When you shop at Eye Elegance, you’re not just getting the best selection of high-quality eyewear in Houston—you’re also working with a team of professionals dedicated to giving you the best quality service. Today you’ll learn about one of the newest members of our team, Eye Elegance optician Jeremy McKinney.
Background: I have lived in Austin, TX, Scott, LA, and Washington, D.C., but Houston is home. My optical career started in 2002, and I joined the Eye Elegance family as an optician in May 2017. I was certified by the American Board of Opticianry in 2007, and I have hundreds of hours of continuing education. I started my career after college as an Electrical Designer for an offshore engineering firm. After Hurricane Katrina decided she would knock down the rig I was working on, I found myself looking for a new career. I found eyewear—my perfect blend of fashion and function. It allows me to express my creative side and utilize my charming personality and interpersonal skills!
Extracurricular: I enjoy everything that allows me to be creative and adventurous. I enjoy taking my Jeep Wrangler to the beach, working on my project car (a 2002 Mercury Cougar), traveling to Puerto Rico to 4-wheel El Yunque, and traveling to New Orleans to explore food, music, and visit art museums.
How Jeremy Sees Things: Although I’ve had Lasik corrective surgery, I still find I need glasses to prevent headaches, eye strain, and fatigue from daily use of computers and cell phones. My current inventory includes the Lindberg Strip 9816 in a cool Blue color and the Lindberg Air Collection Raymond frame in Red with Transitions Grey Lenses.
I have a vast collection of sunglasses. I wear them all—metal, plastic, and all with polarized lenses. Currently, I’ve got my eye on some new Theo sunnies. Anything fun, colorful, and makes a statement. My sunglass selection in the morning is a very serious part of my day. It helps me decide how I will see the world, and how the world will see me.
Favorite Recommendation: My favorite brand in eyewear is Lindberg. Lindberg has awesome quality and versatility. As a professional optician, Lindberg allows me to tailor-make eyewear specifically for the individual, which truly makes the eyewear special for the client. My greatest reward is to see the client walk away happy with eyewear I helped co-create. As far as trends go—I don’t follow. I find what works specifically well for me and I go with it!
Squad Goals: My favorite thing about working at Eye Elegance is the attention to detail. We spend a lot of time and energy obsessing over what most may think of as small details, but which truly make a huge difference for our clients. This obsession creates the pride we have in crafting and delivering amazing eyewear to our clients, and that’s exactly what I want to contribute to and be a part of.
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