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Fichte Endl and Elmer Eyecare: Featured Retailer of the Week!
Thursday, June 28, 2018
This week we are excited to spotlight Fichte Endl and Elmer Eyecare as our Featured Retailer of the Week! We spoke to Gordan Sage about his practice and how their customers are loving the Chemistrie Clips. They are located in Buffalo, NY and have some serious pride for their city! Check out our interview below!


Question 1: How long have you been in business? 

Gordan has been an optometrist for 22 years, however the practice has been in business for 15 years now. Before Gordon came onto the scene, Fichte Endl and Elmer Eyecare was strictly a refractive practice. When the partner decided to expand the practice to a general ophthalmology office, Gordon was hired to run the optical practice. 


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Question 2: What drew you into the optical business?

In his younger years, Sage played on his high school basketball team where one of his teammates, father was his optician. After high school, he joined the Marines for six years and once his service was complete, he decided he needed a career. After being interested by the work of his optometrist, he pursued optometry as his field of work. 

Question 3: How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?

At his practice, they advertise the Chemistrie Sun Lens System on their Facebook page to show the many great features of the product to their followers. Additionally, the employees at Fichte Endl and Elmer Eyecare wear Chemistrie products while at work to help promote the brand! 

Question 4: How does your business get involved in the community?

"Our business is all over the community," states Gordon. The practice enjoys getting involved at all types of local events such as 5k runs, concerts, tennis tournaments, community health fairs and local charities. Also, each month the employees from the practice give lectures on the importance of taking care of your eyes. 

Question 5: What is something fun about the town where you are located?

The people within the community LOVE their sports teams! Buffalo is home to the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. Buffalo sports fans are truly dedicated, die-hard fans which makes the city unique!





Question 6: What is some feedback you have received from your customers about the Chemistrie products? 

The response from the Chemistrie Clips has been outstanding in their practice! Customers love the convenience and look of the product so much, they even send in their friends to purchase a clip!

http://www.onebuffalo.com/Stop by Fichte Endl and Elmer if you're in the Buffalo Area to learn more about Chemistrie and to check out the practice! 




If you are interested in becoming a featured retailer of Chemistrie, feel free to reach out to us at info@eyenavision.com to learn more! 

College Optical Express: Featured Retailer of the Week!
Monday, June 18, 2018
This week we spoke with Raymond Castro from College Optical Express at Florida International University. Raymond has been working in the optical industry for many years and was excited to share his experiences with us! 


Question 1: How long have you been in business? 
College Optical Express has been in business at Florida International University since January of 2015, however, Raymond has been in the optical business for a majority of his life. He received his Florida Optician License in 1998 and his ABOC and NCLEC in 1996. 

Question 2: What drew you into the optical business?
Since the age of three, Raymond Castro has been wearing prescription glasses. Unlike most kids his age, he always liked the wearing his glasses which sparked his interest in the optometry field. As this interest grew, he wanted to create eye wear for the "not-so-average" customer. 


Question 3: How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?

At College Optical Express, they have displays on-site that demonstrate how Chemistrie Clips works. Raymond loves watching "the shock and awe" customers have once they try on the products and see how easy the clips are to use. Their customer's are even more amazed when they find out that not only can they connect clips to any of the Chemistrie frames that are sold at the practice, but that they can purchase clips that are can be fit to their current Rx frames! 

Question 4: How does your practice get involved in the community?
Due to its location, College Optical Express is highly involved on the Florida International University campus. Their involvement includes tailgates, sporting events along with participating in other campus activities. Raymond was recently featured in the FIU Alumni Magazine as one of their "Unsung Heroes" because of his voluntary participation in helping individuals who were misplaced by Hurricane Irma and Maria. After the hurricanes, Castro showed up to the practice to check and see if the store had sustained any hurricane damage. He ended up cleaning, adjusting and repairing glasses that were damaged by the storm. He also spent his time, conversing with bed-ridden occupants at the FIU shelter. These are just a few of the ways College Optical Express has given back to it's community!



Question 5: What is something fun about the town where you are located?
College Optical Express is located in the heart of Miami! "The city is the epitome of fun and culture," Raymond says. Additionally, since his practice is located inside one of the four largest universities in the United States and the second largest university in the state of Florida, they are exposed to a variety of cultures and all walks of life. Contrary to popular belief, College Optical Express does not exclusively serve the faculty, staff and students from FIU, but they are also open to the public!

Question 6: What is some feedback you have received from your customers about the Chemistrie products?
According to Raymond, the feedback he has received from customers has been phenomenal! Due to the technology and the ease of the product, Chemistrie products are generating plenty of "word of mouth" advertising on the behalf of College Optical Express. Additionally, some of their customers are progressive wearers and use more than one monitor each day and therefore complain about the eye strain. College Optical Express makes these individuals a set of "intermediate blue blocker" clips which solves their problems without having to buy a second pair of computer glasses. After their customers see how beneficial the computer glasses can be, they generally purchase a second pair of Polarized Sun Clips too! Lastly, since they do have a complete finishing lab onsite, they are able to produce the Chemistrie Clips for their customer's in less than an hour! This is a great selling point for any customers who want to buy replacements or additional colors for the sake of variety! 



Thanks again for taking the time to speak with us Raymond! If you are in the Miami Area, head to College Optical Express at Florida International University to learn more about Chemistrie! If you are interested in becoming a featured retailer of Chemistrie, feel free to reach out to us at info@eyenavision.com.

Eye Associates of Little River: Featured Retailer of the Week!
Friday, May 18, 2018
This week we had a chance to speak with Micheal Vagnoni from the Eye Associates of  Little River located in Little River, South Carolina. We asked him how Chemistrie Clips are making a difference in the lives of their patients! 



Question 1: How long have you been in business? 

Eye Associates of Little Rock has been in business since October 9th, 2006. They are amazed at how much the practice has grown over the years and excited to see what the future holds for the business! 

Question 2: What drew you into the optical business?

Lead doctors, Dr. Sandy and Dr. Jason, were drawn to the optical business because it allowed them to care of patients without having to spend long weekends in the hospital like normal physicians. However, due to their success and many years in practice, this is no longer the case. They are now affiliated with with a local hospital which requires them to be on-call which is not a problem to them because the doctors love what they do and want to help their patients in any way possible! 

Question 3: How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?

At the Eye Associates of Little River, they market Chemistrie Clips as a bridge product for those customers who aren't quite ready to fully commit to a pair of prescription sun lenses. The Chemistrie clip is about half the price of a pair of sunglasses and is a more affordable way to get a stylish pair of prescription sun wear. 




Question 4: How does your business get involved in the community?

Their business does a lot of work with children around the area. Since their office is located in a low-income area, they donate optical exams and eye wear to children as a way to give back to the community. 

Question 5: What's something fun about the town where you are located?

Eye Associates of Little River is located very close to North Myrtle Beach. Due to their location, there are so many fun, outdoor activities to do in the area! Being so close to the beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway, there are plenty of opportunities for boating and fishing. Additionally, there are little islands off the coast of North Myrtle Beach that allow you to park your boat and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends! 

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Question 6: What is some feedback you have received from your customers about the Chemistrie products? 

The patients at Eye Associates of Little River love the Chemistrie Clips! They have said that they love the custom fit of the lens to match their current frame and also that they don't scratch their underlying lenses! Most of all though, they love how many options of polarization there are to choose from!

Thank you to the Eye Associates of Little River for taking the time to speak with us about the Chemistrie Clip and the benefits they bring to your patients and community! To stay up to date with their business and products, check out their Facebook Page! 

Are you interested in becoming a feature Chemistrie Retailer? Please notify your local
Chemistrie Sales Consultant, or contact us at info@eyenavision.com.

The Eye Place: A Featured Retailer of Chemistrie!
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
This week we are excited to feature The Eye Place as our Retailer of the Week! We talked with Dr. Scott Sedlacek at The Eye Place in Olmsted Falls, Ohio about how his customers are loving our Chemistrie Clips!


Question 1: How long have you been in business?
With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Sedlacek says he has been in the optical business his
whole life. His first job was working in an optometry office when he was just 16 years old! Additionally, he has worked in an optometry office throughout his high school, undergraduate and optometry school years. Dr. Sedlacek graduated from the Ohio State University in 1998.




Question 2: What drew you into the optical business?
Dr. Sedlacek has always been interested in helping others and science. By majoring in psychology and physics, he was able to merge those two passions together. After working and learning in an optometry office for years, he decided to pursue his doctorate in optometry.


Question 3: How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?
The Eye Place keeps many promotional materials throughout the store for customers to browse through. These materials include our four-sided demonstration tower with two sample frames, sample clips and all of the lens options we offer for customers. Lastly, the associates at The Eye Place educate, demonstrate and offer Chemistrie Clips to all of their patients!





Question 4: How does your business get involved in the community?
Dr. Sedlacek is highly involved in his community! He volunteers at over 30 schools throughout the Northern Ohio area by engaging in several activities such as conducting vision screenings for over 1,500 students, talking to thousands of students at career days and participating in several PTA education presentations. Additionally, Dr. Sedlacek presents the Ohio Optometric Association's Real Eyes Programs each year to about 2,000 students.


On top of being heavily involved with the Ohio educational systems, Dr. Scott Sedlacek is an active member in the Olmsted Falls Chamber of Commerce and Olmsted Kiwanis Club. The Eye Place is a corporate sponsor for many coordinated events with other local businesses. Some of their participation includes, but is not limited to, the annual Heritage Days, Girl’s Night Out, the Homecoming Pancake Breakfast at the local high school and First Fridays which is an outdoor event that provides entertainment, food, music shopping in the business district during the summer months!


Check out their Facebook and website for more information on how they stay engaged in their community!


Question 5: What's something fun about the town where you are located?
“There are so many great things about Olmsted Falls,” states Dr. Sedlacek. "Olmsted Falls is a unique community that fuses the scenic, historic nature of the town's architecture with a fresh revitalized vibe that has blossomed over the past several years."


Question 6: What is some feedback you have received from your customers about the Chemistrie products?
According to Dr. Sedlacek, his patient’s are LOVING our Chemistrie Brand! Not only does The Eye Place carry the Chemistrie sun lenses, but they also sell Chemistrie Blue and our reader lenses! The Eye Place believes that there really has never been an affordable, quality reader clip on lens until Chemistrie. Patients have commented on how the fit of our frames are beautiful and fill a void that they were craving in eye wear! Additionally, the associates at The Eye Place suggest to patients to purchase two pairs of clear glasses and buy clips for both sets! This allows them to build up an eye wear collection instead of purchasing glasses than only have one style which customers love.




Thank you Dr. Scott Sedlacek for taking the time to speak with us about your products and company! We loved learning more about your involvement in the community and how our products are benefiting your customers! To learn more about The Eye Place check out their website, Facebook and Twitter page!


If you're near Olmsted Falls, Ohio, make sure to check them out (and ask about Chemistrie Products!) Are
you interested in becoming a feature Chemistrie Retailer? Please notify your local Chemistrie Sales Consultant,
or contact us at info@eyenavision.com.


Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates: A Featured Chemistrie Retailer!
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
We are elated to highlight Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates as our Feature
Chemistrie Retailer! We asked Dr. Kenneth Daniels about his company and how the Chemistrie Clip
has been useful to his customers!


Question 1: How long have you been in business?
Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates has been open since 1998. Throughout the years the
company has grown more than he could have ever imagined!


Question 2: What drew you into the optical business?
During his college years, Dr. Daniels worked as an optician and an optometric tech. However,
even before then he always knew he wanted to go into the Optometry or Ophthalmology field.


Question 3: How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?
Dr. Daniels states that the employees discuss several alternatives in eye wear with their patients
while they’re sitting in the chair with the doctor. From there, that information will be transferred to
the optician. Then, the doctor will walk their patient into optical and demonstrate how easy the
Chemistrie Clip is to use everyday and show them how versatile the product can be! From a
professional standpoint, the opticians often recommend adding on a reading clip and a sun clip to
patients who need distance lenses. Lastly, the opticians at Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates
discuss how one pair of glasses can act as two or three pairs which will save the patient money
by not spending on several pairs of prescription glasses!



Question 4: How does your business get involved in the community?
Dr. Daniels discussed the many ways that his company is involved in the community. They
use several social media outlets such as Facebook and different community websites to stay
engaged with their customers. Additionally, they are involved with a variety business associations
and use search engine optimization to reach out to the community.


Question 5: What's something fun about the town where you are located?
They are located in Hopewell, NJ, a small town located near Princeton, NJ. Hopewell is where
George Washington crossed the Delaware and also the town in which it is believed that
Ben Franklin installed the first electrical grid. Hopewell is considered the number one region of
NJ to live for lifestyle, education and community!


Question 6: What is some feedback you have received from your customers about the
Chemistrie products?
“They love them--unique and efficient,” says Dr. Daniels. (We at Eyenavision agree!)



Thanks again to Hopewell-Lambertville Eye Associates! If you're near Hopewell, NJ, make sure to check
them out (and ask about Chemistrie Products!) Are you interested in becoming a feature Chemistrie Retailer?
Please notify your local Chemistrie Sales Consultant, or contact us at info@eyenavision.com.

LOMA Eye Care - A Chemistrie Certified Optical Shop
Monday, March 26, 2018
Our newest featured Chemistrie retailer is LOMA Eye Care - located in Arvada, Colorado. We sent Dr. Gallegos our questionnaire and are loving his responses!

How long have you been in business?  


LOMA Eye Care has been open since October 2017.  We are still in our infancy, and it's really fun to watch our clinic grow (albeit somewhat slower than I'd like, but I'm sure that's the sentiment with all cold-start practices). 



What drew you into the optical business?


I knew I wanted to be an optometrist since high school.  I had a major "Wow" factor when I put on a pair of Rx glasses for the first time; it was like a whole new world for me.  I wanted to be able to give other people the same "Wow" factor that I got, and that's when I knew I what I wanted to be.  The best part is that I have a team that shares in this vision of truly helping people by providing them the best in terms of patient care.  Of course it helps that we also boast the best prices in the city, guaranteed. We wouldn't be able to offer the quality products at these amazing prices if not for the Eyenavision lab. We are truly thankful that Eileen (the Eyenavision rep in Colorado) came to our office with such a great product.



The LOMA Eye Care Staff - proudly showing off their Chemistrie products!

How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?

In addition to the displays, marketing of Chemistrie Clip and the ChemTech readers usually starts in my exam room.  For me, I need to understand what my patient wants and balance that with what the patient needs.  If a patient has a vision plan, then I talk about the clips as a great added accessory that removes the need for additional pairs of eyeglasses.  Patients like the idea of picking one frame and being able to use it as sunwear as well.  My experience is that the reading clips sell a lot more than my sunclips (for now).  Many presbyopic patients are not a fan of bifocals, so many of them just go without or have a separate pair of readers.  A reading clip gives these patients an option not previously considered and they are usually excited about the idea of having a clip they can hide when they aren't using it. 

How does your business get involved in the community?

Right now we are still too new to have much community involvement.  We are collaborating with the D.A.R.E. program that functions to teach children about the dangers of drug use.  We are also planning events at local schools (3 so far) where we talk about why annual eye exams are so important even when a child is seeing 20/20.  As our practice grows and can afford it, we are looking at going mobile.  We want to reach out to our homeless population and give free eye exams (and possibly glasses).  

What's something fun about the town where you are located? 

This city is great all around. There’s so much to do indoors and outdoors. We are located in a pocket of the city where we see a wide range of patients, so we have a unique opportunity to serve patients of all demographics, backgrounds, and budgets. 


Thanks so much to LOMA Eye Care for taking the time to answer our questions! We are so inspired by the success of this young practice, and look forward to seeing what they do in the years to come. Arvada looks like such a beautiful town, full of parks and green space. Want to learn more about Arvada, CO? We recommend checking out this fascinating history about the first discovery of gold in Colorado

Introducing 20!20 Vision - A featured Chemistrie Retailer!
Friday, March 02, 2018
Introducing a featured Chemistrie Retailer: 20!20 Vision, located in Columbia, SC!

We asked them our standard questions and were excited to learn more about their business and hometown.

How long have you been in business?
20! 20 vision was started 11.5 years ago by Dr. Kelly Hynes, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist who grew up in Columbia and went to the University of South Carolina Medical School here in Columbia


What drew you into the optical business?
The attractive thing about working in an ophthalmology practice is that it is a field that combines knowledge both medical and practical, but also involves fun and fashion, which was really attractive to me as I chose my profession. We have happy patients who are even happier when they leave!

20!20 Vision Staff all wearing the Quinn (a Chemistrie frame!)

How do you market the Chemistrie Clip?
We discuss the Chemistrie clip with almost every customer who purchases glasses. (Eyenavision note - also make sure you utilize our free literature, like the consumer brochure. A digital copy can be found here).


How does your business get involved in the community?
We donate eye exams and botox to charities and fundraisers very often and have volunteered in free vision screenings in the past. We also help patients out on an individual basis as we see the need. 


What's something fun about the town where you are located?
Our practice is located in Columbia which is a huge university town. We are in the heart of 5 Points which is a hustling very active area. Our city is growing by leaps and bounds with new restaurants and entertainment popping up every day!


What a great looking area! We took their suggestion and perused some of the restaurants in the area. Check out Saluda's - which is right around the corner! Yummmm!

Thanks again to 20!20 Vision. If you're near Columbia, SC, make sure to check them out (and ask about Chemistrie Products!). 


Are you interested in becoming a feature Chemistrie Retailer? Please notify your local Chemistrie Sales Consultant, or contact us at info@eyenavision.com