Eyes on Fremont Family field trip: The New KEXP STUDIOS

The EOF gang behind the coveted vinyl section of KEXP’s comprehensive music library.

For many years, Eyes on Fremont has been a proud supporter and underwriter of Seattle’s independent, listener powered radio station, KEXP. Now in their new, much-expanded studio facility, we were invited to check out what happens behind the airwaves.

  Check out a few highlights from the tour our EOF gang was invited to do with Carol Dupuis and seasoned volunteer, Ken:

An original studio keepsake of sorts: This original Nirvana “Nevermind” album secures fond memories with it’s  entertaining footnotes by the DJs playing it when the album released, way back in the station’s KCMU days. It earned critical acclaim & heavy rotation stats by the these resident DJs before it made international record sales.

DJ Quilty 3000 on the air yesterday, taking a moment to explain the back scene DJ process…  She’s been a resident DJ since 2003 (and a longtime EOF customer)!

Our tour guides and the EOF staff in the new live studio showroom.  Thanks, Carol (third from left)  and Ken (2nd from rt) showing us around the coolest radio station ever! 

To learn more about KEXP,  listen online, find out about studio tours/events, become a member, and receive discounts (we offer a KEXP discount for glasses!) and otherwise get the gist of what “listener powered radio” means, please check out their site at: http://www.kexp.org

Friday Eyeglasses inspiration with Jenny J and Andy Wolf!

Photo courtesy of Jenny’s I phone via an EOF customer

  Seattle photographer, Jenny Jimenez came in for some eyeglass servicing and decided we all needed to take this shot together, since we were all on the same page, wearing our Andy Wolf frames today! Thanks for pointing out the synchronicity and giving us the inspiration, Jenny! 

Check out her website on the link above and her latest photo spread for July’s issue City Arts Mag: 

Customers around the shop: what you wear when you’re TEN HUNDRED percent cool

The outrageously talented artist,  TEN HUNDRED paid us a visit yesterday to pick up his newest sun specs and gracing the staff with his awesome “ride or die” t-shirt designs (thanks man!). 

Frankly, we can’t wait to see what else evolves from the other side of this lens…

If you don’t already know, definitely check him out and stay tuned:

Our Soldier’s Angels Winter Donation Program was a smashing Hit!

The EOF crew with Tricia from Soldier’s Angels Organization (far Right). 441 pairs of finished reading glasses were successfully made & delivered by mid-February!

Eyes on Fremont had another great winter business season & wanted to extend thanks to the community by giving back to the local community. So for 2015, our bustling lil shop wanted to support the veterans of our region: We partnered with Soldier’s Angels Foundation to provide much needed reading glasses for it’s recipients.
For each complete eyeglass purchase made December 14th- 31st, we donated a set of reading glasses to Soldier’s Angels… we successfully donated over 440 sets of custom-made reading glasses!  

Shout out to Van Rue & his sales team from local lens lab, Single Vision Express for generously supplying the optical lenses. 

And a special thanks to our lab staff, Elizabeth & Emily for working extra hard to crank out 400 extra pairs of lenses so we could deliver this donation at the beginning of 2016! 
If you’d like are the time to learn more about the vision and services Soldier’s Angels Org. offers, check out their website here: 


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!

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