Our founder, Sylvia Jones OD, MS, worked as an optometrist for years. She owned an optical and loved caring for the eyewear needs of her patients.
One day her office phone began to ring. Ring, Ring!!! “Hello I was wondering if you could email me my prescription??? Do you guys have a pd, it is asking for my pd??? Could you look over this to make sure I put the numbers in correctly??? The patients seemed confused and overwhelmed, desperate for her staff’s time and expertise in placing their online orders with a different company.
Listening to their frustrations, she realized that there had to be a better way. Her patients were tired of the limited selection and expense of the local optical. But they also needed more assistance and attention than the online eyewear stores could provide.
Inspired by a vision she created a company to bridge the gap. Combining the convenience and affordability of online, with the personal attention and assistance of the local optical.
Violet Eyewear was created as a new fun way to purchase eyewear at home or online with your family and friends. Providing each guest with their own Vison Ambassador to answer questions, help with eyewear selection, and assist in placing online orders. Taking the time and stress out of finding the perfect eyewear.
We believe that technology is good, but technology + human connection is great!
We also believe that everyone deserves to see, look, and feel great. Vision impairment disproportionally affects the homeless population due to poor nutrition and lack of medical care. The inability to see has been shown to be heavily correlated with reduced well-being and decreased earning potential. Due to this we have partnered with a local homeless shelter to ensure that for every frame purchased, one is donated to a homeless person in need through our Buy One, Bless One program.
Its pretty simple: Great Eyewear | Less Stress | Less Time | More Connection
Our 3 differences
Save time, stress, and hassle as you complete your Personalized Eyewear Plan with your Vision Ambassador.
The best part about Violet Eyewear is that you can shop and give at the same time through our Buy One, Bless One program.
The Violet Eyewear Experience is a fun way to find eyewear at home or online with your family and friends.
Try-on beautiful eyewear as you laugh, talk, and drink lemonade with you best girlfriends.
Eyewear designed and/or hand selected by an actual eye doctor for the ultimate quality, fit, and style.
Enjoy the compliments and friends constantly asking, “Where did you get your glasses from???”
Learn how your purchase is making a difference
"The best part about Violet Eyewear is that you can
shop and give at the same time."
Why donate eyewear to the homeless???
- The homeless represent one of the most vulnerable groups within our society.
- About 30% of the homeless population are visually impaired.
- “The inability to see has been shown to be heavily correlated with reduced well being and decreased earning potential.”