1. WHAT FIRST SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN THIS BUSINESS? As a third-generation optician, the optical industry has always had a special place in my heart. It’s an industry that is constantly innovating and allows me to learn something new each day. At Eye Pieces we are able to combine our passion for eyewear and the ski industry all within the Colorado mountain communities that we love.
2.SHAREABRIEFHISTORYOFYOURBUSINESS. Eye Pieces was founded in 1984 by my father Dan Barry. Like myself my fatherhas always had a passion for eyewear and skiing. Opening Eye Pieces in themountains of Colorado was a dream come true for him. Almost 40 years laterwe now have 7 stores across Colorado.
3. WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Every day we have the privilege of working with some of the best customer in the world. We love getting to know each of our customers through our custom shopping experience and bringing a highly curated assortment of products that fit their optical needs.
4. WHAT DO YOU THINK SETS YOU APART FROM YOUR COMPETITION? We curate a collection of the world’s finest glasses, sunglasses and snow goggles with professional vision care and prescription optics.The staff at Eye Pieces of Snowmass is committed to providing customers with a customized shopping experience from start to finish. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate goggle helmet integration or personalized prescription eyewear, our staff is available to ensure each product is tailored to your specific needs.
5. PLEASE SHARE WHAT IS UP NEXT FOR YOU AND THE BUSINESS IN TERMS OF FUTURE LAUNCHES, COLLABORATIONS, OPENINGS OR ANY NEWS WE CAN BUZZ. We are very excited to announce that we will be opening our 2nd location in the Roaring Fork Valley this fall at the Willits Town Center. This location will have a lens lab, allowing us to assemble customizable prescription glasses on-site for our customers. We are looking forward to bringing in brands such as Chrome Hearts, Jacques Marie Mage, Krewe, Mykita, Maui Jim and more!