Getting to know your EOF Optician: Emily B.

How Long with Eyes on Fremont:
Emily has been a part of the EOF family for 2.5 years, joining the crew while in the midst of her Opticianry program degree at Seattle Central. She graduated & obtained her license in 2014! 

Her EOF “Specialty”: 
Although Emily is a skilled “front-end” optician, she really enjoys working on the lab/production side of things as well. She splits her time in the shop doing lens finishing work, repairs, sunclip production, and dispensing/adjusting.  Emily prefers to exercise her “tactile” skills wherever she can in the shop!

What motors Emily’s interests & what keeps her happily “scooting” along:

Emily balances work & play really well- engaging herself off the clock with the light-hearted, the off-beat, the creative & quirky things in life.  
She finds interest in collecting natural “oddities”, fun & colorful trinkets, & is a fetishist for Hello Kitty paraphernalia.  If she’s not scootering around town, she probably is chilling out crafting or sewing cool things like hand-bags & vintage-inspired items. She prefers and appreciates the “old-school way” for her art process & aesthetics.
The bottom line with Emily is to approach life with a little sense of humor & fun!

Check out this much coveted collection on the fashion rise, VALLEY EYEWEAR

As an independent optical shop with a unique vision of our own, we are enthusiastic about making connections & supporting eyewear companies such as this intriguing sunglass line from Australia. To us, the backstory is just as important as the product. 

Meet Australian Eyewear designer,  Michael Crawley- part of the mastermind duo behind VALLEY EYEWEAR. Together with his wife Tenielle, they design & curate this collection with an idealistic vision of what a really cool, high quality pair of glasses should be.  

Michael was frustrated with the sunglass market & its lack of good quality-cutting edge fashion offerings, so he basically drafted up the dream pair himself at a time when both him and his wife were on the search for new career ventures. As a matter of fact, according to Tenielle, his first design was drawn one night freehand on the kitchen counter! Way to cook up a dream pair of sunglasses…!

Here are a few of the newest Ophthalmic designs from the collection that we have in stock:

The aesthetic is a bold & confident, deftly edgy interpretation of classic eyewear lines…

Their fashion-forward looks have won the attention of celebrities such as Kat von D, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West, Katie Homes, & Marilyn Manson, as well as collaboration interests with some famed designers such as custom hat designer, Kick Fouquet in LA.

Check out Valley eyewear’s ultra-cool website where you can view some of their designs & collaborative work, and some of the more impressive Optical art music videos we’ve seen:

Customers around the Shop: Lydia S.

We thrive on people who have a vision of style that doesn’t compete to  conform, that strives to think outside of the box.  
This is one of the reasons we proudly carry the full collection from Roger Eye Designs– our favorite daring eyewear company from Holland.  

And Lydia is one of those very special customers who not only gets it, but successfully illustrates this bold expression of originality…
We invite you to challenge the norm as well!