You may already know about eyebobs (“eyewear for the irreverent and slightly jaded”) and their state-of-the-art website featuring a virtual try-on tool and 360 degree photography, providing a great online shopping experience for the purchase of prescription glasses, readers and sunreaders.
Don’t like shopping online? Try the new eyebobs store on Glenwood Avenue. Get an eye exam, work with an optician to be fitted and select your stylish new eyewear. eyebobs CEO Michael Magerman says because of this store location, they “look forward to supporting the community by hosting special events and partnering with like-minded organizations and groups in order to foster good will in the neighborhood.” Expanding to provide prescription glasses, offering eye exams with a remote doctor via telemedicine and opening a storefront space has helped eyebobs find its place in the market. “There’s a lot of pent-up demand for the product,” Magerman says. “The lab also serves as a prototype for freestanding stores that will roll out beginning this year.”
Meaning: More eyebobs shops are on the way, and Magerman hopes to continue their success, using these retail labs to provide wonderful and unique eyewear to anyone who sees their style a little differently than most.