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Filed under: Francis Klein, NEWS!

Hola, Sonia…Welcome to Eye Spy!!!

Written by on July 12th 2011

Sonia is our sassy new optician here at Eye Spy.  We are super excited about the Get-It Done-Diva.  She has 4 years of optical experience and she looks fantastic in these Francis Klein specs.

Here is a little more about our new star:

Why do you like being an optician?
-  I love to put people in the dopest glasses that exist.

What catches your lil” eye at Eye Spy?
- We have glasses for the unique individuals, not the mainstream frames that large chains carry.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
- I have an obsession with pigs, I even have pig pajamas … and underwear =)

What is your celebrity crush?
- Common.

How do you feel about stray cats?
- Funny you should ask, but I just took in a stray cat!  My son named her Chicago and she is spotted like a cow!

What is your favorite food?
- Buffalo wings, by a long shot.

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Filed under: KIDS!, NEWS!

Ray-Ban Wayfarers for your Lil’ ones!

Written by on June 22nd 2011
Hello, everyone…this is Patsy, the Specs Wrangler! I am so excited to be taking over the reigns from Mary, so here it goes….

Look at these sassy Ray-Bans Kid’s sunglasses we got in this morning! Protect your kids from harmful UV-A and UV-B in style.  Adorable…and functional. As we like to say, sunglasses are sunscreen for the eyes. For a sporty look, we also carry Julbo sunglasses for babies and kids :-)


Did you know that more light enters children’s eyes than adult’s eyes? As we age, the lens of our eye gets cloudy….which blocks out the light. So, it makes sense that kids have very clear lenses and all of the light passes through them and can do a lot of damage to the retina:-(  In addition, most kids spend a *ton* more time outside than adults.  By the time kids are 18 years old, they will have been exposed to 80% of their lifetime UV exposure! And while we are on the subject, it is also important to wear sunglasses when it is cloudy outside…because, as we all know, UV rays travel through clouds. 


This is why it is vital to have a pair of trusty kid’s sunglasses that your son or daughter loves and will wear all the time…..and s/he can be like mommy and daddy;-)

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So long, Specs Therapist. It’s been real.

Written by on June 21st 2011

Well, the time has come for the Specs Therapist to take flight.

After five and a half years at Eye Spy, I’m saying good-bye to the shop and I’m saying good-bye to Chicago. On Friday, I hit the road for Los Angeles (with a little detour to GRACELAND).
Thanks for being the best customers, co-workers, and friends in town. You all have made working here a totally radical and way cool experience.
I’m gonna miss you!
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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, NEWS!, Theo

Take a roll in the hay with Anne et Valentin and Theo!

Written by on May 22nd 2011






Anne et Valentin Trunk Show!
Sat., June 11th from 11-5 pm & farewell appointments Fri., June 10th from 4-7 pm.

The Specs Therapist is flying the coop :(

Join us for a Farewell Trunk Show for Mary, our Specs Therapist. If you would like her expert advice before she moves to L.A., make a private appointment on Friday, June 11 from 4-7 PM and join us for a party at Eye Spy.




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Filed under: NEWS!, Super

Some thoughts on Sunglasses!!!

Written by on May 21st 2011

The sun is shining in Chicago! That means it’s time to get some new sunglasses to protect your pretty eyes and show off your signature style! Need some tips on what to wear? Check out this article on Fashionista Chicago featuring our own Specs Therapist!
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Eye Spy will be closed on Sunday, April 24

Written by on April 23rd 2011

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Filed under: Kala, NEWS!

KALA, Hello!

Written by on April 12th 2011

We’ve picked up a new line, Kala, made right here in the USA!

Kala frames are handmade in California. They look and feel great!

It’s that time of year again! The EYE SPY GREEN SCENE is back! Take the CTA, ride your bike, ride your non-motorized scooter, cruise on your skateboard, or leisurely walk on over to Eye Spy and you’ll get 10% off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. OR, bring in a pair of Rx glasses to donate to New Eye for the Needy and get $25 off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. For THE WHOLE MONTH of April!

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Filed under: Mykita, NEWS!

MYKITA, Hello!

Written by on April 11th 2011

Our first round of Mykita sunglasses flew off the shelves! This time around, we ordered more frames and more colors. We also have more plastic Mykita frames and and a couple with a tad more attitude than the average sunglass frame:





It’s that time of year again! The EYE SPY GREEN SCENE is back! Take the CTA, ride your bike, ride your non-motorized scooter, cruise on your skateboard, or leisurely walk on over to Eye Spy and you’ll get 10% off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. OR, bring in a pair of Rx glasses to donate to New Eye for the Needy and get $25 off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. For THE WHOLE MONTH of April!

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Filed under: Francis Klein, NEWS!

Francis Klein, Hello!

Written by on April 10th 2011

Hooray for ***NEW*** Francis Klein frames!

We now have over 50 Francis Klein frames in stock in a multitude of sparkly glitterific varieties!






It’s that time of year again! The EYE SPY GREEN SCENE is back! Take the CTA, ride your bike, ride your non-motorized scooter, cruise on your skateboard, or leisurely walk on over to Eye Spy and you’ll get 10% off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. OR, bring in a pair of Rx glasses to donate to New Eye for the Needy and get $25 off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. For THE WHOLE MONTH of April!

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Filed under: Anne et Valentin, NEWS!

Anne et Valentin, Hello!

Written by on April 9th 2011


Hello.

Hi.

How are ya?

It’s that time of year again! The EYE SPY GREEN SCENE is back! Take the CTA, ride your bike, ride your non-motorized scooter, cruise on your skateboard, or leisurely walk on over to Eye Spy and you’ll get 10% off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. OR, bring in a pair of Rx glasses to donate to New Eye for the Needy and get $25 off your purchase of Rx frames and lenses. For THE WHOLE MONTH of April!

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