Glastonbury has a new full-service eye-care center. OculusDocs held its grand opening Aug. 4 for the Addison Road facility, owned by Dr. Jenny Cha, an optometrist who has practiced eye care for 26 years.
Before moving her practice to Glastonbury, Dr. Cha worked for 26 years for Lenscrafters as the in-house optometrist in four of the company’s eyewear stores. She lives in South Glastonbury with her husband Travis and their two children, Nabia and Jacoby.
She opened her private practice here to be closer to where she and her family lives, she said. The practice is housed in a new development of white farmhouse-styled commercial condominiums at 221 Addison Road.
The new offices, Dr. Cha said, feels homey and welcoming for Oculus’s patients and practitioners.
“I love this space. It’s right at the edge of a residential neighborhood and when I look out the window I can actually see the fence in the backyard of the house next door. Now I love coming to work every day because this feels like where I should be.”
Joining her in the practice is Dr. Meghan Kelleman, an optometrist who specializes in primary eye care and disease management; Peggy Scougall, a licensed optician and contact lens fitter; Dominique Veilleux, an optician who works as Oculus’ eyewear fitter; and LaiChu Wong, a patient support specialist. The office also employs several other full- and part-time support staffers.
One of the hallmarks of the new offices, Dr. Cha says, is its frame shop, where patients can pick out their new glasses immediately after their eye exam and get expert advice and fitting from Veilleux.
“We have a beautiful optical shop and we have great frame styles at a wide variety of price ranges, anywhere from $100 to $700, something to fit anyone’s budget,” Dr Cha says. “I’ve created a boutique optical shop where we incorporate what’s in fashion with the latest styles, but also try to have frames to fit all face shapes and budgets.”
The optical shop carries prescription glasses, sunglasses, safety glasses and contacts. Prescription frame styles are available for all ages, from toddlers and up.
In a world of exploding online sales of so many products, Dr. Cha said picking the right frames from a local frame shop is more important than ever. A local frame fitter can help you find the most stylish frames for your budget and your face.
"When you work with our in-house optician/ stylist we take into account not only style but what would be the best fit based on face shape, prescription and personal style. Everyone’s eyes sit differently in a pair of glasses because everyone's noses are different, so it makes the frames sit differently. Bifocals have to fit correctly both in pupillary distance and the near portion. Far-sighted lenses and near-sighted lenses are convex or concave and different frames work better or worse even based on their prescription.
First impressions are only something you have one shot at, and if you wear glasses they're the first thing people see when they meet you.
We provide a one-stop shop experience for our patients and we have a 45-day, no questions asked return or exchange policy for our glasses,” she added. “We will always do what we can for the patient and will guarantee a one year warranty for our frames and lenses for reasonable return reasons.”
Some of the designer frame brands carried by Oculus’ optical shop include Brooks Brothers, Evatik, Oakley, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Tom Ford and YSL, to name a few.
“The benefits of buying local is, it’s local! It’s a personalized boutique experience.”
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