How it all started?
The Optical Shoppe first opened its doors in 1983, introducing Regina to fashion forward eyewear. Founder Thelma Bannatyne had a fierce passion for fashion, and she believed eyewear was the ultimate accessory.
Thelma traveled to New York, Las Vegas and even Milan to find the best frames to bring to you. She met with designers from all around the world to ensure the latest and greatest frames were in her store.
In the late 90’s Thelma stepped back from being in the store every day, but not before she instilled a passion for eyewear in her son Rene.
Rene has been a staple in the store for many years, continuing Thelma’s legacy of fashionable frames and outstanding customer service.
Today we continue that tradition, by searching for the best frames and continually improving our customer service and enchaining your in store experience.
My name is Lisa and I am thrilled to be the new owner of The Optical Shoppe. Coming from a family business myself it means a lot to me to carry on the traditions of this great store. I can’t wait to meet all the loyal clients that Rene has been servicing for so many years, as well as welcoming new clients to the store. I hope you all drop by soon so I can share my passion for this industry with you and give you some sneak peeks from this springs collection.