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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: 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!

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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: 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: 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: 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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It’s our Sweet Sixteen!

Written by on October 1st 2014

Celebrate with us on Sat., October 11th from 12-5pm!

It’s our birthday and we will cry if we want to….tears of joy, that is:-)  Come and join us, while we celebrate in our fluffy dresses & watch “Sixteen Candles!” We will have cupcakes & candy, spiked punch, a bunch of frames on sale and birthday discounts!!

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We almost forgot to mention the cake topper!? We will have some sweet work from Margie Criner, owner and mastermind behind Red-Belly!

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From as far back as Margie can remember, she needed to make things. She recalls spending time in her dad’s wood shop in the basement of their house. At six years old, she made a walkie talkie out of a block of pine, a nail and some paint.

Now, years later, the tools she uses are more sophisticated, but the desire to produce remains the same. Margie’s education in textile design, graphics, and woodworking allows me to fulfill her childhood dream to create.  Her work is rooted in color, eco- friendly materials, with a heavy concentration in composition. This must be why we love her one-of-a kind work so much!!

 

Come and celebrate 16 simply spectacular years of specs at Eye Spy! We will have a photo booth set-up, so don’t forget to wear your puffy dress:-) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th from 12-5PM. Be there or be square.

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Filed under: EVENTS!, Julbo

Eye Spy a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt!

Written by on September 17th 2014

We’ve 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 during Sundays in September.

Return with your map and photos, get a bunch of super-secret prizes and enter into a drawing for a pair of kids’ Julbo sunglasses!

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The scavenger hunt is officially taking place every Sunday during the Lakeview Sunday Play Spot! But, you can pick up an Eye Spy scavenger hunt card from us or any of the retailers on our block and participate whenever you want:-)

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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: EVENTS!, February 31st, Gentle Monster, Kaenon, Maui Jim, Oliver Goldsmith, Spectacular Sunglasses, Super, Theo, Thierry Lasry

Sunglass Sale Preview Party!!

Written by on July 22nd 2014

Join us for some mayhem on Thursday, July 31st from 3-7pm!

Y’all know that August brings our Sunglass sale. Once a year we round up all of our sunglasses, and go over-board on the discounts. We even sneak in a bunch of optical frames:-)THIERRY LASRY SALE

This year we are starting the party a day early, because turn down for what? Thursday will bring a 4 hour sneak peak at the sunglass sale along with a handful of other surprises we’ve got up our sleeves. Trust me, you WANT to know what they are. Perhaps, we will let the cat out of the bag the week of the par-tay! Maybe.

In the meantime, please allow me to temp you with some images of our lovely sunglasses and some total babes in them! We will see you Thursday, JULY 31st from 3-7pm for some snacks, booze and previews.

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Filed under: EVENTS!

Popping-up In July

Written by on July 10th 2014

We have a bunch of pop-ups scheduled for this month! Are you excited?? Here’s the scoop…

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The next one is : Friday, July 11 in Pilsen at Modern Co-op during 2nd Fridays from 6-10pm.

Modern Co-op is having a kicking off event for a new design collection by Chicago-based Brass And Bark…and we are joining in the fun with our frames and sunnies:-)

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 The next pop-up is…on Friday, July 18th, the Chicago Mosiac School. They are having a Vernissage from 6-9pm! The head of the school is a big fan of Eye Spy and we are a big fan of mosaics:-)

The school is located in a loft building near the Irving Park Brown line stop. It is on the second floor and we will be near the main entrance…hopefully!! The have an incredible showcase of mosaics by artists from around the world on display.

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