It won’t be long before the that used to house the will be back in business.
But, when the doors open at 21 Wisconsin Circle in Chevy Chase this spring, specs—not sweets—will be on the menu.
Sweet specs, that is.
Luxoptics, a high-end eyewear store carrying unique eyewear lines, is set to open up sometime next month—possibly by mid-March, said store owner Robert Bojarski.
Currently, Bethesda residents have several options when buying eyeglasses, including , and .
But, glasses at Luxoptics will be custom-made to order, with unique sizes, shapes and colors available to ensure that a customer will end up with the perfect glasses for his or her eyes, face and personality.
Eye exams will also be available at Luxoptics, as will contact lens fittings, laser eye surgery referrals and sunglasses.
But, the focus will be on crafting unique glasses for customers.
“This kind of product needs a lot of expertise to fit and fabricate because it’s all handmade,” said Bojarski, who has been in the eyewear business for 30 years, and who likens the process of hand-crafting custom-made eyewear to fabricating jewelry.
One of the benefits of customization is that progressive and bifocal lens-wearers have a much broader selection of eyewear.
“You don’t have to settle for a compromise” when it comes to custom-made eyeglasses, Bojarski said.
Lindberg frames can typically cost around $500, Bojarski said. The lenses can cost a few hundred dollars more, and customization options—like making the lenses into transition lenses or adding reflective crystal coatings to the lenses—will cost extra.
“A very high-quality product” that you can wear every day.