Optician, Owner, spent five years working in an upscale optical boutique in Naples Florida, with three master opticians. “I fell in love with the industry when I realized that I was not only selling glasses and fashion, I was selling vision."
The idea of Moon & Co Eyewear began one special night at a women’s Christian event; “Fierce”. There was a team of very empowering women speakers who changed my life forever. It gave me the courage I lacked to expand and become who the Lord wanted me to be.
After eight months at LCs, I started working at Spectacles of Naples, where I met three of the industry’s finest master opticians and the most wonderful human beings I’ve ever known (I miss you guys!). This is where I learned that my job was not to just sell fashionable glasses; my job was to sell vision. Nothing brought me more joy and reward than when my patient said, “OMG!! I can SEE!!!”.
I had no expectations starting this job, and opening my own optical was the furthest thing from my mind. I thought this would be just another job, but little did I know it would change my life. I now had the knowledge, the courage and the passion to venture out on my own with that service standard in mind.
Suddenly ideas starting coming to mind. What the store would look like, wall colors, what music I would play, atmosphere, furniture, the lab, the exam room, all of it! I wanted to evoke a feeling of professionalism, class, quality and trust the second you walk in, but also one of love and welcome.
As you walk into Moon & Co eyewear your eyes can’t help but to scan the room at all the beautiful eye art on display. The eyewear is art. The atmosphere is calm and sophisticated, the style is contemporary with an European feel. The light grey wood floors, the contemporary furniture, the grey scale walls and black leather chairs set the tone for the beautiful eyewear pieces on the shelves. The main attraction in the store is truly the eyewear, but everyone loves the butter yellow couch.
The eyewear collections range from Chanel to Cartier. Moon & Co eyewear is also equipped with a State of the Art Finishing Lab. Here every lens is customized to the client’s parameters and specifications. Lastly, to make it a complete optical experience, Moon & Co also has a full time Optometrist.
The hardest part of the entire process was finding the location….so I thought. I had been working for Spectacles five years. I built a very nice client base, that I knew would follow me. Naples is a very small town, no matter where I opened shop, I would be competing against them. In honor of my love and appreciation for them, I sold my house and moved to Sarasota. I would like to take credit for that move but I can not. This was an eminent move and I knew it. I got in my car one Sunday afternoon and my car drove North on 75, left on Fruitville Rd and straight to my beautiful location, known today as Moon & Co Eyewear.