New location, same great service at EyeStyles

EyeStyles Optical and Boutique recently moved to a new location on Geneva Avenue (Highway 120) in Oakdale. Owner Nikki Griffin says she wanted the new space to be inviting to all who walk in the door.

One of only a handful of stores in the country to sell Tomato Glasses, EyeStyles carries several styles and helps kids and their parents select just the right ones.

EyeStyles has frames for everyone. Looking for a larger frame size? Check out the shop’s Paul Bunyan Board.

Whether you’re looking for eyeglasses for your baby or are having difficulty finding a pair of frames that fits your face, EyeStyles Optical and Boutique in Oakdale has the selection and knowledgeable staff to help you out. 

The optical shop recently moved less than a mile from its previous location, and still retains some of the same boutique characteristics of its former spot.

“We’re definitely 100 percent focused on the eyewear,” owner and nationally board-certified optician Nikki Griffin says. 

The new location on Highway 120 is a more accessible and nicer space, Griffin says, adding the staff wanted the new shop to be appealing to everyone in the family, and not just moms. 


A frame to fit your face

As an independently owned optical shop, EyeStyles offers a full line of unique and exclusive eyewear for all ages, including the youngest of patients. 

EyeStyles is an exclusive supplier of Tomato Glasses, which are lightweight, durable frames for kids, that are adaptable to each child’s head. The shop is one of 26 locations in the United States where these frames can be found. 

“People come from multiple states away to get them,” Griffin says.

Babies and toddlers’ nose bridges aren’t developed yet, so Tomato Glasses are specifically designed to accommodate the facial features of little kids. Thanks to the frames’ cable temples, which are soft silicone and adjustable, Tomato Glasses don’t slip down, even when kids are running or jumping up and down.    

“They have a lot of grow-with-me features,” Griffin says.

The glasses are loved by many kids including those with Down Syndrome and those who struggle with fit due to craniofacial irregularities.

EyeStyles also has a “Paul Bunyan Board,” with frames designed for men who need larger sizes. 


More than just a glasses store

Since EyeStyles is an independent store, it has more flexibility than the bigger chains. For instance, it offers a Lifestyle Package that gets a client all the eyeglasses he or she will need: one pair for every day, one pair of computer glasses and one pair of sunglasses, all for as low as $499 for single-vision lenses. The price is $899 for progressive lenses. 

Clients can also find frames and labels not found at big box stores.

People come to Griffin and EyeStyles because they know she isn’t going to pull any punches with them.

“They get pure quality without paying licensing fees for brand names. It’s straight up, old school, good quality stuff,” Griffin says. “They know I’m old school, and I will also stand behind everything I provide.”

Dr. Sara Mabie has a flexible schedule to accommodate her clients’ vision needs. A graduate of Illinois College of Optometry, she performs comprehensive eye exams and provides care for eye-related health issues such as diabetes, macular degeneration and cataracts, and has expertise in complex contact lens fittings.

Patients also have peace of mind knowing the optical shop takes nearly all insurance plans.

Mabie has worked with multiple volunteer organizations, including Special Olympics Opening Eyes.

Griffin partners with Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity International, a nonprofit whose purpose is to help people who cannot afford eye exams and glasses in the U.S. and in underdeveloped countries. 

EyeStyles works within our community to ensure that everyone who needs glasses has access to them.

The most important thing to Griffin is to have an optical shop where people feel comfortable coming in and discussing their vision-related issues. “You really can’t take care of people’s ongoing visual needs without understanding them, and how they live,” she says.

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