanna.  Her silver hair and porcelain skin make this frame POP and the fit is nothing but perfect.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, KIDS!, Swissflex

Customer Of The Week!!!

Written by on July 7th 2015

Give three big cheers for Derek, our new Customer Of The Week!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!

DEREK_J Derek is an awesome kid who was super excited to get his first pair of glasses (just like his dad!). It didn’t take him long to decide on a colorful pair of SwissFlex Kids frames in kelly green – which just so happens to be his soccer team’s color this year (fingers crossed that he gets green again next year)!


SwissFlex is a great brand for kids frames because they are flexible and can stand up ruff-and-tumble play time that kids get into. Derek learned how to put his glasses on with two hands and how to clean his lenses so that they will last a long time, but I am sure that he will put those frames to the test!


Derek is a sporty kid, so he also got a pair of silver Rec Specs sport frames.  They have an adjustable elastic sport band in the back and a padded nose pad so they won’t move around while he is on the run. He needed something that could do double duty so he can wear them when he is outside playing soccer and when he is shooting hoops inside, so we hooked him up with some transitions lenses that change to sunlenses when he goes outside.


Derek is thrilled with his new glasses – just look at that smile! Hi-Fives for Derek!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, Caroline Abram, CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, FASHION!, Unique Frame Lines

Customers of the Week – Cute Couple Edition!

Written by on June 29th 2015

Our Customers of the Week are a fun and fabulous couple…three cheers for Erin and Tom!!!

ERIN+TOM FUN Erin and Tom used to live in Chicago, but moved to Wisconsin for graduate school…since Erin is working towards her PhD.  She is one smart cookie. They still make the trek all the way down to Eye Spy Optical for our fantastic glasses.  The both love fashion and think that glasses are the perfect accessory! They each left with 2 frames – a fun pair and a more serious pair for work.


Erin chose a bright red pair of Anne Et Valentin Amber frames for her fun pair.  She had the hardest time deciding which color to get – she would have gotten them all if she could have – but the red was clearly the standout pair!


For her work pair, she also pair of Anne Et Valentin Cozak frames in a warm grey color wtih just a hint of pink at the temples. Did someone say, “sexy secretary”?!?

Tom’s prescription is strong, so he had difficulty see the glasses he was trying. As a result, our Specs Wrangler and Erin got to work and chose a couple of awesome frames for him. Once his lenses were in, he was thrilled with the end result!


He went home with a tortoise and blue Caroline Abram Joel frame that fits perfectly and complements his style perfectly.


And for work, he will be sporting a handsome pair of Anne Et Valentin Modern Time frames with an occupational lens. The occupational lenses allow Tom to see up to approximately ten feet, so he can read and see his computer monitor really well…..but when he needs to drive or see anything far away, he puts on his other pair:-)


We couldn’t love these two more and are sad that we won’t get to see them for another year.

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Filed under: CUSTOMER OF THE WEEK!, Theo

Customer Of The WeeeeeeeeeeK!

Written by on June 10th 2015

Our Customer of the Week is the fabulous Carol !

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Carol bought her first Eye Spy frame in 2007 and has been coming back ever since!  Most of the glasses she has purchased from us over the years have been Anne Et Valentin frames, but she decided to go in a different direction with a pair of blue Theo Cinquante+6 frames that really bring out her baby-blues!


We love how these specs have a little bit of a cat-eye shape with some modern angles.  They are so flattering on Carol and really frame her face beautifully!

She also needed a sunglass, and decided to try out one of CustomEyes‘ amazing custom-made sun-clips.  She was amazed at how perfectly they fit her frames!

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Carol’s Theos and CustomEyes sun-clips are a match made in heaven and we think she looks bad to the bone!

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Totally Tops Customer Of The Week!

Written by on June 2nd 2015

Time to Tippity Tap Dance for our Customer of the Week….Chuck !!!!


We can’t sing Chuck’s praises enough ’round here at Eye Spy! He is one of the nicest guys and he always knows what he wants…Theos!

Chuck is a lawyer and while he could go the conservative route, he has always been called to the unique silhouettes and fun colors of Theo frames. Chuck came to our Theo Trunk Show and with our Design Maven’s help, picked out a frame that is new to their collection this year – James 5.


The James series frames have a really cool cut-away around the nose and is a deep blue which really accents his eyes! The shape integrates the nosepad into the frame and removes the “extra weight” around the nose creating a frame that misses a “corner.”

Chuck is living proof that you CAN wear funky eyewear to work!





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