Customized Art, Style and Eyewear
An iconic Apple commercial once said, “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.” Today, David Wolosin from Custom Eyes sees things differently.
Wolosin says it best with his slogan, “Your vision is our mission!” He certainly practices what he preaches with five American Board of Opticianry-certified opticians and a dedicated doctor of optometry on his staff. He also takes pride in his on-site state-of-the-art finish lab that can turn around most jobs the same day they are ordered.
But, Wolosin is running more than just a business—he is running a fundamental cornerstone of the community. Custom Eyes loves and respect the hard work of police officers, members of the military and teachers with extra discounts.
“We love the many facets that make up our industry—from science and technology to health care and most of all, our community. Dedication is the only word I have to describe the very best eyewear and customer service we provide,” Wolosin says when asked what makes Custom Eyes unique.
He is a master in his field and has been invested in it since he was young.
“I attended West LA College in 1991, but it wasn’t until 1994 as I worked for an independent doctor of optometry that my love for opticianry began,” he says. “I was always eager to learn and apply my knowledge. Whenever the optical machines needed repair, I was the one who loved to take them apart and see how they worked, just so that I could put them back together.”
Wolosin enrolled in the National Academy of Opticianry in 1996, achieved American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification in 1998 and became a Nevada board-licensed optician in 1999. In 2007, he opened Custom Eyes.
“In 2007, I started Custom Eyes and, ever since then, I wake up every day knowing that my team can help make a difference in someone’s vision,” he says.
David Wolosin’s Five Tips to Take Care of Your Vision
1. Choose an ABO-certified optician to tailor make your eyeglasses! There is a difference! If there is an issue with your new glasses, your optician will fix or offer solutions, as opposed to asking a computer monitor for help. Your optician will not only make sure your prescription was prepared correctly, but they will also ensure a proper fit.
“At Custom Eyes all of our opticians are ABO-certified, which means you will be working with a professional that is committed to you and the industry they represent,” Wolosin says. “Choosing an optician that is ABO-certified is very different than going online to purchase your eyeglasses. Your ABO-certified optician will take unequivocal measurements that play a role in helping craft eyeglasses with exact precision.”
2. Check yearly, see clearly! “I didn’t come up with this phrase, but it sure helps to remind me of how even a necessary eye exam is so important to the overall health of your eyes in detecting problems that may occur on the retina, lids and visual system,” Wolosin says.
3. Clean and replace your contact lens case! “We recommend replacing your contact lens case every three months or sooner,” Wolosin says. “A 99 cent contact lens case is worth not having a bacterial eye infection. Trust me!”
4. Believe it or not, merely replacing your cleaning cloth every three months will undoubtedly prolong the life of your eyeglasses. The job of the cleaning cloth is to absorb the oils and debris on the surface of the lenses. By continually cleaning your glasses with the same oil-filled cloth, you will surely have to wipe harder and assume that the coating is to blame when actually it’s just the cleaning cloth itself.
5. Visit Custom Eyes, 175 N. Stephanie St., Suite 130, Henderson, NV 89074, for an optometrist consultation and tailor-fit eyeglass experience.
“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do,” the Apple commercial concludes.
Wolosin and his team at Custom Eyes are certainly changing the community and the face of the optometry business. Everybody is unique, so why not have a custom-made eye experience that is just as unique as you are?